Monday, August 13, 2012


Hot Ink Press accepted my erotic short story The Beauty in the Black Room for the Darkest Desires anthology!!

Here is what HIP's Megan Parker had to say:

Dear Christina,
Thank you for your submission of "The Beauty in the Black Room" for the "Darkest Desires" anthology. I am excited to inform you that your submission has been accepted for the release. Your piece definitely encompassed what I was looking for.

Thank you and sincerely,
Megan J. Parker 

I am SO EXCITED!! The anthology is set for release on October 31. I will let you know all the details when I do!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Review time!

Please check out this wonderfully generous review of "Chasing Shadows" by Brianna Lee!

(Methinks I will have to have a page to archive reviews; everyone has been so generous with their praise, they should get a little corner to themselves!)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Now I wait.

Well, I've finally done something writing related: I sent in my erotic short story "The Beauty in The Black Room" to Hot Ink Press. Now I wait and see if they like it. If not, then I shall have to make a cover for it and put it up for sale on it's own.

Monday, August 6, 2012

The fickle Muse...

Here I am with time on my hands to write...and I can find no motivation to do so.

Actually, let me rephrase: I can find no motivation to actually get anything down. Writing goes on in my head all the time. For instance, I was at work the other day and daydreaming during a lull---or maybe I was on break, I forget---when the inspiration for a contemporary romance came to me out of the freakin' blue. In my head it is a great story and I plan to write it sometime, but daggone it, I'm supposed to be finalizing a short story and getting my butt in gear for Camp WriMo! I have not touched my second novel in over a week, and I'm supposed to be finishing it for the WriMo challenge!

But lo, I have done no writing of any kind, or editing, in the last day or so. Just have not felt the motivation. Where did my mojo go? I was on a roll with "From the Shadows" and I got "The Beauty in the Black Room" done in just a couple of days when it wasn't due for submission for a month. What happened to my Muse? Where is she when I really, really want her to be here?!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Almost there!

Silly me let myself get distracted by Facebook and the Olympics (congrats to all the U.S. medal winners!)...again. Didn't get to editing my short story until very late, which means another short night of sleep. However, I did get the story down to just over 10,300 words---planning to get the final cut done tonight so I can focus on finishing "From the Shadows" during Camp WriMo.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Inspiration Overflow

Cutting will be required if I want to submit "The Beauty in The Black Room"---the erotic short story I've been writing---to Hot Ink Press for consideration for the Halloween anthology. Knowing I was going to go over the 10k work count regardless, I decided to keep writing and see how many words I got. I ended up with 10,905. So after work today (yep, crazy me stayed up way past my bed time to finish!), if I'm not too tired, I will have to read through it from the beginning and see what I can trim out.