It’s been a long, long time since I sat down to blog whatever comes to mind. The best part of Advent Calendar 2014 is that I remembered the benefits of daily blogging. The hard part is fitting it into my day. I miss Thursday Thankfulness, Tuesdays with Ana, and all of the other traditions started and left by the wayside. I’ve always wanted to be someone who can mop on Mondays and grocery shop on Sundays, but other things become more important. I hunch over a table in the all-night diner, falling asleep over breakfast instead of getting other things done. I get caught up in the rush of writing 9K in a day (unusual for me) and forget to take the garbage out.
When I was a teenager, I kept dozens of journals recording whatever came to mind. I liked to take random newspaper headlines (remember real, honest-to-goodness paper newspapers?) and sort them into an impromptu story. I cut out photographs I liked and wrote a story to go with it.
I’ve recently discovered Pinterest (for its own sake, not as More Promo I Must Do), and it’s reminded me of my old pastime. Seoul Spankings was my first book written based on visual prompts. I don’t often describe hairstyles, settings, or clothes, but I loved finding and writing pretty dresses, shoes, and places into that story. I’ve been told by a beta reader that Hyunkyung is perhaps her favorite character in the entire world. It surprised me, but I am so grateful. I didn’t try to make Hyunkyung anything. She just happened. And Indigo, good old Indi, became someone I loved because of her imperfections, not despite them.
You were so right, Renee. I gave Indi the love of a mother, and she surprised me. She still got spanked, but would any of us have it differently? 🙂
I’m relishing this unexpected chance to delve into the after-story of Talia and Vina. As if the universe read my mind, sales picked up as well! Taliasman has been the most amazing step in my publication career, and I’m so glad people want to know more about this world. Maybe, maybe, I could finish writing it in time for a release to coordinate with Sci Spanks 2015. Maybe. No promises. 😀 But I’m 1/4 done with the first draft, and we’ll see what happens. After all, I have to get Mistress on Her Knees ready, too.
I stayed up from 6 AM Saturday morning until 1:30 PM Sunday afternoon. Yep. You read that correctly. I was starting to see gray, but I couldn’t stop. I powered through (almost) all of the Love Spanks 2015 preparations, and we’re going to have all of our ducks in a row this time around. The stories are fabulous, and I know you will love them.
Random thoughts running through my head today–
I’ve learned that some of the upcoming generation can’t read cursive writing because they never learned it. This blows my mind.
Wastefulness and cleanliness often go hand in hand. I wonder how much of American germophobia is about a certain level of privilege and entitlement. Why, no, we are entitled to have things perfect, so we will throw away what doesn’t meet our standards. At the grocery store yesterday, I dropped a carton of yogurt. It was still intact except for a small rip in the foil. A bit of yogurt splurted out. The cashier offered to get me a new one, but I said not to worry about it.
Do people actually feel entitled to yogurt when *they* dropped a perfectly good carton on the ground? Who do they think will buy the dropped one?
Food on the floor, I’m good with wasting. No, thanks. Blood and bodily fluids, no thanks. But do we need mountains of toilet seat covers when, technically speaking (except for rude people who squat on top of the toilet seats and splatter everywhere without cleaning up) our buttock cheeks are probably the cleanest part of our body?
Absolutely not related, did you know a baby elephant sucks its trunk exactly the way a human baby sucks its thumb?
It’s so cute! I’ve never thought about elephants much, but my friend Ruth Shulman adores them. I found this fact sheet that confirmed yes, indeed, baby elephants do suck their trunks. It’s so cute.
As to Graciela and Trinity…there is a *small* chance I might post another sneak peek. We’ll see how well you behave…so probably not. 😀
If you’ve expressed interest in the street team, you should have received an invitation. Let me know if you have questions.
How’s your Monday? What’s on your agenda this week? Did you have a good weekend?
Okay, time for me to write some more about Talia’s daughter and our favorite misbehaving domme. 😀