Posted on June 27, 2012 by delilahnight
I’m working on a BDSM story for an anthology. Loved the start, loved the middle…and now I’m stuck. I got caught up in two scenes that had immediately popped into my head, and gave no thought whatsoever as to how to end it.
There are several issues, in this case
1-It’s not as BDSM-y as I think the anthology would like
2-I have a strong suspicion that it’s a novella or a novel and not a short story.
3-I know that I’m hitting the fish or cut bait moment if I actually want to submit to this particular anthology, so I’m feeling the pinch.
4-I have a really good idea for another story brewing, although it doesn’t fit any current calls for submission.
5-I’ve been a bit inspired to dissect and begin to rebuild the novel, so there’s part of me that wants to throw all the short term projects into the “in progress” folder and focus on that exclusively.
I’m feeling very indecisive and stuck. What do you do when you feel like this as a writer? (Or in life in general?)
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Posted on May 25, 2012 by delilahnight
I submitted the Christmas story last week, and won’t hear until late October or in November.
Yesterday I did something I never thought I would do. I began to take steps to erase all of my work at literotica. Literotica was my first home for erotic writing, and it’s where I cut my baby teeth 10 years ago. The problem is that today I’m unhappy with most of that work, and what I’m not unhappy with, I’d rather take down and rewrite/submit professionally.
It feels momentous, like a major step forward, even if all it actually amounts to is deleting a bunch of stories from a public site.
In the meantime, I have started a BDSM short story set in King Arthur’s court.
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Posted on April 22, 2012 by delilahnight
I currently live in Singapore. It is always in the high 80′s/low 90′s and humid here. Palm trees and other tropical flora/fauna abound.
I am writing a Christmas story.
It is April.
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