Utterly exhausted and I did it to myself. I got my writing groove back over the holidays and have been essentially at it every waking moment I’m not at the day job — short stories, a novella-ish thing with a couple who are having lots of great sex and dancing around one another in every other respect, plotting future naughty things, and generally plotting my entire life out in Scrivener (have you tried this? It’s FABULOUS.)
But this week I’m just useless. No reading, no writing, just lots of Gordon Ramsey on the television and reading ladyblogs before putting myself to bed to think deep thoughts into the wee hours of the morning.
In spite of the urge to lie on the floor and pass out for a little nap, I’m feeling quite accomplished. One of my goals for this year was to write out of my comfort zone and I’ve done it twice, with one already in the hands of a hard-working editor and another waiting for me to wake up and spank it into submission. Yay or nay on a contract, I’m glad I did it.
In other news, and I hope she doesn’t mind me tooting her horn (that sounds like a euphemism for oral, doesn’t it?) I had the pleasure of reading an unpublished story from Jenny Lyn and WOW. Jenny’s work appears in Violet Blue’s Best Women’s Erotica 2013 and will also be seen in Smut Alfresco. I have no doubt that the unpublished story I read won’t remain so for long, and you’ll be seeing Jenny’s name between a lot more pages.
Sean Daily at Hotchkiss and Associates sold dramatic rights to Sara Lunsford’s memoir Sweet Hell on Fire to CBS Television Studios. Frank Marshall’s production company, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, (Lincoln) is attached. The subtitle of the book (which Sourcebooks published in paperback in November) is “A Memoir of the Prison I Worked In and the Prison I Lived In”; it chronicles the author’s experience as a corrections officer at a maximum security prison for men. (In its review, PW called the book “gritty” and “raw.”) Lunsford writes fiction under the pen name Saranna DeWylde, and Sweet Hell marked her first work of nonfiction. Daily did the deal on behalf of Deidre Knight of the Knight Agency.
Please dust off your knee pads, for we will all soon be hailing to the Amazon Goddess and her ass thugs. So many hugs and kisses to Sara.
(And for a bit of “me” news, you can now get Kristina Wright’s Best Erotic Romance 2013 as an e-book! Read “Nothing Important Happened Today” on your iPad, tablet, or e-reader)