Changing careers and sticking with the novel writing.
Facebook spits out old posts — “memories” — and sometimes it yields something fascinating or insightful. This morning, I had an old post presented to me, one which is still timely:
This was originally inspired by the suicide of Leelah Alcorn, and was originally posted to Tumblr. Sadly, this is a continuing issue in the trans community: that of parents abusing their trans children, psychologically and otherwise. Leelah, and others, are not isolated incidents. If they were, it would be as easy as saying these parentsContinue reading “Not an Isolated Incident”
I wrote here about the publication of His Aura, an anthology of transmasculine erotica. I am not an erotica author, but I had a few pieces I’d written for a friend’s project which didn’t pan out and thus needed a home, so I submitted them. I was accepted. Gleefully, and trustingly, I signed the contract. And thenContinue reading “His Aura Thefts”
Dear 22-Year-Old Me: After getting over the shock of discovering your older self is, in fact, a man, and hairier, smellier, and grubbier than you currently are, I expect you might be a tiny bit disappointed. (But not with the impressively groomed facial stubble.) I know that you didn’t expect your life to be like this, thirteen years inContinue reading “A Letter to My Younger Self”
While I have been neglectful of updating my site or submitting my fiction to magazines, it’s been a long damn year: I broke my ankle in three places last June, in an attempt to learn how to ice skate. I was still recovering well into December of last year. I totaled my car in aContinue reading “alone with the stars in the sky”
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”
May is #writelifemay wherein you blog every day and answer a prompt (below). I thought “what the hell, this looks fun”. So here I go!
(Image: a smiling man pointing at the bisexual flag.) This article on bisexuality and bisexual people facing discrimination within the LGBT community gave me some food for thought the other day. Particularly about bisexuality in fiction, and male bisexuality in particular. I am writing a book with a male bisexual main character. After years of believingContinue reading “The “B” Word”
Yuzuru Hanyu is considered, by some, one of the greatest figure skaters to have ever lived. If you watch his exhibition skate at this year’s Grand Prix Final, you might begin to understand why. This is not even close to his best performance! But he consistently goes about smashing records, and, has gone on toContinue reading “Goals”