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Corinna Returns!

And it was a terrific Christmas. Family and loved ones, light and laughter, and the chocolate covered cherries and Dad-protected meal recipes that I have missed so very much.

I also missed writing, so after a good night’s rest, I’ve jumped right back to it.

As of now, Into the Dreaming City stands at close to 8000 words and has only two more scenes to write before I can consider it finished. It will probably be my first post-New Year release, so keep an eye out!

Escape from Faery weighs in at 23,511 words and will not be done for a long time but I like how it’s shaping up! This one might break the erotica boundaries by being slightly more about story and characters than sex but frankly, I kind of like that. Not that my more naughty readers should fret– there’s plenty of explicit spice to keep you turning the pages. There are just more pages in between incidents. 😉

I’m also poised to hold another giveaway on the EROTICA group on Goodreads. If you’re a member, watch for a post to go up tomorrow night– the theme will be Naughty Resolutions!

The Perpetual Challenge Machine

The machine being myself.

Once again I find myself slaving away on two pieces at once.

The flash fiction collection is coming along nicely; the third piece in the collection is now done, and one or two more pieces of flash will finish it. So far I have “Hemline”, “Sacrifice” and “Backseat”.

I will let you draw your own conclusions from the titles as to what the contents might be! I do know that short fiction isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but I choose to see each as one might a truffle in a box of chocolates. They’re bite-sized, perfect for a nibble, and there’s an art to capturing an entire scene in less than a thousand words. A challenging art (ah ha, you have discovered my post title scheme), but it’s an enjoyable challenge. Hopefully a collection will be meaty enough to gain the approval of readers.

I’ve also started working on a historical erotic romance with an early title of Sweet’s Dove. Set somewhere after the Civil War, a soiled dove agrees to become a mail order bride for a gold miner in eastern Oregon. She’s determined to play the part of an unsullied virgin to escape her sordid past. Unfortunately, as often happens, that past catches up to her in the form of a former employer whose mistreatment of her is what led to her employment in a brothel. Complicating matters, her new husband, a laconic man who has a reputation for extreme violence in town, takes one look at her and refuses to consummate the marriage– leaving Lucy hurt, frustrated and more than a little offended.

I’m imagining that Sweet’s Dove will be a longer offering, perhaps even my first novella. It all depends on whether I can rise to the challenge of breaking the habit of eight months of concise writing without stumbling into the bad habit of padding a story with fluff.  When I sat down to write earlier, I poured 1200 words onto the page without breaking a sweat before life interrupted, so who knows! I might do it!

After these are done though, I think I’ll put the challenges on hold. Probably. Maybe. I do have ideas for a number of other stories that might not be as tricky to write. College co-eds seducing each other’s fathers (I do love older men), a woman kidnapped by a Faery Lord who’s adapted to big city life, a girlfriend who talks her boyfriend into helping her explore her deepest, darkest fantasy…

I need to find a way to write in my sleep. There just aren’t enough hours in the day.