Monday, December 3, 2012
Friday, May 4, 2012
"Sacrifice is a story that's very close to my heart. For one, it's set in Japan and that's always special. Also, I really let myself go on this one. I took some risks I wouldn't have taken before, and I pretty much hung all my hopes on The Red Penny Papers. The subject matter isn't for everyone, and I needed to submit it to someone who would get it. Even then the story could have sucked, so you can imagine how excited I was when it got accepted. So if you like your horror mixed with love and gender issues, check out "Sacrifice." Or hell, if you just like Japan!
In other news, my friend in Thailand sent me a bunch of really cool stuff including this Naga ring. It kicks ass:
Monday, April 30, 2012
I've realized that I really prefer to write gay main characters. Probably because I love to write about men. I struggled with that for a long time, since there is that idea that if you're a woman you should write about women. But by that logic, men should only write male characters, or we can take it even farther and say that people would stick to their own gender and race when they write. And that would be stupid. I will say that I always try to write a variety of women, both strong and weak, and that they belong in horror just as much as men do. And I'm sure that there are male writers out there that prefer to write about women, so it all evens out. Huzzah!
The inspiration for the next short story I want to write : )
The video behind it
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
My story, "Leatherboy v. The Zombie Horde", can be called the story that got me out of my slump. It might have helped that it was based on a real person, who as far as I know does not have any actual super powers, or it might have been sheer frustration at my OCD reaching a boiling point. In any case, I love the story and I hope I wrote it strong before sending it off. I think I did, and my husband agrees, so fingers crossed that it gets accepted! In the mean time I have other stories and novels to write, not to mention edit. I do have a novella ready to shop, I'm just procrastinating when it comes to doing anything about it. I don't know why, maybe I'm nervous or maybe I have the memory span of a goldfish. Or it could be that, now that my OCD is being treated, I have a lot of ideas to sort through and it's a little distracting *lol* I did write a new short story this week, called "High School Reunion". It's set in Japan and involves a nice young man named Toma, who had a very rough high school experience. Unfortunately, sometimes bad experiences catch up with you.
This is Toma, or the person I thought of when I wrote the story. May he never find out *lol*
Friday, July 22, 2011
As a writer, it's incredibly frustrating. We take pride in the words we use and the way we use them. But sometimes we forget the most important point: the message.
Friday, July 15, 2011
In other news, there are one and a half months left to enter my Grand Contest! Based on comments, I think people are going to need it. It seems that people are intimidated by how many Ranma pictures I already have. In addition, there is some confusion over which one is Ranma and which one is Show-yan. I went to find a picture of the two of them together, and realized that they actually don't stand in close proximity to each other than often.
They're both on the left. Show-yan is in the back, Ranma is in the front.
Monday, July 11, 2011
But first I have shorts to edit. And maybe some gay erotica, though I already have several of those that are ready to be submitted. Which reminds me, the four gay anthologies I am in are now all available for purchase on Amazon, including "The Handsome Prince"(Cleis Press), which you can win if you send me the best picture of Ranma. The other anthologies are:
1. Rock & Roll Over (STARbooks Press)
2. Gym Buddies & Buff Boys (STARbooks Press)
3. Brief Encounters (Cleis Press)