I’ve found myself thinking a lot lately about the concept of family. Not the so-called ‘traditional’ family, with a mother, father and 2.3 children, a concept I don’t think has existed in reality since the 1970s. No, I’m talking about the families some gay men manage to find or create for themselves. Not the ‘Modern Family’ family of husband, husband and adopted third-world orphan, but a true extended family with not only a couple, but brothers, aunts and uncles too.
[caption id="attachment_498” align="alignright” width="229” caption="A pair of Korat Cats (source: Wiki Commons)"][/caption] I’ve been slowly getting back into the groove of writing, after the twin disruptions of moving and illness. I’m almost back into the habit of writing every day. The thing I’m mainly working on at the moment is a sequel to Holding On, which I’m calling “Baby Makes Three” at least for now [I ended up calling it Five At Table].
I’ve started the process of publishing my latest story, Holding On. It’s now available in all popular ebook formats on Smashwords, and for Kindle on Amazon. As a special introductory offer, you can use the coupon code CP78X at Smashwords to receive 50% off your purchase. The offer is valid until 25 December. Books make great stocking stuffers! Reviewers, if you would like a review copy of Holding On, please use the “Contact Me” tab at the bottom-right of the screen, or leave a comment.
I’m back at work on my contemporary younger/older, Thai/American D/s story, in what I think are my final changes. I think I may have it ready for a release before Christmas. I’ve been through a few titles for this book - “Deconstructing David” and “Claiming David” among them - but I think I’ve settled on Holding On. It’s not very distinctive, but it’s simple and I think it adequately captures one of the key themes of the story.
I’ve more or less finished the first draft of my latest book, which I’m calling “Deconstructing David”, at least for now. As it stands, the book is right at 41,000 words, or about 120 pages if it was a printed book. The story is told from the point of view of David, a 40-something American living in Bangkok, and facing something of a mid-life crisis. After more than a dozen years living in Thailand, he has become disillusioned and is considering returning to the states for the first time.
So, I’m writing again. It’s becoming something of an addiction, as I had planned to take a bit of a break before diving into the third (and final) book of the Journey series. But a new idea took root in my head, and it seems that now I’m in the ‘habit’ of writing, story ideas continue developing and bouncing around my head, becoming increasingly distracting, until I write them down.