October 31st, 2007

writing rengeek stratford man

working for big john henry and he's so hard to please

Dear Internets,


Real live queer people (and queer literature, for that matter) do in fact exist outside of slash/femmeslash/men's porn movies/yaoi*, and sexual kinks involving pretty boys/girls are not the only reason persons would choose to write and/or read about such things.**

Thank you,

the management.***

*Although, given the existence of Gilgamesh, probably does not predate it....

**Straight characters are allowed to exist in stories--and even have relationships in them!--because that's what, you know, people do.

***No, actually, it wasn't a comment on my writing that triggered this. It's more a camel's-back issue: I'm tired of being reduced to either a political statement or an erotic fixation.

And now I need to go watch Boys on the Side so I can yell at my TV for a while and get this out of my system, I think.

writing gorey vast reluctance

oh and but also...

The edit letter for Hell & Earth finally came.

We will deal with this after WFC.

You know, revising three four novels in one year makes you really want to never revise a goddamned novel ever again.