Heads up, Authors! We're still working on creating a great new sub-system for genres for authors, and during Myr's recent mine for data, one thing we noticed was that "Drama" is being used for many stories with no other genres on a TON of stories. Drama is going away with the new sub-genre system, and we want everyone to have a heads up that those stories will need to be moved to the correct new genre or sub-genre. Is your story primarily a romance? Comedy? One of the sub-genres we're coming out
This is pants! Ive been up most of the night being sick. I went to bed last night feeling fine, then woke up an hour later with my stomach churning away. Chris is at work tonight so I was on my own spewing, That is untill Jon heard me and came into the bathroom to make me feel better. Caring and sweet just like his big bro.. Think I should try and sleep some more. I cant even call in sick to work today because I have some big meeting to attend :(Night folksDave
In my prior entry, I promised to read books two and three of the Harry Potter series. And so, on my return trip home, I polished off: Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban. I also realized from looking at the book jackets that I'm supposed to be calling these books "Year Two" or "Year Three" rather than Book Two or Book Three. Oh well. On to the analysis...WARNING: This post contains SPOILERS of HP Year Two AND Year Three!HP&TCOS (aka Year T
I didn't take my valium last night, I got annoyed not long before I went to bed by an email that someone I was friends with (emphasis now on the was part) a while ago sent me. I decided that I didn't want to associate taking valium with being stressed, because that's not what I'm taking it for, I'm taking it to relax my jaw. Consequently I have pretty bad jaw ache this morning. I also slept pretty badly, but that's nothing new, lol. Then my phone decided to deliver a text message to me at 5am, s
Do you ever feel like your failing your friends? I have alot of friends so many that I can't count but I have two best friends that live in separate sections of the country that I have known since I was in kindergarten, i feel like I'm failing them. We are the last of three friends that used to be five friends. One is Jessicca, the female of our little group. She lives the furthest from us and seems to be the first to grow up. She has two kids with a third on the way. The thing is that I know th
How exciting. My best friend called earlier to ask if she could stay for a few days!From no guests to two in as many days. What a great way to end a shitty day. Work was awfull today my night shift manager gave me a sick line (excusing him from work) from the doctor at 9 pm. I.e when his shift was due to start. A few frantic calls later i had someone to cover. Im still royally pissed at this though. I mean you'd think he'd have the sense to tell me a few hours in advance that he wouldn't be in w
Well, this morning has been significantly less hassle than yesterday morning, mainly because I've not done a thing. So, I took my first valium tablet last night, and as a couple of people have mentioned, it wasn't unpleasant. I felt really weird though, it was a little like the first stages of being drunk only much much calmer. Anyway, my bf had gone out with some friends, so I went to bed just before he got home, he said it was pretty funny to come in and find me sprawled out and pretty dopey (
Hello and welcome to my first blog entry! Thanks Myr for fixing it..Chris's little brother has come to stay with us for a week or so.This is big news since his mum ( )hates me. I mean she REALLY hates me. Last night we stayed up untill like 1 am. I was on the puter chatting and they were playing the playstation. He's only 14 and is cool with our relationship. I wish he could pass some of that coolness onto his parents! Ive got him coming to work with me just now since Chris will be working ni
One of the good things about traveling is that I typically get a chance to do more reading (planes, downtime, whatnot).This entry will focus on two books I read on this trip:1) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (J.K. Rowling)2) Six Days of War (Michael B. Oren)On Senior PotterLet me begin by saying that this is the FIRST Harry Potter book I've ever read. I have not seen any of the movies. I haven't read ANY fanfiction. I have not been spoiled about ANYTHING that happens outside of this book.
Well, since this is my blog and I can write anything here I shall mostly be whining today, lol. Don't worry, normall my bf is here for me to whine to first to take the edge off, but he's off galavanting with friends, so I have to focus my undiluted whining here So, today I woke up really suddenly, which is never fun, because my phone was ringing. So I got a little panicked because no-one ever calls me at 9.15am, so I thought either is was way late and I'd overslept for work (really unlikely sin
So I'll start by introducing myself. My name Is Green. Some of you might know me from my stories and some of you might know me from the post I've made here. I joined Gay Author's Back in December. I followed Dom Luka here when he was admitted as a hosted author. I was one of the original domaholics from the old yahoo forum. As I mentioned before I am a writer you can find most of my stories at nifty or at my site. My new story you can find it in the forums Library section it's called At The Edge
In a little over a month I'm going to start at a new school. I'm finally leaving the comfort of a small school to a more competitive and fast paced environment. I'm a little afraid. In the past I found that I do my best work under pressure. I seem to be inspired by competition. Sometimes you see that person that totally inspires you to do something better than what they have done. Then there is that one person that makes you feel inferior and you just want to sit at their feet and learn everythi
So I just finished watching the television show 30 days. It's produced by Morgan Spurlock the man behind the documentary Supersize Me. The episode I watched had a homophobic soldier from Michigan move in with a gay man in San Francisco. The Soldier ultimately learned alot, but what had me interested is the fact that when the man came back home he seemed to fall back into his homophobic ways.I come from a very homophobic culture. I was led to believe that anything homosexual was wrong. I grew up
I'm planning to use this blog to discuss what I'm reading - both online and in print - so rather than launch with a whole "blah, blah, my goals and objectives, blah" post, I figure I'll start right in talking about the stories. Today, I read the conclusion of Carter's Recourse: William Carter VI by Christopher Patrick Lydon. If you don't want to be spoiled on the ending, stop reading now!Ok, before I get into the Carter saga, one caveat is in order: I am a tough critic. This is something that a
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Aside from my were-creature silliness which would be fantasy, I'm stumped. I sure as heck don't write romances and that's what most others post. I know you and I stand outside the lines on that one. How do you categorize some 25 stories all following one character's life starting at 15 and progressing through middle age?
I agree. Most of my stories are about self-discovery, friendship, or other topics which aren't easily fitted within genres. As my readers know, they're almost always that European phenomenon 'a slice of life'. I appreciate the desire to give readers stories which more accurately fit their parameters. Who hasn't had the experience of reading something and wondering how on Earth it got categorised as whatever? But there are stories which cannot be squeezed into genres. What is going to happen to t