Wednesday, June 28th, 2006 • No Comments on It’s All About Writing
I’m on track today. 2500(ish) words so far, with maybe another hour’s worth of writing in me, thanks to a couple of iced coffees (one lousy, one pretty good) at two different writing spots (the usual one and a brand new Starbucks with very comfy chairs). There is a story swirling around in my brain that I’d like to at least get drafted tonight. I have an annoying habit of coming up with the best lines of dialogue when I’m half-asleep and then promptly forgetting them the next day.
I found out yesterday that my story “At Midnight, In the Month of June,” which was originally bought last year by the lovely and wise editors at Clean Sheets when no print anthology would touch it (must be that weird sex-and-death theme, hmm?) has been bought by the fabulous Maxim Jakubowski for the next edition of The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica. For those keeping track, this is my second year appearing in the Mammoth collection. I really, really love this story and struggled for months to make it what I wanted it to be (to be honest, it’s still not quite there yet) and I’m thrilled Maxim was willing to take a chance on my rather unusual plot.
I have stories in thirteen erotica anthologies this year (so far—there are still a couple of submissions pending for end-of-year collections). Ten of them are in the sidebar, with the others coming just as soon as the covers are available. I hope, one of these days, I’ll have a novel over there as well. Much as I love seeing my name in a book, the urge to see my name on one is growing stronger every day.