Simply DC Juris

Many great things have come from “progress.” There have been large strides in education, medicine, land development and gadgets …. lots and lots of toys. But with how small the world has gotten, and how “convenient” everything is, have we traded one set of problems for another?

Here is DC Juris to talk about taking his life back and getting back to basics.

It’s the Simple Things by DC Juris

Hi folks. ::waves:: DC Juris here. I write GLBTQ and het romance – mostly fantasy and contemporary.

I’ve sat here tonight, reading a book by a Very Loved Author, in hopes of discovering just what the big deal is. I’m about 75% through the book. I’ve had to force myself to read a great deal of it. Not because it’s bad – far from it. The writing is sharp, flows well, very little telling, very little repetition, very descriptive. Very meaty. And it has occurred to me that therein lies the issue for me – description. Four paragraphs about the interior of a house does not appeal to me, no matter how many fancy words you use, or how beautifully you tell it. I simply don’t care.

This…it seems…is a struggling point in my life currently. I’m not ashamed to say I’m seeing a therapist, and the topic came up recently of personal depth. And no, I wasn’t able to refrain from a “I-write-smut-so-that-sounds-dirty-to-me” snicker.

In the past, I spent a great deal of my time trying to be a deeper person. I tried to learn to play instruments. I failed. I tried to learn foreign languages. I failed. Or as I learned to say in German, I failed. I tried to read Books of Great Import. They bored me. I kept trying. I kept failing. All the while feeling woefully inadequate. Shouldn’t I be able to speak with depth about intellectual things? And if I couldn’t, didn’t that mean I was lacking?

Turns out, I’m fine just the way I am. And I’ve stopped thinking that being Not Very Deep makes me inferior. I don’t want to play an instrument. I don’t want to speak a foreign language. I don’t want to read the masterpieces of literature, or, quite frankly, the book I’m currently reading. I don’t enjoy any of that.

Here are the things I enjoy, pretty much in the order I enjoy them:

My Husband’s company – 99% of the time
Good wine
Sex – often times made better by good wine, often times not
Giving presents – I’m very giving.
Opening presents – I’m also kinda greedy LOL
Watching zombie movies
Watching porn
My dogs and cats
Watching football – and by watching I mean screaming at the screen
Drag shows

And that’s about it. 🙂

And since you’ve stuck around this long, I might as well give you a little incentive. I’ll give away a free pdf copy of my m/m/m zombie apocalypse romance, “Bad Moon Rising” to one lucky winner.

Bryce finds himself smack in a zombie apocalypse, and meets the man of his dreams along the way.

Bryce never expected to find himself smack in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, and he certainly never expected to meet the man of his dreams along the way. But there’s more than zombies in the way of his happily ever after. Richard comes with baggage, in the form of his on again, off again bipolar lover Cole, who is off his meds and descending into his own mental hell at an alarming rate. Will the three men be able to work out their romantic feelings? Oh yeah…and then there’s that little issue of the zombies…

To enter, leave a comment telling me what your favorite simple thing is.

DC is offering up a PDF of Bad Moon Rising. See request above. Open until Sunday, September 30th at 11:59 pm (PST). Winner will be selected and notified on Monday.


11 thoughts on “Simply DC Juris

  1. Suze September 29, 2012 / 11:09 am

    Favourite simple thing? Hmmmm…other than my hubby(!), I’d have to say being able to just sit, preferably in garden or on the beach, chill and not have to rush off anywhere and not be mythered by the kids constant calls of I’m hungry, bored, etc. Of course I’ll have my ereader with me!

  2. Tina September 29, 2012 / 11:09 am

    My favorite simple thing is a Hershey’s Kiss. Good milk chocolate in just the right sized portion. Of course, I never stop at one, so…

  3. Vicktor "Vic" Alexander September 29, 2012 / 11:26 am

    I love the simplicity of just listening to the television and having a good laugh. I am one of those people who wants to be fluent in multiple languages, travel the world, visit museums, I read Shakespeare and Chaucer for fun, but there’s this big huge part of me that loves to kick back with a beer and, like you DC, yell at the television screen while watching football. This is a lot more interesting since I can’t see and have to depend on the sportscasters to tell me what’s happening, but I still love it.

    And I don’t think there’s anything wrong with being yourself, because I believe that like beauty, personal depth is subjective and varies according to the person. You are filled with a special brand of unique DC deepness that makes you interesting and plenty deep for me.

  4. yganoe September 29, 2012 / 11:30 am

    My favorite simple thing? A great book and an awesome cup of coffee.

  5. Barbra September 29, 2012 / 12:04 pm

    I like being able to just sit, surrounded by family , and just “be”. Try to put work of
    financial worries away for the day. 🙂

  6. Jenny Y. September 29, 2012 / 5:38 pm

    Reading on the front porch. It’s so peaceful.

  7. Renee September 29, 2012 / 6:55 pm

    My favourite simple thing is lying in my warm bed, reading my kindle and cuddling with my DH. Knowing i don’t have to get up or go anywhere.

  8. Giselle September 30, 2012 / 11:28 am

    Cuddling in bed with my son on a Sunday morning.

  9. Michelle (MiMi) September 30, 2012 / 4:40 pm

    My favorite simple thing is sleeping in on a Saturday morning. doesn’t happen to often, but it is a favorite. Thank you, Michelle

  10. DC Juris October 1, 2012 / 9:36 am

    Thank you for all the fabulous replies, you guys! Vic – I used to feel so embarrassed when I’d fill out personals ads, and I’d list all the television shows I watched. Other people had ads that said things like “I don’t watch television because I’m too busy being one with nature and frolicking naked around campfires, singing songs to Mother Earth after I’ve spent all day recycling and helping homeless battered nuns and babies cross the road.” Okay, well, maybe not but you get my point. LOL

  11. mantasticfiction October 1, 2012 / 11:15 am

    Congratulations Jenny! You won a digital copy of Bad Moon Rising. I will be contacting you directly about claiming your prize.

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