Hello, I love you

Lately, I’ve become dissatisfied with sex scenes in fiction. More specifically, the types featured in romance novels and fanfiction. I have to say there is nothing wrong with the sex scenes in these stories. They have a purpose and fulfill that particular purpose. I have just found the sex scenes in some of these storiesContinue reading “Hello, I love you”

A Little Bit of Smut

Apparently I have sold two other stories. The ink has maybe kind of dried on the contract, so I’ll just babble about them. I originally wrote the two stories for a colleague. He wanted to start some kind of electronic zine, and I said I’d write some stories for him. I wrote the pieces butContinue reading “A Little Bit of Smut”

I am in the House of Mercy

I’ve been writing shorter fiction this summer, while I’m on a break from my main manuscript. This excerpt is from one of those pieces of shorter fiction, titled Queer as Love. The story follows a married couple as one of them transitions from female to male. This part comes after the narrator, who is the cisgender spouse,Continue reading “I am in the House of Mercy”

Short Story Publication: The Blind Tattooist

Today my short story, “The Blind Tattooist”, came out in issue three of |tap|. This story is important to me for a few reasons. It is that it is the first publication I’ve had in the two years since I began submitting short stories professionally, since I decided I would only submit to paying markets.Continue reading “Short Story Publication: The Blind Tattooist”

A Heart that Burns

I finished the second draft of my novella, Bloom. It’s just under 57k. I may have to do some tinkering with the third draft and consider designating it as a novel. I do feel accomplished, but I also feel relieved. I’ve been chasing this ending for what feels like forever, and I am ready to beContinue reading “A Heart that Burns”

The Sense of a (Queer) Ending

I was digging through some of my old graduate school manuscripts. One of my instructors had commented that the story I’d submitted should have a more ambiguous ending. I have no doubt she was right, but this got me thinking about endings. I couldn’t help but reflect on my current work. Did the ending need moreContinue reading “The Sense of a (Queer) Ending”

#writelifemay Day 2 – WIP

So day two of #writelifemay is “WIP”, aka, work in progress. I wasn’t sure what to post and so settled on posting an excerpt from my work in progress. The official blurb for my current work in progress is: “Men ought to love men, and do.” Ben, a straight man, falls in love with his bestContinue reading “#writelifemay Day 2 – WIP”

#writelifemay Day 1 – May Goals

I have to not give myself too many goals, because then I inevitably have more than I can handle, which means I won’t finish and then I’ll spend a few days hating myself over the not finishing of things. So. Goals for May: Submit all my short stories to one market or another. Send some of themContinue reading “#writelifemay Day 1 – May Goals”