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Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
12:32 pm
Hey, Posers!
I'm posting here so I don't lose this community.

I know I haven't posted anything for quite a while,
but that doesn't mean I haven't still been thinking
about this story.

My friend Laurie is still working on her project and
she's encouraging me to go on with "Poses." I don't
know if I will, but I don't want to lose what has
already been posted here, so I guess I better at
least "ghost post" every once in a while.

Shea is still around -- at least inside my head,
so you never know.

Cheers --

Saturday, October 24th, 2009
1:30 am
No Updates -- But...
I'm still meeting with Laurie and hashing out some issues.

But I don't have a lot of hope for this story -- at least
if I'm interested in publication.

Just like "Wayfarers" and "Medium Security" -- which I thought
at least had popular potential -- this novel looks like it's
a no-go for anything except my own masochistic time-wasting.

It's not a "romance" so none of the m/m publishers -- even
the online ones -- are interested.

It's not a "mystery" so -- see above.

There are no vampires, werewolves, or aliens so -- see above.

It's too serious.

It's not serious enough.

It's too gay.

It's not gay enough.

There's not enough sex.

There's sex, but it's not explicit enough.

The sex is too explicit.

You can see the problem.

So the question is -- do I want to spend more time with this
or cut my losses? I really don't know what to do at this point.
It's frustrating to go down this road that I went down so many
years ago only to give up again.

I'm beginning to think that fanfiction is really the only thing
I can write -- or that I think I can write. It makes me sad
that I'm told again and again to write something just like what
everyone else is writing in order to get SOMETHING into print --
because if I do that and then get rejected again, I'll truly
feel like a jerk!

Anyway, I don't know if I'll be posting any more here. I just
don't know. I have some new stuff, but have no confidence in
it at all. Maybe after I talk to Laurie about it, I'll feel

Thanks to you all -- you've been great.

Friday, July 10th, 2009
3:19 am
Monday, July 6th, 2009
1:55 am
Wednesday, June 24th, 2009
8:54 pm
"Beautiful Poses" - Chapter 17, Section 2
Shea's third appointment: Nick Santini.

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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009
10:30 pm
"Beautiful Poses" - Chapter 17, Section 1
Yes, it's been a while, but "BP" is back! If you can't remember
the last chapter, check the previous entry.

Shea's second appointment: Carter Kingman..

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Friday, January 9th, 2009
1:55 am
"Beautiful Poses" - Chapter 16, Section 3
Shea's first appointment: Dennis Marshall.

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Sunday, December 21st, 2008
9:36 pm
"Beautiful Poses" - Chapter 16, Section 2
Shea's adventure continues...

Another visit to Marcello Barbuto's office.

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Wednesday, December 17th, 2008
2:55 am
"Beautiful Poses" - Chapter 16, Section 1
The start of the next chapter.

Shea's "education" begins.

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Sunday, December 14th, 2008
9:23 pm
Saturday, December 13th, 2008
10:04 pm
Wednesday, December 10th, 2008
2:24 am
"Beautiful Poses" - Chapter 15, Section 2
Another short one -- leading up to Raj's party...

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Saturday, December 6th, 2008
11:33 pm
Friday, December 5th, 2008
2:24 am
Thursday, December 4th, 2008
1:12 am
"Beautiful Poses" - Chapter 14, Section 2
More of Chapter 14.

The plot thickens, as they say!

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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008
11:54 pm
"Beautiful Poses" - Chapter 14, Section 1
A new section of "Beautiful Poses" --

The start of Chapter 14 --

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Sunday, November 16th, 2008
1:57 am
"Beautiful Poses" - Chapter 13, Section 2
The second part of Chapter 13.

See what you think...

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Monday, November 10th, 2008
1:43 am
"Beautiful Poses" - Chapter 13, Section 1
Here's the first section of Chapter 13.


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Saturday, November 8th, 2008
3:56 am
Back Again
Laurie and I have started meeting again, which means I'm working
on "Beautiful Poses" again -- after being so busy I can hardly
function! Which I guess means I'm functioning. Sort of.

Actually, I've been working on plot and planning, so I haven't
totally abandoned poor Shea. I would never abandon him!

I'm hoping to have the next section ready shortly. I'll be giving
it to Laurie, too, to get her feedback (she's also been hella
busy -- and she was working on the election, too, so she has
a good excuse!).

Later --

Sunday, July 20th, 2008
6:21 pm
"Beautiful Poses" - Chapter 12, Section 3
This is very short. I didn't mean for this to end Chapter 12, but this
seems like an ending. So -- should I go on to Chapter 13, or continue
as 12? I know you don't know what's going to happen, but the next couple
of sections are the turning point for Shea's future. He's going to find
out something that will change everything. What's your take? (Yes, it has
to do with what his father wants to tell him.)

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