Archive for December 2010
My first official piece of news of what is almost 2011, is that I’ve been invited and have happily accepted an invitation from Wave to post a quarterly segment on her review site. Sort of like a column about whatever catches my fancy…which lets face it…leaves the door hanging wide open. : )
Picture me like Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex & the City – sitting at her lap top as she stares out her New York City apartment – posing the really important questions like: At what point does that extra half an inch become too much? Is there really such a thing as a versatile gay man, or are they all just bottoms who are trying to butch up their image? Will I ever find my very own Big, and will that nickname actually refer to the size of his wallet? : )
Wave announced the news on her site yesterday and it took no time at all for me hijack the comments with my usual shenanigans. You should definitely pop over and have a look. A good time was had by all…even the monkey’s.
To check out Wave’s Post click here.
Now that some of the dust has settled I thought I’d take a minute to explain the way this new blog is going to work. Not that I think any of you are too feather brained to figure it out on your own, but hey…some days it helps to have it all spelled out. : )
I’m basically going to be posting everything into one of five different categories: Origins, 5.4.8×5, Homo-Promo, That Day Boys Bits, & Ramblins’. The banner at the top of each post will let you know what you’re getting yourself into.
Before anyone decides to ask…no…I do not own a label maker & my house is most definitely NOT organized. I’m actually a bit of a slob, truth be told, lol. My dust bunnies have staked out my home and formed into rival dustyB-gangs vying for territory.
Dragging my ass back to the point of all this…
What you’ll be getting with posts under the Origins category will be my older blog posts – both from my first blog as well as from some of my original guest blogs. I’ve had several people write to me requesting that I organize all my posts in one easy to resource location. For those folks…this category is for you. : )
I’ve already written up a separate post explaining what the 5.4.8×5 posts will consist of, but for anyone who missed it – a detailed description can be found here. I should have Ally Blue’s interview ready to post sometime next week!
Homo-Promo will be all my latest and greatest headlines – where I’ll be posting any and all news about new book releases or contracts, reviews, interviews, gay day, etc.
That Day Boy’s Bits will consist of all the stuff I like, that doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with the writing. The OMG did you see what happened on GLEE last night, kinda stuff. In other words, the REAL important shit, LOL!
Finally, that leaves us with the Ramblins’ category, which is basically whatever I wind up going on about whenever I get a bug up my butt about something. The meat to go along with all the other starch and veg listed above. : )
I’m looking forward to spending more time with all of you in 2011…regardless of how I wind up labeling it!
The Origins of Ethan Day…
Let me first welcome everyone to the all new Addiction to Fiction Blog. Isn’t it all bright and shiny – like a brand new penny – that hasn’t been lost to the land that time forgot…aka under the seat in your car?
No sir, this penny is clean and sparkly – unlike the ones occupying the floor board of your auto, which have been beaten up and stepped on and are now keeping that lone McDonalds French Fry company…along with the stray ink pen, wadded up straw paper, and hair ball – which you pray isn’t off your own head while simultaneously being grossed out by the thought it could possibly belong to anyone else. Just as your beginning to recover from that mind numbing realization – you remember how many months it’s been since you’ve eaten McDonalds French Fry’s and marvel over the fact that fry looks exactly the way it did the day you purchased them. Spooooky!
But getting back to my new & improved blog – the proverbial penny that hasn’t been used and abused like the bathroom stall in a gay bar…I’m hopeful that between me and all of you, she won’t stay all nice and pretty for too long. Because that would mean we aren’t using her…and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this will be one slutty little blog.
Upon closing down the old blog in preparation for uploading everything to the new one, I came across my original post, welcoming everyone to the Addiction to Fiction Blog. Instead of coming up with a regurgitated version of the old ‘welcome’ I thought it would be fun to start this baby off by reposting it in its original entirety. It’s been right at two years and I’m pleased to see that I haven’t matured at all since then. LOL! Don’t shake your head at me! What you might consider to be a lack of evolution, I call consistency. : )
I hope you enjoy the re-broadcast of the same old me, pulled from the dusty halls of time and polished up for your viewing pleasure. Who knew a little spit in the palm of your hand could be used for something other than self-fulfillment?
The Original Addiction to Fiction Post:
Hello to all!
Who is Ethan Day, you may be wondering? I’ve been asking myself that question for a very long time. I’m not sure I really want to know the answer. I’m a little frightened that if I ever truly know who I am, and there is no longer anything new to discover about myself, I’ll no longer have anything fun to write about. Welcome to my neuroses, folks!
I do know that I love falling in love, most of us do, I suppose, and I’m lucky enough to be able to write about it. I’ve always been a day dreamer — seeing a hot guy walking down the street I’ll immediately begin imagining what he might be like. Wondering what his little quirks and personal ticks could be, what he does for a living, and imagining what the sound of his laugh is like.
Before I know it, I’m working out what our lives together would be like. Do we live in a high rise apartment, or a snow covered cabin in the woods? Will we have one or two dogs? Is he a top or a bottom…versatile? Do I live in constant fear he’ll go back to that one ex-boyfriend…the one he still looks at in a way that makes me fear my new man isn’t completely over his old one? Does he find my constant over analyzing and over active imagination annoying, or does he think it’s sweet and adorable in that Ally McBeal sort of way?
This is how the stories that eventually make it onto the page often begin — a fantasy or day dream that gets stuck in my head and refuses to leave until I sit and purge it from my brain by writing it down. While I do most of my writing at the computer, I still sometimes curl up with pen and paper, writing the old-fashioned way. It’s nice to not always have that devious little cursor blinking on the screen as if impatiently screaming, “I’m waiting, bitch…write something already!”
I’m both thrilled and flattered if you’ve actually taken the time to read my blog, books, or any other part of my website. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or with any topics you’d be interested in seeing in future blogs. I’ll do my best to accommodate you.
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