Writing, writing, writing …

Filed under: Business of Writing Jan 15, 2018

Last year was abysmal in terms of my writing. I can’t imagine I wrote more than 15k all told all year long. I mean, seriously? I’ve been more or less writing daily since 2004, and to get sidelined like that is crap.

Personally, I blame Trump.

Whatever the reason, I only finished one story last year, ONE, and it was a short F/F erotica story called Eating Out. This year I plan to do better. I know I can do better. So it’s time to get down to brass tacks (whatever that means).

To give you some idea of what I hope to accomplish (and what you can hopefully expect to see), here are my current works-in-progress. I should limit myself to only one story at a time, but I should do a lot of things I don’t!

Current WIP: Owned — A sci-fi M/M erotic romance story that will most likely top out at 12K-ish when all is said and done. The working title is the name of a video game mentioned in the story, but unless the sex scene ends up with heavy BDSM elements, I’ll end up changing the title. At the moment, I’m 8K into it and am at the beginning of the sex scene in question. And yes, this is going to be an explicit story, not one of my fade to black romances!

Crazy About the Cat Lady — Another F/F story, this one a sweet romance. It’s at 7,600 words now and will probably end up being around 12K or so. It’s a meet cute type thing, and of course, it involves cats, because cats are awesome.

Lloyd and Doug — Obviously this is a working title. I used the main characters’ names because I can’t think of anything else to call it yet. This one I’m fairly well into, around 13K so far, and I’m thinking it’ll be novella length at least, maybe even a short novel. And yes, this is one of my “daddy” stories (about actual fathers of young kids), for those of you who like that sort of thing.

Both of those last stories are ones I started last year and set aside at some point to work on something new. I also have an alpha/omega story (also at 13K) that I started in 2016 and didn’t get very far on, and a story that I planned as an M/M short erotic romance but I stopped around 5K.

With luck, I’ll wrap up at least a few of these before long! I could also share snippets here, if
anyone’s interested in seeing what I’ve done on the stories. That might even help me get cracking on them, who knows?



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