Sunday, October 11, 2015

Warning: Mad Ramblings Ahead

     So… here I sit. Nope. Not a clue. Practically brain dead I’d say. Alright, I’ll give it a go… let’s see what ramblings I can come up with…
Just because they're pretty.
     This week I finally finished My Hero: The Olympian. Finally. I’ve been working on and off on this book for about two years. Why so long? To be honest, I was terrified of this book. It is very hard to live up to the expectations of a book that was, and still is, so popular. I wanted to make sure that it wasn’t crap. I’m still not sure.
     I’ve been very self-critical, probably overly so. Then there were times I just couldn’t get my head into it. Then moving… twice, having personal issues surrounding me and basically just crap going on. But it goes back to I was just afraid of it. It’s a great milestone for me to have it done.
     It’s a whopper too! I didn’t set out to write such a big book, but it’s just the way it went. Rich and Johnny had a lot going on and they weren’t going to be pushed, as usual. Just a hint, but the damn thing is well over twice the size of the first one.
     One of the things that really helped me get over the hump is Jared Bradford’s narration of the first one, My Hero. He brought it to life for me. I’ve never really listened to audiobooks before and this was a real treat for me. There were times I sat here thinking, ‘Wow, I really wrote that?’. So you may thank him for helping me get this one done.
     Anyway… it’s done now and in the hands of the first round of beta reads. I’m trying to not think about it right now.
     Okay, I’m going to rant for a moment… I’ll try and keep it short…
     This week someone told me that once again I’ve been accused of acting inappropriately at a Book Con. I swear, I don’t have to do anything to get into trouble. Anywho, it was said that at the UK Meet in 2015 I touched the backside of one of the naked butlers. Guess what? I did! And I liked it too. BUT, (pun intended) this is where it gets interesting: I had permission. I asked first. Actually, I didn’t even ask. All I said is I want to touch it. The young man turned around, stuck that cute furry tushy out and said ‘Go ahead’. So I did. He was very nice about it and we had a nice chat later.
How could I resist?
     All very innocent, right? That was all there was to it. However, someone who must have been watching took offense. Really? What is more important to me though is why it even came up in the first place. Now, I didn’t go to the UK Meet this year (so how the hell did my name get dragged into this?) but as is normal fare in this genre, the tongue wagers were out in force. It seems that some people took offense at the naked butlers showing up again this year. I don’t understand why anyone would have a problem with very cute men running around in nothing but an apron. All their important bits were covered. I don’t get it to be honest. It was all for a bit of fun and I personally loved it.
     I think this was all started by a bunch of prudes, if you ask me. Listen up people, if you want to read about gay men, men who have sex together, don’t go getting all indignant when real men show up. You want to read about men having sex, being in relationships, but then get upset when men are running around half naked. Really? Get a life.
     To the organizers of the UK Meet I say: Keep up the good work. Don’t let a few petty people dictate how you do things. I say keep the naked butlers. Hell, throw in a few strippers while you’re at it. If they don’t like it, they can either go and do something else, not come or get over it. You aren’t going to please everyone and if you try, you will fail. Don’t let those few prudes ruin the fun for the rest of us.
     Okay, rant over… what else…
     Damn…I’m at a loss now. There’s just not much for me to say I guess. I really have sequestered myself off from the world to get that damn book done. I’ve gone to the store… one must have food and I went and helped a friend out with a couple of his horses. That’s it. I’ve not left the house other than that. Pretty sad, huh?
     I guess that’s about it for this week. You know what I’m going to say, don’t you? Ha, you’re right. Go forth and do something kind for someone else. Rack up some of those positive Karma Coins.
     Till next week, y’all,
I couldn't resist. LOL


  1. Ah love the pic. Love you too. Can't wait to read and hear the new book!!

  2. I leave the house about as often as you do. Probably less. And fuck the fun-killers, they obviously have so little going well in their own lives that they need to complain and shit all over your good name. They don't deserve another moment of your thoughts. Congratulations on finishing Olympian. I am looking forward to reading it.