What's Going on With My Writing
A few days ago, Will wrote about what was going on with his writing, so I thought I’d give an update of my own…
I read on the Superqueeroes blog that the manuscript is off to the publishers. I’m guessing that probably lowers my chance a bit more on getting into this edition. So, “Mindgames” is in need of a home, so I am going to find it some place to go… and hope that there is someday a second edition of Superqueeroes so it can see the light of day there too one day.
Neutral Zone continues to roll along. I’ve knocked out about 50 pages since the first of the year. So far most of the writing has been taking care of plot points that weren’t in the first draft. Since I decided to eliminate the flashbacks and go for a linear story that happens within a school year, I’ve had to create some new scenes that didn’t exist before. I’m just about to the point where I’ll be taking a chunk of scenes from the first draft and polishing them to place them in the second draft. My goal is to have a second draft complete by the end of June. So far I’m mostly happy with the second draft, but I feel like I might be writing too much. Seems like the third draft is going to become an exercise is tightening.
I took a spin in a different genre a couple weeks ago, trying an erotic story. Will has been published in a couple erotica anthologies, and I decided to give it a go. I submitted to Best Gay Erotica 2008 coming this fall from Cleis Press. The plot, probably not surprisingly, deals with hockey players. The deadline is April 30, so I assume in 4 to 6 weeks (or so) after that, I’ll here a yay or nay on that.