I've been in a creative slump and for a writer that's probably one of the scariest things that can happen. My muse basically abadoned me as well as my urge to create. For me that's as close to dying as i can get and still have a pulse. For you creative people you know just how horrible that is. For me my writing is a release, a stress reducer, a way to take a break from the fast paced frenzy of life. I need the time out. It's necessary to my basic survival to have that bit of downtime so when I'm not creating everyone around me knows it based on my listless and megabitchy mood. I know a lot of my creative blowout was due to stress. We had and still have a few major family issues going on and times like those to not lead to being creative.
To break the spell I finally sat down and forced myself to write, no matter how dark or ugly the story that poured out. What I got was very dark and nasty and it will never see the public light of day but afterwards I felt so much better. It was like exocising a demon that had been living inside me for almost a year.
Now I'm slowly getting back to creating. I had two new releases come out this month, one a self published lesbian erotic anthology I put together with my lesbian author's group, titled Sapphic Planet, which is also the group name. And the second, my very first ever acceptance from Cleis Press titled, The Harder She Comes. It's an anthology of smoking hot butch/femme lesbian erotica edited by the amazing DL King. I also got word that another story I submitted to Cleis has been accepted and will come out sometime this year in a lesbian erotic sports anthology.
The dry spell has finally ended and I hope I never go that long without writing ever again.
You can find links to the two new books at:
It is also available in print.
And the other book can be found here: