Tuesday, 25 September 2012

NaNoWriMo 2012 - LIAW Sequel Sneak Peek

It's that time of year again...NaNo. The event that makes every writer quake. One month - 50,000 words. Sounds simple, right? Believe me, it isn't.

Last year I crashed and burnt as Four Chances ran over into November and the original plan to write the third in my Lost Realm series fell by the wayside as one of the shorts originally intended for Four Chances grew legs and began growing. Mid-November I removed it from the anthology and let it run. What He Wants was published in April and the rest, as they say, is history.

Friday, 21 September 2012

DADT - One Year On

A year ago, the US finally repealed their Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy regarding being gay in the military. Until then, you could be queer and a soldier, but you'd better not tell anyone. You'd better not be seen anywhere - or with anyone - *gasp* gay, people had better not even suspect that you might just be a friend of Dorothy.

If they did, you were dishonourably discharged.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Bigots and Homofascists

'Continued trouble in the economy gives the bigots a stick to beat us with, as they demand we “postpone” the equalities agenda in order to deal with “the things people really care about”.

'As if pursuing greater equality and fixing the economy simply cannot happen at once.'

So said our Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, this week. Or, rather, he was going to say that, until someone decided that the use of the word 'bigot' was a little bit inflammatory. Unfortunately for him, the draft of the speech got leaked and he might as well have said it anyway.

Monday, 10 September 2012

Sluts, Straights and Stereotypes

I hate the word slut.

More than hate; I despise it, I detest it, I loathe it. It is a horrible, judgemental, prejudiced word. It's one of those words that says far more about the person using it than the person it's addressed to. When I see reviews like the ones below, I have to grit my teeth to stop from screaming.

...of course A's always been lying to B and was just as slutty even if he isn't a cheater slut whore...

...And over half way in all I know about the MC is he's a slut and apparently is such a parting slut he flunked hos [sic] way out of art school. And he [sic] very slutty ... Still barely know slut besides his level of sluttyness just keeps getting worse...

[The MC] was an unlike able slut IMO. Reading all of his slutty thoughts got old really quick. The whole story is pretty much slutty thoughts and remembering past lovers and orgies...And of course there was no chemistry or emotions. Just two sluts fucking in the desert because they're both hot...

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