I’m slowly settling in the middle of fucking nowhere, Finland far away from humans (see above photographic evidence). I’ve temporarily misplaced my creative jizz due to stress so I’m hoping the silence here will render the muse’s voice more than a mere echo. I managed to somewhat wrap A Gay-Ass Fairy Tale: Under the Veil and published it straight to Amazon and Smashwords. The novella was written for my daughters who questioned gender identity and certain neuro-typical constructs. The entire first chapter was a conversation I had with my youngest daughter. It was a fun break from horror. I rushed certain aspects of the manuscript and cover given the situation with Brian and being abroad but will revisit the work soon and tweak these elements until I’m somewhat satisfied. An updated version will be formatted for both print and digital copies. For now, it’s available only in digital format. It is largely meant for the LGBTQ community so, cishets who are prejudiced, take note, this isn’t for you. If you’re a conservative extremist, I’m probably not a good fit for you with regard to any content I create. I do get tired of you bigots emailing me to tell me I’m too vulgar and that you hate gays. Fuck right off, cunts. 😘
I have been slowly working on Azalea City (second book in the Clay Reynolds series after Bronze City), but the content is far darker than its predecessor and given certain real life situations, I have needed regular breaks from the writing. The subject matter needs a delicate but raw and honest approach. I’m walking that line carefully but without too much censoring. To break up this writing, I have been working on a contemporary romance. It’s not at all typical for the romance genre, and I’m having a lot of fun with this piece. I don’t plan to self-publish this manuscript. That’s all I’m comfortable with saying on that WIP for now. In addition to working on these novels, I’m working on claymation illustrations for a children’s dark fiction book, which has been more fun than should be allowed for something deemed work. I also have plans to release three horror shorts soon: Poker Night, Goodnight Beautiful, and a horror short companion for Under the Veil. Don’t hold me to that. I suck at deadlines and time management and writers are professional liars by trade. Goodnight Beautiful will likely be released first. You can find all of my short stories and most of my flash fiction on site. This type of content will always be free.
I do want to take this opportunity to once again inform those of you following my activism and abuse advocacy of the fact that I have retired from those pursuits (as of 2018 or 2019). I’m still getting a lot of emails to the website requesting help and assistance from abuse victims. I am deeply sorry for what you’re experiencing however, I’m no longer in a place to offer the assistance I gave in the past. I have had a lot to deal with in my personal life and haven’t been able to even answer these requests, and again, my sincere apologies there. I did read them. There were about forty pages of these emails. It was a bit overwhelming. Coral Anika Theil is an activist in the abuse community and you may want to check her out if this is something with which you are currently dealing. I have left all my posts on abuse available to those who need that content, simply check the archives. The most frequented of these posts are the Open Letter to Judge Gorsyca, The Custody Game (note: some links in the Custody Game are broken and probably throughout many posts on site. I’ll correct these issues as time permits), and The Link Between Religion and Abuse. There are other good ones such as, Don’t Censor your Inciting Incidents which focus more on healing. You can search for these on site and rabbit hole from there with the suggested related content at each post’s end.
Many of you follow me from social media. I will not be returning to Facebook or like social platforms in order to solely focus on fiction writing. My social media presence became something of a joke to me. I mean no disrespect to anyone who actually followed me for my words or friendship, but the stalking situations and the thirsty bois just got in the way of what I wanted to accomplish. The stalker situations were downright terrifying. I never intended to have a large social media following, especially in that influencer aspect. I do thank those of you who followed me on social media for being here now. Your support means so much to me. Also, a big thank you to all of you who have purchased my work. You have no idea how much I appreciate you.
Many of you have asked about me and the girls following Brian’s passing. We’re dealing, trying to adjust to life in Finland, and getting settled in our new place. Being from the South, the weather is a huge adjustment. Being an American in a country that actually gives a fuck about its citizens is also a huge adjustment. The language and cultural differences are mostly comical and amusing, occasionally frustrating. Somehow, I confused Finnish and Swedish and started accidentally learning Finnish because me. I’m working that out. The people here have been warm and welcoming. I owe a huge thank you to a certain crazy haired viking. Thank you so much for seeing me and Layla safely settled and for all your support and love.
I’ve been away for a bit, both emotionally and online. Know that I’m okay and am just busy writing. I miss you guys (except you stalky fucks. I don’t miss you one bit). I’m gonna fuck off now and get back to all things fiction. Later, dorks.