Monday, July 29, 2013

Published 2x

My story "I Won't be a Surrogate Mother" appears in the September True Confessions and my story "Black" appears in the September True Story.

Sunday, July 28, 2013


"Friends and Lovers," an erotic romance, appears in the anthology Lover Boys Forever.


Eric Townsend reviews Resorted to Love, an anthology of erotic paranormal stories. Here's what he had to say about my story "One for the Toad":
"Yes, this story is indeed as weird as it sounds. Multiple toads. Yes, they talk. I honestly don’t have anything else to say about this one, sex scenes meh. Wasn’t bad, wasn’t great, just odd."
Read the entire review here.

Saturday, July 27, 2013


I completed and submitted my twenty-seventh short story of the year this afternoon. This one's an erotic romance.

Friday, July 26, 2013


I completed and submitted my twenty-sixth short story of the year. This one's a 2,300-word bit of erotic crime fiction.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


My erotic story "Relationships" appears in the just-published anthology Steam Bath.

Monday, July 22, 2013


I received my 24th acceptance of the year this evening, this time for a 2,200-word confession.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Guest poster at High Octane Heroes

I'm a contributor to the upcoming erotic romance anthology High Octane Heroes, and I've guest posted about my transition from a writer of erotic fiction to a writer of erotic romance at the High Octane Heroes blog. Read about it here.

Thursday, July 18, 2013


I completed and submitted my twenty-fifth short story of the year this evening. This time it's a 2,200-word bit of erotica that I started writing October 7, 2009.

Friday, July 12, 2013


I received my 23rd acceptance of the year yesterday, this time for a bit of erotic crime fiction.

Monday, July 08, 2013

They don't write themselves

I have spent a good part of the past three days reading through 338 of my partially written short stories. (I only read confessions, leaving 662 partially written stories of other genres unread for now.)

As I read, I corrected typos and misspellings, redrafted clumsy sentences, expanded scenes, filled plot holes, and, in general, did something constructive to nearly every story. I threw one barely started story in the trash because it too closely duplicated another story, leaving me with 337 confessions in progress.

The stories ranged from a few that are little more than titles or one-line descriptions to many others that are several thousand words into their creation. Every incomplete story I read has enough information on the page that I should be able to finish writing all of them if I dedicate my available time to doing nothing but writing these stories.

I won't dedicate all my available time to finishing these stories, though, because I keep generating new ideas, and many of the new ideas are for anthologies or for specific issues of the magazines for which I write. But I do dip into the well on occasion, finishing something because it fits an editor's current needs or because I'm between deadlines and am drawn to a particular story in progress.

More importantly, these unfinished stories provide a great deal of comfort. If I ever experience an idea drought, I have a deep well to draw from that could see me through several years of productive writing.

But the damned things don't write themselves. Perhaps it's time to warm up the fingers and see if I can increase my completion rate while I'm still able to generate new ideas.

Sunday, July 07, 2013


I received my 22nd acceptance of the year this morning. It was time-stamped midnight, meaning an editor was working late on a weekend, and I noticed the acceptance in my in-box a short time later.

Friday, July 05, 2013


I finished and submitted my twenty-fourth short story of the year this evening. This one's a 2,000-word story about male breast cancer that I started writing in June 2008.

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Published 4x

My stories "End of Summer, Beginning of Life" and "From 1st Date to Wedding Date" appear in the August True Confessions, and my stories "Dumped" and "Pretty Fat" appear in the August True Story.

Monday, July 01, 2013


I finished and submitted my twenty-third short story of the year this evening. This one is a 3,700-word story about spousal abuse that I started writing on June 20.