Requiem

Dec. 3rd, 2013 08:57 pm
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For a book, in this case. My lesbian erotica collection, "Crave: Tales of Lust, Love and Longing" has passed out of print. Writing it was an amazing learning experience: 10 new short stories, plus 5 reprints. The year I wrote those 10 new stories, I also wrote a novella, had a monthly writing column and wrote several additional stories, all while working a full time job and contending with chronic tendinitis. I would write a scene for a story, switch stories, write another scene, switch again, then ice my hands and arms. I don't remember much about 2006, just saying. What did I get out of it? A collection that won a Goldie Award for Lesbian Erotica and a Lesbian Fiction Reader's Choice Award. One story, "Medusa's Touch," was a finalist for a Gaylactic Spectrum Award. Two others got selected for Cleis Press' "Best Lesbian Erotica" and for Alyson Press' "Best Lesbian Erotica." And all those other stories were accepted for publication. Fugue state: make it work for you. :-)
And the stories and characters I created for "Medusa's Touch" and "Thief's Heart" we're the inspiration for two of the three novel proposals that I submitted.
So, thank you, little book. You did good.
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First and foremost, day jobbery changes from contract to FTE on Monday. We'll see how this goes. I think the adjustment may be a tad rocky but I'm trying to keep an open mind. We'll see how it goes.

And today, my entire oeuvre for less than $30.00 on Kindle (Hellebore and Rue is also available on Kindle) - Amazon's
Catherine Lundoff Page. Crave and Haunted Hearths are both on sale for $.99. But for $29 and change, you can also get 2 Goldie Award winners, 2 Lesbian Fiction Reader's Choice Winners, 1 Rainbow Award winner and a Spectrum Award winner. Just saying.

We spent yesterday taking a quick road trip to Northfield. Jana's teaching papermaking at Carleton College this semester, and if you're in the area on Thursday, Jan. 10th, there will be  an art opening for her binding exhibit at 5PM in the Boilou Gallery on campus. It is, of course, spectacular. :-D
Jana needed to do some processing of paper pulp so I write while she did that. New works are moving along and I'm excited about where the novels in progress are going. And there was some clothes shopping and a trip to an art store where I got a keychain Totoro. Because who doesn't need a keychain Totoro?

In other news, author Rachel Gold and I are plotting a thing. More new
s when I've got it. Now to go finish a guest blog post, then writing, then errands.


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