Okay, I’m having real…

Okay, I'm having real trouble with this scheduling thing. I mean, I did my laundry Saturday night, right? (Well, part of it, anyway). And somehow, between then and now, I *still* haven't found time to put the washed sheets on my bed and make it up properly (time/energy, actually). I've been sleeping curled up in a blanket instead. This is getting silly.

And again, I should be asleep. I *ought* to get about seven hours tonight, which should help, at any rate, even if it doesn't catch me up. I'm really not certain how I managed living in the corporate world before and keeping these hours. Part of it is the 1 - 1.5 hr commute each way, of course. I'm getting some reading done (finished Kate Chopin's _The Awakening_, which somehow I didn't like as well as I'd expected, though it *was* good, working through _Exhibitionism for the Shy_, read a murder mystery by Sheri Tepper, name of which I'm blanking on, but which was actually really good) on public transit, but time just slips away...

Anyway, bed soon. I did want to tell you about something that made *me* happy today. So I've been surfing the web a fair bit at this job, right, since there isn't much work to do. (I think I'm going to take in my laptop tomorrow so it's easier to do some writing -- the office manager says it's okay). And I spent some time reading BronwenSM's erotica -- some great stories, and her British terms made me miss Alex... Anyway, I read her stuff, then moved through her links to some other erotica authors, read those for a while, and then found myself back at Yahoo, where they were listed, under Lit/Genres/Web-published fiction/Adult fiction. And oddly enough, glancing through the list, I noticed my site wasn't listed anymore! Which freaked me out, since I'm constantly pointing people to Yahoo as the easiest way of finding me...

So I do a search for my name, and lo and behold, they've apparently been doing some clean-up/updating, and have moved my site to what they consider a more suitable location. And now it's at Lit/Genres/Erotica. Listed with only about ten other authors, including such classics as Henry Miller and Anais Nin, such popular modern authors as Nicholson Baker and Anne Rice, and some of my personal favorite erotica authors: Susie Bright, Carol Queen, Pat Califia and Cecelia Tan. And I'm just floored. And I know it doesn't mean anything, really -- it's probably totally random, but there's minute there when I'm thinking, hey, *someone* at Yahoo thinks I rate. Thinks my work's good enough that it doesn't get shoved under the slightly dubious label of 'adult fiction'. Huzzah!

And I guess this is hitting me more strongly than normal because my relatives have been pretty stressed about my writing lately, applying some pressure to try to get me to write more innocuous material (or at least change my name). And I understand their concerns, and my main argument in the whole discussion of *why* I write this stuff is that it's important *and* that it's serious art. Or attempting to be serious art, to be more accurate. I've got a long way to go before I even meet *my* standards, much less my mother's...

Anyway, little things like this almost certainly totally random Yahoo listing make me feel better about the whole thing. :-)

Okay, eyes closing my dears. Remember, naming contest ends today (though I probably won't get to tabulating names 'til tomorrow night). Send in suggestions soon! Tomorrow work, then cooking dinner for Sarah H., tech writer extraordinaire (who has kindly offered to help me with my resume). Wednesday work, then meeting Guy (author) for some tea or some such before the reading at Barnes and Noble. I am now typing with my eyes closed. I know there's other stuff I meant to tell you, but maybe I can sneak it in in the morning. Sleep well...

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