Thanksgiving, Black Friday, The Future

Hello everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving if you’re in the states! I should have said something for Canadian Thanksgiving, which I know is earlier, but my memory of foreign holidays isn’t the best. My apologies. I know that the internet is an international space (and that’s how I prefer it, to be clear) so I think I’ll make a special effort to be better about this in the future.

I am currently riding on MAX, Portland’s answer to light rail. It’s a decent enough ride to be sure, and I’m a big fan of how easy it is to get around on public transit—especially considering that I don’t actually drive. Why am I on my way to the airport, you ask? Well, to put your curiosity to rest, I’m here to pick up Chelicerate, the writer of Canary! My girlfriend is coming out to celebrate Thanksgiving, and I’m happy as heck to have her here. I even made a special pie for the occasion, though it’s been awhile since I’ve made pudding so I’m not sure how it turned out yet…

So that means I’ll be pretty busy until she’s back home, but that’s okay. I have her here for a while, and I want to savor that—as I’m sure you can imagine. Don’t worry, though! Tuesday’s release will be coming out just like you’d expect!

Though if you weren’t aware, I’ve recently released my Black Friday themed story. Originally written in 2005, this version is longer, more detailed, and yet at the same time has all of the lesbian heat and mind control goodness that you’ve come to expect from me. It’s also the second Marianna’s Conquests story to be released here, and I hope that you’ll all enjoy it!

Find it here on Amazon!

So, what’s in store for my future? Well, Silver Eclipse, the follow-up to Silver Girl, is currently still with my editors. That said? I do have a sequel I’m not quite ready to tease with, but as a hint? It’s a sequel to one of my most popular works. I think that you’ll all really enjoy it.

Interactive fiction has been on my mind a lot lately, as has diversification. You hear a lot that most writers use multiple pen names, and I certainly have the prolifically in word-count to pull it off, but I wonder if that would be worth it to try. I’d probably try to venture into more standard fare for any alternate persona, but I’d be happy to keep all of you in the loop unless it’s an intentional secret to test something—and even then? I’m bad at keeping secrets for long. I want everyone to see how clever I am. Why not? I’m pretty damned clever, and cleverness is pretty fun.

Ah, and here I am at the airport! PDX is a nostalgic place for me, even if I don’t really fly very much. To be honest, I haven’t flown since I was…. 7 years old? I remember peanuts, and being annoyed by air pressure. That’s about all. Still, I’ve met people I love in airports, and in January I’ll be making my way to the east coast for the hypnocon Charmed. Am I nervous? Yeah. Flying, the first time that I’ll be leaving the west coast… all of that is a big deal as far as I’m concerned!

For now, though, I think that’s a good place to leave off. Please try to take some time today to show the people you love that you care about them. Not because it’s a holiday—though that’s hardly a bad reason. More… loved ones are precious, and you don’t want to be full of regrets later. Tell of your love often, and show it.

Until next time, take care of yourselves, and each other.

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