The title says it all, but I wanted to share with you why I’ll be taking a break from writing next year. Many who know me know that writing has been a side career for me. It is a passion I hold dear, but it doesn’t pay the bills. I have been working in an industry that has taken me all over the world and I love what I do and it pays the bills and then some. It gives me the chance to write in the spare time I have. I love writing and making money at it has never really been the goal for me. I wanted to reach others like me who want to be entertained and informed. Stories… especially fictional stories can be filled with fantastic and unbelievable situations and some can pull at your heart and I think I have delivered on that and reached a number of “friends” (not just fans) who have enjoyed my stories, but I have a new opportunity that has put me in a challenging position.
My “bill paying” career has allowed me to meet some incredible people and one of them reached out to me recently about a new position that I just couldn’t pass up. It’s not a new career for me, but a leadership position that will help me shape a new company. The work involved is going to take me away from this keyboard for a while and put me in front of another one. I am excited about the opportunity and how it came about and can’t wait to get started in January, but this decision was not an easy one. I have been very happy in my current role with my current company and it has allowed me to expand the horizon in different areas of my professional life. It has also allowed me to expand other areas of my personal life as the traveling has given me the chance to step out more and meet some incredible people, but as it sometimes happens, the company pulled back on the reigns a little bit and my traveling decreased over the last couple of years. While my job was safe, I was spending a great deal of time working from home or our corporate office in California and the job was not as much of a challenge as it once was. This new position presents a challenge that I couldn’t wait to jump at. Bringing young talent into a new company that is run by some amazing people who have the same excitement.
What does this mean for MCQ? Well, the new job is going to take a lot of time away from me that I once had and my writing will continue but will take longer to see in print. This job also puts me in a familiar territory, but a territory I haven’t seen in almost 10 years. I have been able to work from home for a number of years giving me more of an opportunity to expand myself emotionally. Reporting to an office in the past forced me to put on a act while at work. Working from home allows me the freedom to do what I want and what I enjoy. Yes I am still in the closet and some may think it’s a prison of sorts, but it is the life I have chosen and I am very happy. One thing that will pick up is the travel and this presents a new opportunity to visit with friends I have met online. Discretion is of course the better part of valor… and all that cliche crap, but it will be nice to get out more and see the world again in a new capacity and I hope that if I come to your town, we can get together for a drink or two in a subtle and quiet way. I know that might be difficult, but it is worth a try.
So, this is not the end for MCQ… just a diversion until the dust settles. In the meantime, I hope you take the opportunity to check out my current books and short stories and I will have two new pieces coming out just in time for the holiday season. From Sissy to Sensational and a multipart book series called High Rise Trap.
From Sissy to Sensational is a story that took me in a different direction and had me question the future of my writing. This story is about Jamie, a young closet crossdresser, just trying to make it through life without being bullied or hurt. While Jaime continues to try and break the bonds of his confusing prison, his inexperience makes him weak and vulnerable to the strong and his confusion puts him in a difficult position when he is discovered, humiliated and eventually rejected by members of his family. Their disgust makes Jamie’s situation more humiliating as word is leaked to the university where Jamie is attending and he is faced with a difficult decision, but an opportunity to work off campus is presented to give Jamie a chance to continue his education and let the dust settle. In the process, Jamie learns more than he ever thought possible – about his employer, his family and friends and most of all himself. This story does include some explicit and graphic scenes, but not the typical scenes you have come to expect from me.
High Rise Trap is brand new and still being written and edited, but I hope to have it out around Thanksgiving. This multi-part series includes many different aspects of sexual exploration and excitement and is told by the main character Dean who is a young man who is not afraid of exploring. His college days saw him dating both women and men and even a transgender person or two. After college he moves to the city in hopes of building a nice career for himself but after six months, he feels somewhat isolated and his personal life is suffering because of it. After he meets someone online, he is invited to join an exclusive club that is very private and even more mysterious. The High Rise Club is not just a place to meet with other members, but includes a very interesting activity in the form of a game. The game is simple… get to the top level, but in order to get there you must try and avoid the distractions and find clues that will help you get through each level. The distractions are real but almost unbelievable as Dean becomes obsessed with the game and some of the members who play it along with him. So obsessed that he takes risks that could impact the game and his life. This book series is not just focused on one form of sexual exploration, but several (voyeurism, transgender romance, homosexual role play, sissification and feminization as well as a twist that will take the story into a gender transformation fantasy that is not only unexpected but takes Dean’s game in a completely different direction.