Nora Nix reviewed my story, "Hot Set," some capitalism, and some free shit
…which you can read about on her blog here. Reading it gave me the warm fuzzies, because Nora is such a gifted, eloquent, talented writer, and she so graciously gave my story 5 stars. I encourage EVERYONE to go read this particular post, because there’s more to it than a review of my humble story. For those of you not in the know, we erotica authors and readers are in the midst of the “Pornocalypse,” wherein online retailers have begun to pull erotic titles based on whether or not their content is deemed appropriate. I’ve been wanting to write a pseudo-incest story, and “Hot Set” was my way of doing that without it being a real pseudo-incest story. My character is 18, but she plays a 14 year old on TV, and her object of fixation is her TV daddy. All the fixings for a hot, naughty, incest-fest…but technically not. Anyway, Nora did an excellent job of analyzing my motivation in the context of this Pornocalypse along with identifying how retailers are so in the wrong about policing erotic content, so go check it out!
In other news, I will be having Thanksgiving dinner in a couple of days. My family’s tradition is to host dinner every other year, and since we did last year (I did all the cooking for the 15 guests that ended up arriving), we will be having it at my aunt’s house. But Thanksgiving dinner hasn’t been on my mind much this month…
…because of Black Friday, obviously. I usually do all my Christmas shopping on Black Friday. But one of my friends, who is employed at a store that is opening on Thanksgiving day this year, said something that really got to me. He said that it’s not the company’s fault, it’s ours, because WE’RE the ones busting down the doors for all the “deals,” and WE’RE the ones who have created the demand in the first place. And then I realized, “Damn, I haven’t really thought about it like that.”
People…I forgot about Thanksgiving. And how do you forget about Thanksgiving? It’s a holiday about food!
So this year, I decided to just…not go. I’m just going to get really drunk, eat 1,500 calories in one sitting, and hibernate. It really is hard to pass up, but I don’t really need to go shopping. There is a holiday between Halloween and Christmas, and it’s called Thanksgiving. As in giving thanks. As in, “thank you, cosmic energy, for giving me my health, my family, my adorable dog, my fabulous taste in clothes, and all this FOOD.”
And thank YOU for visiting my blog and reading this post.
Before I forget, my three story bundle, Strange and Sensual Creatures, will be free on 11/29 and 11/30 through KDP Select. I randomly picked the weekends to run my free days and didn’t realize that the 29th was the day after Thanksgiving, but I guess it works out. You could download it to your Kindle for free, if you feel so inclined, and unwind after a long night of stuffing your face, or perhaps read it while you’re standing in line at the mall. UP TO YOU.