Edits for Shifting Winds are about done. My editor sent the manuscript to me, I made changes, was really happy with how it came out, and sent it back to her. Now, it’s a waiting game. Will she like the changes? Will she want more? Will she send it back to me for more fixing? One of the things I fixed was a line the heroine thinks while she’s trying to free the hero’s dick from his jeans… she was mentally praising whoever invented the button fly.
I have to admit that I love a pair of button fly jeans on a man. Sure, it makes for easy access, but almost better than that, most men just look too hot in them. Button fly jeans are the male equivalent of a push up bra. I see those flys and my mouth waters. *sigh* I know. TMI.
Writing erotica, the button fly has become stock in trade for me. The funny thing is, I’ve started noticing them more when I’m out and about (not that I get out much). I guess what it boils down to is that working as a writer has made me more aware of certain things. I’m always looking at things with an inspirational eye now. Can I use it or a variation of it? What does it say to me? At my age, it’s kinda nice to look at the world with new eyes.
I’ve been looking at writing with new eyes too. Last week I took on the job of submissions editor for Freya’s Bower and Wild Child Publishing. WOW. The stuff that gets sent to them, that people think is publishable? Amazing. Lately, I’ve been a little political on the topic of books that are not up to snuff being touted on review sites as the best thing since sliced bread, only because everyone loves the author, not for her writing but because she’s such a nice, sweet lady. So all the reviews and the awards thingys with open polls, have all been revealed to me as a popularity contest. Not unlike politics. Yeah, I don’t do politics, even on the eve of the inauguration.
However, I can see that if I want even a modicum of success, I’m going to have to start currying favor with all of you to try to get you to buy my books and vote for me and all that political handshaking kinda bullshit. We’ll see how popular I get. I’m not good at begging or ass kissing, something I think I revealed in a post early last year.
Speaking of last year, I need to check my dates… I might have missed my Blogiversary! YIKES! I’ll check on that and get back to you. LOL I AM planning a giveaway or contest of some kind.
Three things left on my Monday agenda… First, let’s have a Marcus! Since we were talking jeans I thought it best to have a Marcus in jeans photo today. The girl in the bikini is just an added benefit for the het guys out there.
Second, I’d like to say thanks to Dave, for letting me use his Hawaii photos in a book trailer for author A.J. Llewellyn. A.J. was thrilled at the beauty of Dave’s photos. As for me, I appreciated Dave’s generosity. I’m definitely donating to the building of the Dave Monument!
And last but not least, I bought Jester a book. I admit I was trying to curry favor. I think it worked too, but I can’t talk about it yet. The book is called I Do and it’s an anthology of same sex stories in support of Marriage Equality. The proceeds from the book go to Lambda Legal to help fight Prop 8. If you like to read these kinds of stories, or even if you don’t, but you’d like to support the cause, buy the book please. You can give it away to someone who does like to read same sex stories. 🙂
That’s it for me for this Monday. I’ve gotta check on my Blogiversary date which sadly may have already passed. DOH! Have a great Monday!