Saturday, April 30, 2011

I should be writing, but . . .

I took this quiz instead, and it pegged me exactly. I'm from North Jersey, in the Greater New York City area:

What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on
You're probably from somewhere near New York City, possibly north Jersey, or Connecticut or Rhode Island. If you are from New York City you may be one of the types who people never believe when you say you're from New York.

If you are not from here, you are probably one of the following:
(a) A Philadelphian who can't stand the way other Philadelphians say "on";
(b) A Yat from New Orleans; or
(c) Someone from England, Australia, or New Zealand, in which case why are you doing this quiz in the first place?
Take this quiz now - it's easy!
We're going to start with "cot" and "caught." When you say those words do they sound the same or different?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Heres to a Sweet Passover!

Matzah for the Seder
Last night I hosted a first night Seder for fifteen people. It was marvelous! We were a mixture of Jews and gentiles, religious folk and atheists. We had knowledgeable Seder veterans and one 'Seder virgin.' (I think the singing, thought-provoking discussions and occasional arguments won him over.)

Good news: I have enough kosher-for-Passover leftovers to see me through the holiday.

Bad news: I've been remiss in my writing. My goal is 500 words per day. I've skipped some days getting ready for Passover, so I have some catching up to do.

More bad news: I'm not done cleaning up from the Seder. Oh well. It was worth it!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I've moved all my book reviews . . .

To a new blog called Blue Rat Book Reviews. I decided that I didn't want my reviews taking over what is meant to be a writing blog. So I've moved all the fiction reviews; the only books I'll review here are the ones on writing.

If you enjoy book reviews from a mish-mash of genres, head on over to my Blue Rat blog! Meanwhile, I'll keep the focus of this blog on my writing struggles, my Tarot-writing feature, and the joys and struggles of working with a writing partner.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

All my Craig & David Stories are up!

All the ones I've written so far, that is. You can read them in PDF form here at my new story site:

Fair & Appropriate: Craig can't believe his ex, David, thought it was a good idea to let himself into his house and 'borrow' his car . . .

West, West Manhattan: David is more attached to the home he grew up in than he thought . . .

On Bees and Octopuses: This time, Craig has to answer to David.

Aftermath: Is Craig getting cold feet?

Warning: these stories include mild D/s, sexual situations, and consensual spankings between adults. So eighteen and over only, please. But if you are at least eighteen, enjoy!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Day One of Script Frenzy

Signing up for Script Frenzy was a last minute decision for me. I have some lingering distaste from last year--I finished my 100 pages way ahead of time, and went through what I thought was the verification process. But, apparently, it wasn't the 'official' verification. So I never got my winner's badge. (Grrr . . .)

But I decided to set my bitterness aside and try again. I had a great time last year, despite the badge mishap. And I've got an idea I love: Craig & David will be making their first Seder together. (The Seder is the ritual meal held on the first and sometimes second nights of Passover. Hosting the Seder is an experience full of both joys and headaches.)

My only problem is that I'm not used to writing in play format. But that's ok. Besides, I can always 'novelize' it later.

Are you taking part in Script Frenzy? I'd love to hear about your script and experiences!

Let's Go Mets!

Best of luck to the Mets on opening day!

Edit: Sigh. My good luck wishes didn't get the Mets too far. Final: 6-2 Marlins.