Went on Hiatus; What Pleasures Await Us

¡Hola, mi amigos y amigas con queso! I had to pop out for a bit: in real life I’m also a writer but primarily an editor, and I attended a three-day copyeditors conference in Florida (plus a few days to tour the city). Now my head’s full of big and urgent ideas about how to write, how to correct, and what I really need to be doing with my life.

That doesn’t mean I’m going to stop writing size fetish stories (or size fetish emotional essays). I’ve built a small but enthusiastic following of readers and damn my eyes if I’m going to let you down, my friends. What it means is that I need to shunt more effort toward my “professional” blog. In the course of live-tweeting several popular sessions, one of my tweets did very well and I attracted (what fllwrs.com calls) “dozens” of followers. Now I feel obligated to produce something of substance on my badly neglected editorial blog.

Except I’m surrounded by experts, specialists, and academics. There is nothing I know that they don’t, which means… I really have nothing to offer. So does that mean I roll over and quit? No, it means I content myself with the basics. I’m going to offer grammatical advice for my fetish writer friends in Spain, Italy, and France who seek fluency in my language. That’s my angle: I’m not trying to impress the big shots, I’m just helping out my fratelli della penna.

I hope that’s not a sexual euphemism.

Now I’m going to go through the comments I’ve neglected and catch up on my RSS feed, because I’m always interested in what you people are saying and thinking. Very much! It’s refreshing to hear your ideas and step out of my own over-sized skull for a while.

And then I’m going to slowly plod through my professional connecting and networking and brainstorming and I don’t know what the fuck I’m doing. If my shrunken-man erotica were selling better, I might not even try, but… you know. Ego is a taskmaster.

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8 thoughts on “Went on Hiatus; What Pleasures Await Us

    1. I had written several stories in advance and scheduled those to post each day while I was gone, and did the same thing with Twitter. The only thing I couldn’t imitate was commenting on people’s posts, as I had resolved not to tune in while I was at the convention. I wanted to be fully present and focused on everything happening there.

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        1. It was freakin’ amazing. I just hope the energy from it lasts as long as possible. I have to change some habits at home, like getting more sleep and making lists of things I want to achieve as a writer and an editor. But it was an incredible time and none of us wanted to go home.

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            1. Oh, yes! Being able to talk about word origins, techniques for sharpening one’s writing, and the structure for new slang terms and usage? And the person you’re talking to doesn’t just glaze over and look for an excuse to flee, but is actually interested? This was truly a rare experience.

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              1. Although I’m dyslexic I have a mensa level IQ and Im superior and gifted in the understanding and comprehension of language. The more indepth something is the easier I find it. So that conference sounds amazing! I not surprised you loved it

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  1. Aaaand I win the bet again. 🙂

    I know I “jokingly” said that the idea of the conference sounded “boring”, but it clearly isn’t, and wasn’t. I wish I’d been there too, having all that fun, and in Florida, which some consider the armpit of the US, but I love. It’s where I finished growing up, and where I have family members I love more than life.

    I look forward to seeing where you go next with your writing!

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