Have signed up for OrgASM (like Nano, but for smut).

Now to write fiction. :-)

TTFN,
Amazon. :-)
Just submitted "Wolf and Scarlet" to the Leather Ever After anthology for consideration.
I'm proud of the story. I think it flows well and says something beautiful along with being hawt. That said, while I think the editor will like it, (a) Little Red Riding Hood gets done a LOT, and (b) My story lacks an actual element of the fantastical[1] (which may or may not be deeply required)... so I'm not sure if it'll be accepted.

I hope so, though! :-D

Also: I now have a writerly icon. The quotation is William Wordsworth, who says "Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart". Which is worth remembering. :-)


TTFN,
Amazon. :-)


[1] The red hood is, in this case, a red leather coat with chains flagging right. The wolf is (a) the top's last name, and (b) symbolized by the shaggy muppet-fur jacket worn by said top. The ears, eyes, and teeth pattern is alluded to, but not off massive importance (although there's lots of biting going on, as this is an S/M piece I've written). Stuff like that there. :-)
So I got an email from the Editor[1] saying that my story arrived.
I'll (theoretically) know by September whether or not it gets accepted.
Here's hoping! :-)


TTFN,
Amazon.


[1] I sent "Shimmy" and "In the Pink" to Best Lesbian Erotica 2013.
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( Apr. 9th, 2012 07:03 pm)
I wrote a story today.

I wrote a STORY today!!! :-D

This is huge! It's even a good story! It came easily, and it's the right length, and I feel like it says something (and, okay, possibly it's saying something in a slightly too blatant way, but I can work on that) beyond "Characters get laid! YAY!".
I feel good about it.

I hope I continue to feel good about it during the editing process, and also that the anthology-editor I'm submitting it to loves it to bits and decides to publish it. <*fingers crossed*>


Feeling good about writing today. YAY! :-D


TTFN,
Amazon. :-)
Have done some work.

Not nearly enough, as I've got a couple of emails I Should Have Done that are just not going to happen before Friday afternoon (not actually a big deal, but still).

There's a party tonight. We will be bringing brie. (Also crackers, mandarin-orange boxes, and a forgotten sweater). Will attempt to be at least slightly Fabulous. :-D


I now know where my shoot is happening tomorrow (yay), and need to throw together a kit-bag with stockings, a few pairs of shoes, and some makeup. Mostly, I'm just really glad that I have the location pinned down. <*phew*>

Started a new story this morning. It's only a page long, and the page is basically just chunks of text that aren't actually connected. But the idea is to write some steampunk porn about a York-born (Upper Canada) electro-biological surgeon turned horse breeder in Chebucto, Acadie who hooks up with a marine biologist (from Port-la-Joye, on Isle-Saint-Jean) at a conference. More or less. Happily-for-now ending with plans to meet again, that sort of thing.

Here's hoping it works. :-D


Time to shower and eat lasagna.


TTFN,
Amazon. :-)
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( Sep. 13th, 2011 06:14 pm)
My very first story is up at Good Vibes Magazine. (It is dyke porn that involves motorcycles and low-health-risk casual sex).

Eep. O.O


This would be entirely the wrong time to discover I've missed a typo. :-\


TTFN,
Amazon.
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Uh.

So, random internet poll:

Do YOU know who Charlie Glickman is?

Have you heard of Good Vibrations?

Have you heard of Good Vibrations Magazine?

Have you ever gone to the site and *read* Good Vibrations Magazine?

Do you know anyone who has?



I'm asking this because Charlie Glickman - who I respect as a smart, thoughtful, kinky-sexpositive writer and educator - expressed an interest in having me write for said online magazine. (Based solely on my twitter profile, as far as I can tell).

They pay 2 cents/word in store credit.

Which, normally, I wouldn't even consider. Unless they were a local grocery store.

Sex toys don't (at this juncture) pay my rent.



But Charlie has a really good reputation, and so does Good Vibrations (the store). I'm wondering if the magazine gets a lot of traffic just based on association.
Because, if yes, I think it would be a good way of getting my name out as an author and possibly finding (some/more of) my market (which is pretty niche-y, by the looks of things) in a way that doesn't involve self-publishing.


I will need to write him back and ask about site traffic and ownership rights (do they get First Printing, or is it Everything?).



Thoughts? Suggestions?
Hey, look! A writing contest that's looking for erotic fiction and poetry!

