Sunday Small Talk

Yes, it has been a long time since I’ve done one of these. It’s been a rough couple of months as I watched my university all but implode and 30% of us lose our jobs. I’m lucky not to but my friends weren’t. Then again maybe they’re the lucky ones because I think it’s only a matter of time before the university folds.

Couple this with depression, bad crap happening in the publishing world and floods to my knees, making a writing post has been low on my list.

Writing wise, it’s also been rough. I’ve slipped back into fanfic which normally would be a bad thing BUT it’s keeping me writing without having to think too hard. Until I can get past this depression. Otherwise I might stop entirely which would make me more depressed.

But I am still writing some original fiction. I have almost finished my second Christmas story which is F/F/M set back where I used to live in WI. I just need to get the ending done. And I DID sell my other Christmas story so there’s that. That makes me happy.

And Modified and Sacred with Ninestar Press is making me very happy too. It’s still decently ranked after a couple of months. It could use more reviews but that’s how these things go. The reviews have been good. Most wanted more (typical feeling with novellas) and one thinks I could have a series here. That could be fun.

The one thing I have been doing in this blog (besides Rainbow Snippets for my weekly self confidence boost) is been promoting other books. I’ve been trying to keep it a little more on brand since I write mostly SF/UF/Paranormal. Oh sure I’ll be happy to promo contemporary stuff from people I know. I truly do believe we’re here to help each other and this is one easy way for me to do that.

So bear with me. I’m down but I’m not out.

Rainbow Snippets

Packing to go back with family and friends in Pittsburgh for the Summer and cleaning up after a flood yesterday washed mud about six inches high on everything and nearly washed my SUV into the creek. (No damage just a big mess)

Picking up with These Haunted Hills Brendan has just driven forty miles to a wine bar in Athens, Ohio to meet Josh and his steampunk group.

He took in Josh’s leather vest and the top hat that looked like it was leather perched on his head. Josh stood when he saw Brendan. His black and white striped pants, watch chain and boots really completed the outfit. Damn, he was cute. Brendan realized this was really why he’d drive so far. He wanted to see Josh. He’d have to contemplate his motives. Part of him thought so what if it was. He was still a living being. It was normal to find someone attractive and Josh was just cute as hell.

DSCN3255 Me taking my 5’9″ self out for a walk in the flood waters (which yes are past my knees)

If you’d like to play along, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook community where we post up 6 sentences of one of our LGBT stories every Saturday. It’s been fun and you can find it here. Be sure to check out all the offers! It’s been a great supportive group!