Monday, August 29, 2011

Switched Off

Sometimes it feels like I always have to be on.

Something I've had to learn is that it's not possible. Having a bad day, or negative feelings, or just feeling off sometimes is just normal. We all go through it.

That's the price of admission to the human race.

And it's all right. You can be off. You can be down.

Go ahead and take that moment to yourself. We'll still be here when you're ready.


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Keep On Keeping On

It may make me seem like a pessimist, but one of my favorite characters is Eeyore. Yes, he is the sad sack of the bunch. Always down. The most in need of a hug.

And yet, he keeps trying. He puts himself out there. He opens himself to failure, not letting fear stop him. And he makes it through.

Even if he does tend to lose his tail once in a while.


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Not sure if you realize, but

Just thought you could use the reminder. You are special, just as you are.


Friday, August 19, 2011

Au or Al?

Everyone has one. That person, or group of people, who makes you feel completely inadequate.

Someone who is gold. They walk into the room, and they shine so brilliantly, so beautifully, they capture everyone's attention and imagination. Everyone wants to be near them. They are the bling.

And they remind you that you are aluminum. You are the pipes that bring the water so they can clean up and shine even brighter. You are the can that brings the soda that refreshes them.

Us lesser metals stand no chance standing next to them. They fill up the room when they enter, whether it's a broom closet or an auditorium.

But, the thing about us lesser metals? We are the support systems that provide the nourishment they need. We are flexible, so we can bend to fit the situation. We are lightweight, so we don't need huge support systems to keep us elevated. We are ubiquitous, and we are innocuous. So we are everywhere, even though you may not notice us.

I tend to think that makes us the greater metal.


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Zef Flew the Coop!

He's over at L.C. Chase's blog today, hanging out, chatting her up. He told her stuff he wouldn't even tell me!

So I clipped his wings and turned them into some coloring pages for you. Have fun with them! I have the feeling he won't be needing them for a while.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Weigh-in Wednesday - I'm an Author? Edition

So I may not be moving more, or eating less crap, and my blogging has sucked, but something amazing did happen last week. Something big. Huge. Life changing–for me anyway.

I had my first release. As in my name is on the cover. Alone. I am standing on my own. Time to put out, I mean put up or shut up.  Make a splash or FAIL LOUDLY.

Crazy Wind blew onto the Dreamspinner website last Wednesday.

What else is going on?
You mean that's not enough? Okay. I have an official blurb for Snakeskin Boots, and a tentative release date (slithering in October 5!).

I'm a submissive, too. I mean, I have submitted. I mean, I finished my No Pants Day story and submitted it for consideration. The countdown is on to take it off.


Friday, August 5, 2011

Pornspiration to Publication

Ever wonder where writers come from?

I talked to the titular babes of Babes in Boyland, M.J. O'Shea and Piper Vaughn, about it, and a few other things.

They're also giving away a copy of my upcoming release, Crazy Wind. You know, that one about a certain cock-blocking sheriff? Yeah, he's ready for his close up.  Comment on their blog to enter to win, and who knows? Maybe you'll get lucky.


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Crazy Wind Blows

Well, I hope it doesn't blow blow, you know?

My first solo release (EVER!! – EEEP!) blows into Dreamspinner one week from today, Wednesday, August 10.

Am I ready for it? Does it matter if I am or not?

Hope you enjoy it.


Zephyr “Zef” Kokinos has just settled into his job as sheriff of a small ranching town when he gets a call to log a report for an animal shooting. He meets Bobby Joe Decker, foreman of Stendhal’s Stand and everything Zef has always looked for in a cowboy. But the real surprise is that Bobby Joe is aka “fckgfired,” a friend Zef has become close to online.

Bobby Joe only recently discovered the Internet. He’d set up a date with one of his online friends months ago, but since then he’s realized the only online buddy he really wants to meet is “vientoloco”—“crazy wind.” He doesn’t think he’ll ever have a chance, and then Zephyr blows into his life...

(and check out that HOT HOT HOT cover!)