Anthologies and shiz
by Sylvia A. Winters
Lately I’ve not been writing. I don’t know what it is, really, but probably it’s just pure laziness and lack of motivation, the fact that there are other demands on my time for a change. It’s been a while. It’s been a year, in fact, since I had a proper project to work on.
In that year I’ve moved house, oh, five times. I’ve been in my current flat now for seven months. The time’s gone incredibly quickly. We’ve had two house parties and I’m left with only one of the three rats I moved in with (new to us is Lola, shy but so, so sweet). We also, finally, have internet. Hopefully for good, but I won’t hold my breath on that score.
There are a few stories I’ve started and left, one or two I keep picking up and putting back down again, but every time I get into the swing of writing, something else comes along to demand my attention.
How people with serious, full-time jobs find the time to write, I’ve no idea. My hat off to you people.
Even though I haven’t really been writing, though, I do get celebrate this little release: the final anthology instalment of Rocking Hard, with my f/f story, Keeping it Together. This is now out as an e-book and paperback anthology.
The anthology has some really great stories in, two of which I’ve read, the rest I’m looking forward to reading. Rockabye by A.F. Henley is both frustrating and brilliant, with characters that will make you want to slam the book down and yet ensure that you are entirely unable to. And for you f/f lovers, Insanity Girls by Alex Powell is a really sweet and fun read.
And then there’s mine, about a shy college—high school for you Americans (and probably other non-Brits)—student who meets the woman of her dreams, much to the horror of her family. For those of you who didn’t read it while it was in serial, I hope you enjoy it. I loved writing these characters, even when they were being a massive pain in the arse.
Now, if you don’t mind, I’m going to try and get some writing done =/