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Adam Phillips

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    Bisexual, leaning female
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    Sports, especially football and soccer. Fitness. Reading. Movies. Music. Science. Math. Philosophy.

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  1. Fair enough, Briansboy. I appreciate that you liked what you did, and I understand why you disliked what (and who!) you did. Andy IS privileged, smug, entitled, and gloating. It's over-compensation to some degree, as his protracted doubts and agonies illustrate, but that's not an excuse. I can only plead that Andy was in the process of growing up in the narrative and that he's grown more still. And that even though he is all those negative things, he also loves deeply and is loyal to a fault. 😉 The ending ended the way it did because there aren't very many roadmaps for bisexual polyamory, or at least for how to do it within the context of trying to live what would otherwise be an unexceptional suburbanite life in a heteronormative culture. The epilogue concludes with Andy uncertain about everything except for the fact that somehow his trust and love for Matt would allow things to work out, though he didn't know anything of what that sort of "working out" would mean. Along with you, Andy himself was wrestling with finding unbelievable the frankly-unbelievable situation he was in. All I can assure you is that down the road the parties found their respective ways and that Andy and Matt are still good. I'm taking the time to reply to this because after a lengthy absence to live life, work, and be a family man, I'm kind of itching to do some more writing for Gay Authors! And I hadn't seen your comment until today, so I thought I'd reply. It gets kind of dicey for a guy to read somebody saying what a prick he is, lol, but if the shoe fits...in any case, thanks for your ongoing interest and warm words about Crosscurrents. It truly was a labor of love for me.
  2. Happy Birthday Adam!

  3. Happy Birthday Adam!  

    1. Headstall


      Happy Birthday, Adam! :wizard: 

  4. Happy Birthday, Adam! I hope you had a great day! :)

  5. Happy Birthday Adam!

  6. Yeah, it's my biggest enemy too. The reason I don't write as much as I do is that I won't continue to sit down and work with it if I don't feel I'm In the Zone. If it feels second-rate as it comes off my fingers, I'm outta there and off doing something else. And I know that This Is Not Good. So I'm trying to change... But I hate it when I write crap.
  7. I had writer's block once when I was writing Crosscurrents, and it wasn't because of "story" issues; I knew the plot like the back of my hand. It's that there was no blood going to the writing; it was cadaverous. A writer friend of mine said, "Put it away. Write something else. Anything else. Another story, I mean. Keep it short, start a long one; just write something else!" I did. I started Brushfire (Which, uh, I've not picked up with again until this week.). And I looked at the writing and saw that it had energy. I also saw that the writing was better than my writing on Crosscurrents. but that's another topic for another time. In any case, once I had my groove back, I returned to Crosscurrents and--no writer's block! So. Write something else. Anything else. Another story, I mean.
  8. I had an English teacher in high school who'd draw a red line at her first sight of a "very." She'd refuse to read anything below the line, and she'd give the paper an F. That cured me of "very." Rules are made to be broken, and they're subjective, and there's (surely??) a reason "very" is in the language. But I don't have any use for it, and I haven't missed it.
  9. Yep. I'm picking up my writing again after a long, long halt. And I'll never commit a write-and-post crime against my readers again. I am Perp #1 in this regard, and I'm determined to Change My Ways. It's my goal never to have readers wait more than a week or two from now on.
  10. Starting to write again. I mean it this time!

    1. ElleRachelle


      Yea!!!!! I look forward to reading what you're writing.

    2. Valkyrie
    3. LongBeachThomas


      No, really?? That would be so awesome. You must have come up with some good ideas. You know that your stuff moves me, and I'm always hoping for more.

  11. Thanks for the birthday greetings, guys!
  12. Back to the grind. If you've never been to Michigan's Upper Peninsula, I recommend it.

  13. Taking some vacation starting Wednesday. Be back August 12 or so.

    1. LongBeachThomas


      Welcome back! It's good to have you back in town, and read your comments. You usually have meaningful stuff to say.

  14. Happy Birthday, James, and thanks for your ongoing presence here!
  15. Adam Phillips


    Thanks for the kind words about Crosscurrents...but it really wasn't my intent to leave the ending of the story inconclusive. I just didn't want to beat the reader over the head with it. Go back and read it another time. :-) As far as any other writing is concerned, check out the Interview Cia did with me for this month's Signature Author focus at http://www.gayauthors.org/forums/blog/258/entry-15595-author-interview-adam-phillips/ And thanks for reading!
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