Naked Girls Reading - Literary Prize
So.

I have found a net-royalties-only (50%) e-publisher that is looking for gay, lez, and trans erotica (and YA -- which seems incongruous, given the circumstances, but hey).

I think I will send a query letter about my Rock Star piece, "Sweet Jane" and hope that they jump on it. If they do, I may see what I can do re: spiffing up (or just re-writing) "Crow Maidens" and see if they're interested in that, since they did mention paranormal was something they'd be interested in.

Thoughts? Anyone ever published this way before?


- Cheers,
- Amazon.
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Today I wrote 1000 words of fiction
2 drafted poems
AND
9 recipes.

Bwah. Writing for hte WIN. :-D
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( Mar. 22nd, 2011 03:09 pm)
Just 'cause I can and it's been a while:

From Yes Means Yes:
Mythcommunication: It’s Not That They Don’t Understand, They Just Don’t Like The Answer
Excerpt:
Long story short: in conversation, “no” is disfavored, and people try to say no in ways that soften the rejection, often avoiding the word at all. People issue rejections in softened language, and people hear rejections in softened language, and the notion that anything but a clear “no” can’t be understood is just nonsense. First, the notion that rape results from miscommunication is just wrong. Rape results from a refusal to heed, rather than an inability to understand, a rejection. Second, while the authors of the paper say that this makes all rape prevention advice about communicating a clear “no” pointless, I have a different take. Clear communication of “no” isn’t primarily going to avoid miscommunication — rather, it’s a meta-message. Clear communication against the undercurrent that “no” is rude and should be softened is a sign of the willingness to fight, to yell, to report.



From Dangerous Women:
Queer Feminist Porn – OR A Look at How We View Sex, Sexwork, and Pornography
This one started off as a comment on My Sex Professor and quickly developed into a post of its own.
Excerpt:
IF
Sex = filthy-bad-dirty-dangerous-death
AND
Women = perma-prey/victims with no agency or autonomy
THEN
Sexwork = a filthy-bad-dirty-dangerous-deadly industry where women with no agency or autonomy are perpetually preyed-upon and victimized.

See how that goes?



From The Curvature:
Louisiana Law Forces Many Sex Workers to Register as Sex Offenders
Well, fucking hell. :-P
Excerpt:
Upon release, she was forced to register in the state’s sex offender database. The words “sex offender” now appear on her driver’s license. “I have tried desperately to change my life,” she says, but her status as a sex offender stands in the way of housing and other programs. “When I present my ID for anything,” she says, “the assumption is that you’re a child molester or a rapist. The discrimination is just ongoing and ongoing.”
Eve was penalized under Louisiana’s 205-year-old Crime Against Nature statute, a blatantly discriminatory law that legislators have maneuvered to keep on the state’s books for the purpose of turning sex workers into felons.



In completely different news:

The new Stone Telling is up. YAY! :-D Go check it out, check it out! <*makes shooing motions*>


And: So You Think You Can Budget.
It's totally not ideal, but it's what I came up with. <*shrug*>


*~*~*~*~*


In other news: Ghost and I have been asked to carry the POWER banner at Annie Sprinkle's White Wedding. Whee! :-D <*wonders if Raynedaze is signed up to the be The Objector*>

So now we seriously have to find some appropriate clothing. I mean, yes, I've got a white (ish) dress that would totally work. But I'd like something a little different (and not polyester). Soemthing I could potentially dye blue or purple or crimson after the fact.

I've got a really simple wrap-dress pattern that could be put together quickly out of a second-hand bedsheet and then adapted from there... :-) Would love to put together a crown of silver holly and icicles... Hrm...
Damn this low-income situation!
Totally Awesome Blog About Writing:

This particular post is about describing characters of colour:
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Is good.

The sections on
A Writer At Work, particularly this post about Action Levels, AS WELL AS the various posts on Coolness, Writerly Income, and Stupid Writer Tricks are super-handy.

I am trying to take her advice on both the "levels" and the "coolness" aspects of story-telling, with regards to how they apply to short-story porn and (eventaully) erotic novels, supernatural romance, and Stuff Like That There. :-)


On a barely tangentially-related note (and only because of the Love Interest character in the story I'm writing), have some information about crow memory!


On a likewise barely tangentially-related note (and only because of, hey look, exactly the same story), have a checklist of cis privileges!


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