Wednesday, March 21, 2012

IRM Addiction and Rambling Thoughts

Think I'm going to ramble a bit since I can't come up with anything of interest. As anyone who knows me, I don't drink except rarely in a social setting and only if I don't have to drive which isn't usually the case. I don't do drugs. About the only thing I am addicted to is nicotine...and FB, specifically IRM.

What is IRM you ask? Well, I can’t honestly tell you since it is a private group, but I can tell you this. It has to be the most talented, caring and awesome group of people I have ever been privileged to meet and get to know. These people come from all walks of life; all places world-wide, and yet, are brought together through mutual admiration, love and pure orneriness.

I am addicted to these people. From Kage’s humor, to Patricia’s snarkiness; from Dawn’s goodies, to Nanette’s caring. Laura and Lisa make me smile with their banter. Tom makes me tear up with his wonderful reviews and sweet personality. Sara is my rock, she has been more help to me than I could imagine or deserve. I would be lost without Sharita’s and Angel’s encouragement. I adore Brad’s bottomless movie expertise and spot-on opinions. And Lee, Lee’s wit is so refreshing. And I can’t even tell you how much I adore Amy, Havan and Karen.  I, obviously can’t list everyone, but you know who you are and know that you are thought highly of by me.

These people, they get me. They understand me. From being overly sensitive, to frustrated with writer’s block, to real life interfering with my stories. Many of my addictive people are writers, just like me. There isn’t a member of IRM that I don’t have at least one book from. And because of that, it only makes them dearer to me. And so much more to look up to and admire. That they are role models for me? They probably don’t want to hear that. Lol But they are.

Lately, IRM has been infused with tension. I will fully admit to being part of the cause. But, here’s the thing, it was handled and it is over and everyone is back to being their wonderful selves as if it never happened. Where the hell else would such drama happen and then be dropped in a mature fashion just hours later? Nowhere. That’s why I love these people. Drama happens. That’s life, but IRM members are caring and open and understanding. And opinionated, but that's part of being human. That is so cool. No grudges, no pettiness, no vindictiveness, no blackballing.

And now, because IRM is just the most awesome place to be, there are anthologies in the making. Let me explain. I will be in two anthologies that include some of the best m/m writers in the business. My name will be alongside theirs. Readers will see my story between the pages with authors that they follow and read with enthusiasm. That is a dream come true. And my dreams are few and far between.

Ok, I’ve rambled enough for today. I just needed to get this written down and maybe let a few people know how much they mean to me. And let those in the IRM group that I would not want to be anywhere else.


  1. *muah* we love you too dear!

  2. You hit it on the head, sweetpea - the open understanding is what it's all about :D

  3. Awwwww. *tears up* Thanks hunny. It is full of fab writers and readers. Its our own little haven. ;)