As you may remember, I submitted some stories to Blogher's upcoming ebook of erotic fiction. Their nice online submission system sent me emails to confirm and every so often I'd just double check to see that my status on each piece was still listed as "In Progress." It was. All this week I've been telling myself not to check, to try and forget the whole project so I can be surprised when I hear.
This morning I got surprised. I got an email from Blogher and it was short so I knew it was bad news. Turns out, though, it was different bad news than I expected. Apparently they are no longer going forward with the project because...they didn't get enough submissions. I think that sucks on a number of levels. The editors went on to explain that they are still working on a way for a book to become a reality and that, to that end, they were reconsidering their attribution policy. As I understand it they were not going to agree to publish any story anonymously and they think that policy contributed to the lack of submissions.
Then I received the email twice more. (Once for each story.)
I've been missing writing fiction for this site. It's a problematic goal to put on my plate because of my resolution this year to "Write. At least 15 minutes a day. Not blog posts." but I think there's time and space. If there isn't I think it's worth it to make some. So, watch this page! It looks like I'm going to be back.
I think I'll also be inspired to submit some posts to Blogher's new Sex and Love section editor, Feminista Jones, because clearly we need to keep getting our words about sex out into the world.
Thanks, as ever, for reading this site and bearing with the herky jerky way I seem to be finding a place for it in my brain.