They can be great to attend. Enriching, educational, even inspirational. I’ve had some amazing experiences at them, and if you can get your employer to fund a trip to one, I highly recommend taking advantage.
Working them is an entirely different. You’re on from the time you get up to the time you go to bed, and I don’t think you can understand the full extent of the pressure until it’s over. That’s how I feel, anyway, every single time one is over.
OK, so what’s the point, you ask? Well, somewhere, squeezed in the moments between receptions and plenaries and set-up and tear-down, I wrote a story about the conference experience. 14k words, too! It’s making the rounds, but I think it’s a pretty good one, too, that explores the unique situations that crop up at these kinds of things. And hilariously (since the last story was mis-posted under Mature) this one actually is a Mature-themed tale about a sexy older executive and a young programmer and how he comes to view his boss in a new light.
Look for it in the coming weeks!
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Just submitted my fifth story, After School Special, to Literotica. Love the anticipation! In advance, much thanks to my friend Jake for helping me work this short (but hopefully good) story out, and my wife for editing my mistakes. When I asked her if she’d ever thought she’d edit a line that contained “g-string” in it, she just laughed.
I’ll post again when it’s up.
Oh, and I’m playing around with a subscribe option for updates and blog posts. That field should be to the right.
I set up a Facebook Page. For the 7 of you who’ve managed to stumble on this page, if you’re interested, you can now follow me there as well. This goes along with the Twitter feed, although I suppose Facebook would allow for discussions and what not? I have a personal page there as well, but don’t think I’ll be updating that a whole lot.
“Rags to Reunions” posted
My latest story, “Rags to Reunions,” has been posted on the various sites (as well as this one). If you enjoyed it, some positive votes on literotica.com (or any of the sites) would always be appreciated.
I actually finally finished writing a blurb here (Good lord, this post sounds conceited). I think I’m going to stop now. Maybe get back to writing. Take care!
I just submitted my fourth story to literotica.com. Now the wait begins.
As a writer, I think I hem and haw quite a bit before I’m happy with a story (and even then, I’m not sure that I’m ever completely happy). I realize the contradiction to hold on to something for so long, only to get impatient when I release it into the public, but at least I’ll own up to it. Once I’m done with something, I’m pretty much done with it.
This is evidenced by the most recent story, “The Right Subject.” There are definitely typos there (some kind reader even went so far as to list them out for me). I just haven’t found the energy to edit and resubmit. Yes, this will happen, but right now, I’m focused on moving forward and producing new things, rather than fixing old.
In any case, one more story has been released. I’m pretty proud of this one. In a couple days, we’ll see if that pride is deserved (hunch: it is).