Good morning! Today is the second Monday of January, which means today is the deadline for the Flash Fiction Draw challenge that Jeffrey Ricker drew a week ago. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, you can catch up here, but the short version is he used a deck of cards to randomly … Continue reading January Flash Fiction Draw — “A Fairy Tale for the Little Acorn.”
A couple of days ago, there was a discussion that sort of flashed past my timeline. An author of gay romance who is also a gay man was expressing the frustration over a sentiment in an m/m group that was posted—“women write the best m/m”—and how unwelcoming it can feel to gay men writing gay … Continue reading The Shoulder Check Problem
Ten Days. Russ is on a deadline. Okay, so nobody else knows about it, but the thing is, he and the ‘Rear Admiral’ (the crowning glory of the High Seas Anal Pleasure Set) are at a standoff, and he’s running out of time to achieve his goal before he meets the real-world inspiration for the … Continue reading Rear Admiral — Available Now!
I Have No Words Before anything else, I'd like to start this post with a declaration: I've barely written anything aimed for publication in months, and that's okay. Before COVID, and before the dog blew the tendons in my arm and elbow (still not great, but getting better, and I've gotten to the point where … Continue reading Squeezing the Tennis Ball
Every year for the past few years, I’ve re-written a holiday story through a queer lens, retelling it as a way to retroactively tell stories to my younger self that include people like me. The first year, I wrote “Dolph,” (a retelling of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer). Then I wrote “Frost,” (a retelling of Frosty the Snow-Man), “Reflection,” … Continue reading The Doors of Penlyon
Failing I haven't done a proper writing update much at all this year, as I'm sure both my loyal readers have noticed. To put a fine point on it, the reason is this: 2019 fucking sucked as a writing year for me. And early, that started to feel like failure. Probably back in, say, February, … Continue reading Failing, Losing, Faking It, Self-Rejection, Earning Out, and other “Fun” Things About 2019