1000 words a day

I have this new commitment to write 1000 words a day, and so today (the first day) I wrote 1152 words over at my professional blog. http://bit.ly/hbQeVp

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uh whoops

I know, it’s been a million years since I’ve posted here. I was laid of from my job shortly before my last post, and while I’ve continued doing creative things since then, for some reason I just didn’t feel inclined to post about it here.

But rest assured, in addition to being gainfully employed again I’ve been doing creative work, a little knitting, a little jewelry making, and a little writing. I have a new writing group, and if you see this post and are interested, please do let me know if you’d like to join.

I’ll try to post here more frequently.

writing update

I went to a science fiction/fantasy con for the first time in ages, mostly to attend a couple of writing workshops. I submitted my Champions character sketch, “Incident At the Club”, because I didn’t have time to write anything longer or more fleshed out.

As it turned out, that was a good decision. Because I submitted a piece that I wasn’t all that emotionally attached to, I could really listen to the criticism people had, most of which dealt anyway with the fact that it was a sketch more than an all-inclusive short. However, it was suggested that I write more on the subject (which will be easy to do; the campaign is over) and I was given contact info that could lead to publication. So I’m really happy about that.

I’ve mostly finished one of my current short stories but, while I think it’s well-written, I’m not sure how publishable it is, so when I’m done with this, I may drop the short story project for a while and go back to the (ex) Champions subject.

short stories

I’m working on another collection of short erotic stories. This time both the book itself and the individual stories will be much longer. I’ve got two in progress. It’s been slow but I really hope to have the collection done before November, because I really want to do NaNoWriMo again this year. (Though, with the new job, we’ll see how that goes…)

creative hiatus

Creativity has fallen by the wayside, a bit, but I’ve gotten back to knitting to some extent and am also doing some writing. Just very busy. Need to finish the shawls I’ve been doing.

publishing

Well, I just self-published my first book on Lulu. It’s called Becoming His, and it contains four short bdsm-themed erotic stories, available for download or printing.

I know that it’s pretty short at 16 pages, but I wanted to put something out there; obviously I’ll keep writing. I’m pretty happy with these stories, so I hope they’ll do well.

need to write – or rather, publish

As I mentioned in my last post, I was on vacation last week, visiting my “other family” in Kentucky. It’s jumping the gun somewhat to call them, quite, family, I guess, though that’s how I’m starting to feel about them. Anyway, things with that are great, but for various reasons it’s going to be about seven months before I see them again…and that’s difficult.

So I was thinking that if I sold some writing, I could probably get out there again in between now and my next planned trip…and this means that I either have to get someone to publish my erotica (already written for the most part) or I need to write some Infosec-related stuff. The former is easier but pays less and it’s hard to find a publisher; the latter is harder to write but pays more and I probably have a guaranteed publisher.

And I need to start on this now. Eeeeep.