Willie Mayes said, 'Age is a helpless hurt,' and some days I know just what he means.
I'm in my early fifties so I'm not even, by my calculations, in the third act of my life. Sometimes I imagine the best is yet to come. Other times I have to admit, the best, at least my physical best, is in the past.
What has ol' Maddy Moore singing the blues? Wrist pain. My wrists hurt and I'm trying to write, here! Grumble...
Also, I'm a bit weary of the baby boomers (and I believe we're in the process of rebranding ourselves as 'zoomers') insisting that fifty is the new thirty. I've been thirty. I've been fifty. Fifty is not the new thirty.
One thing maturity has done for me is make me leery of jumping on bandwagons. I come from the generation that said 'Never trust anyone over thirty.' Well, we're over thirty now, folks. Deal with it.
It bugs me that people with $$ will not only be more secure than I will be in my old age, but better looking! I don't want a face lift or botox, but I wouldn't say no to a little human growth hormone...or smart lipo...although...
I've anticipated being a cranky, pink or blue rinsed ol' lady for decades. I promised myself a little leeway in the 'dress and deportment' areas of my life. I don't want to be a 'zoomer.'
I just want my wrists to stop aching.
- Madeline Moore
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- While attending a summer writing workshop at Humber College, my tutor, D.M.Thomas, said that I write 'great sex without metaphor,which isn't easy to do.' I made my mind up to become an erotica writer. My first erotica novel, 'Wild Card' was published in 2006. A section from the novel was selected by Scarlet Magazine for 'best oral sex scene' and, as a friend pointed out, an award-winning author was born! My second Black Lace novel, 'Amanda's Young Men' was released in the UK in July, 2008 and in North America in March, 2009. My third novel for Black Lace, 'Sarah's Education,' was published July 2, 2009 in the UK and briefly hit the number one spots on Amazon.co.uk's adult fiction and adult romance best seller lists. It became available in North America on September 1, 2009. Jade Magazine bestowed the 'best cover art, 2009' award on 'Sarah's Education'. In 2009 Humber College invited me to speak at the summer writers' workshop on a panel called, 'Success Stories.' And so the circle closes.
Thursday, 5 March 2009
Sunday, 1 March 2009
Here's some Back Candy to help you launch your work week.
OK, I admit it, he's probably gay...I copped him from the comments section of a gay guy's myspace page.
He sure is sexy, isn't he? Lookit his downy back, doncha wanna lick it?
Go ahead. I dare you.