I had some difficulty getting "Living Next Door to Heaven" started, but I'm happy my most recent version was accepted. It's too easy for me to put kids "in a sexual situation" and I had to do some judicious cutting. I think I've preserved the important stuff that will let the future chapters make sense, but there might be times in the future that a character refers to something that supposedly happened way back when that you didn't get to read about. The important stuff is there.
I posted the Intro, Cast List, and Chapters 1&2. Sunday, the next two chapters go up. I'll continue to post two chapters at a time through chapter 8. Those are the chapters that are substantially shorter due to the editing and from there on I'll be on a regular posting schedule of a chapter twice a week, probably Sunday and Thursday unless you all tell me that you'd like it at a different time. I do listen.
I want to thank you all, as well. "The Prodigal" received third place Clitorides Award for Best Romance and "The Props Master 1: Ritual Reality" received third place votes for Best Erotic Fantasy. I'm very happy with this and since the awards are given based on reader votes, that means you are responsible. Thank you all very much.
In other writing, I have begun writing the third "Pygmalion Revisited" story titled "Whittled Away." In it an old man carries on a conversation with his deceased wife as he whittles at a block of wood. A very different take on the story. A little wistful and sad, but both funny and sweet at the same time. Maybe even hopeful. I expect that to be finished late in May.
As soon as "Heaven" gives me a little peace from the obsessive writing, I will return to "The Props Master Prequel: Behind the Ivory Veil." I have a draft, but it needs extensive clean-up and a lot of it is still hand-written and old typewriter copy. I don't have a projected date for that yet, but wanted to let you know that "Heaven" isn't the only thing I'm working on.
Hope you enjoy the new story! Thanks for tagging along.