The year in review

Sure, everyone gets contemplative this time of year, but I think a look back can also be very valuable. Knowing where we’ve been helps us figure out where we’re going.

At the beginning of 2012 I pledged to take my writing more seriously, focus on getting published, and try to make a career out of being a writer.

With that goal in mind, it’s been an incredible year:

  • My story Fanboys was published in The Boys Club.
  • My story Blindside was published in Like it or Not.
  • I got to meet Chuck Palahniuk
  • My sex life was blogged about by one of my favorite erotica authors.
  • My story Turnabout was published in Felt Tips.
  • I have several upcoming releases including The Big Book of Bondage and Sudden Sex.
  • I’m editing an anthology for Storm Moon Press called Missed Connections. (You’ve still got a couple of days to submit!) It will be released in May of 2013 and putting it together is going to be a huge adventure!
  • Overall, I’ve had 12 stories accepted in 2012 which includes 10 anthologies and one website. Some of those I haven’t been able to announce yet – and that means 2013 is already shaping up to be a great year!

Looking towards 2013 I know I’ve got my work cut out for me. I’ve made a number of resolutions and I look forward to being able to write a very exciting year in review in twelve months.

Thank you for being with me on this journey.

xoxo,
Stella

Stranger than fiction

About a month ago I tweeted a picture of myself reading in a bathtub. It happened to be one of Alison Tyler’s (wonderful) books. She saw the tweet, loved the picture, and asked if she could post it to her blog. I enthusiastically agreed.

An email discussion ensued, where I explained the circumstances that led to my reading her book, in a bathtub, wearing a dress. She was just as tickled with the story as she was with the picture. You can read the whole story over on her blog today.

I’ve gotta say, it gives me a special kind of surreal thrill that my actual sex life is being blogged about by one of my favorite erotica authors. Truth is stranger than fiction indeed.

While we’re talking about Alison Tyler, this seems like a great time to remind you I’m in two of her upcoming anthologies. The Big Book of Bondage and Sudden Sex. Both can be preordered now!

xoxo,
Stella