- I've got 5 stories out that have been accepted by editors but need final approval from the publisher before I can tell you. In fact one is named in the blurb already up on Amazon, and I still can't tell you!
- I've got 4 short stories out with editors, no answer yet.
- I've revised and reformatted my novella The King's Viper. It needs a final read-through next week.
- I'm in the middle of writing my second short story this month, which is pretty good going for me, although I know plenty of writers who work much faster.
It's a petplay story, btw. It's a theme I've written about before, and as part of the BDSM spectrum I find it pretty interesting. It strikes me as a form of D/s with extra fun, roleplay and built-in consent: it's a collaborative thing. I understand that the theme divides readers though. It's interesting that official guidelines from Ellora's Cave say that, according to their readers' focus group, "Pet play was also mentioned repeatedly as a squick." I'm really not sure why that should be. Why is it any less acceptable than, say spanking?
Anyway, nothing to do with petplay, but if you like real dogs you ought to read this illustrated story from Hyperbole and a Half. Jo sent me the link and I laughed so hard I ended up folded over the computer desk crying and dribbling (Sorry for the horrible mental image there!). I have a feeling that the Special Needs Dog looks a lot like a greyhound....