"Despite my anxieties, upon returning to Syracuse, I feel more assured in my work as a writer and dare I say – oh god, do I really dare say? – my work as a reluctant activist. Other people may not quite see what I’m doing. But I think, looking back, it will be coherent. And if nothing else, perhaps I validated some very lovely human beings, “with loves and hates and passions just like mine.”
In short: You can’t please everyone, so you might as well please yourself. You can’t speak the truth, so you might as well speak your truth, and accept, sooner rather than later, that it’s going to be a very lonely ride."
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SHOW TRANS, by Elliott DeLine. To be released October 1st 2014. 

12 days til release!

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It’s a little ridiculous

But I don’t think I’ve ever been as in love with someone as I am with Joey. I feel really blessed. I didn’t think I would ever find someone like him. He’s like the eye of the storm. He’s having a really awful day full of doctors and transphobia and I can’t wait to just have him home and hold him and play him Morrissey songs like this one. 

"Do you write for a magazine, website, blog, etc.? Interested in receiving a free PDF copy of SHOW TRANS in advance to release, in exchange for writing a review?"
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Send inquiries to elliottdeline@gmail.com! 

About SHOW TRANS

A nonfiction novel about sex addiction, sex work, navigating the MSM scene, a trip West, dissociative identity disorder, and the struggle to find love, connection, and self-actualization as a non-binary trans person. This book will be my most autobiographical (and arguably scandalous) work to date. Check out my Original Plumbing interview or my indiegogo campaign for more information. 

(via elliottdeline)

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Show Trans Release Party (NYC)

Bluestockings Bookstore

Saturday, October 4 @ 7PM

Transgender author Elliott DeLine reads from his new book Show Trans: a nonfiction novel about about sex addiction, sex work, navigating the MSM scene, a trip West, dissociative identity disorder, and the struggle to find love, connection, and self-actualization as a non-binary trans person.

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When I fail at being assertive about my writing and feel gross.
"If you wouldn’t mind reading and possibly reviewing that’d be nice, I understand if you’re busy, I’m sorry wahhhh…." 

When I fail at being assertive about my writing and feel gross.

"If you wouldn’t mind reading and possibly reviewing that’d be nice, I understand if you’re busy, I’m sorry wahhhh…." 

(Source: awwww-cute)

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Thank You Patrons!

Here is the list of patrons for the creation of SHOW TRANS. This list will also be in the back of the book. Together we raised over $550. Thanks everyone! If I somehow forgot someone or you want your name displayed differently, please let me know. Contact elliottdeline@gmail.com.

These people donated to my  indiegogo campaign to fund the creation of Show Trans:

Logan Walker

Linda Kirbow

Andrew Molloy

Jameson Fitzpatrick

Terri and Vince Cook

Alex Smith

Sandra King

Tristan Collins

Robin Lawlor

Nicole Cotty

Aine Ni Cheallaigh

Dylan Suttles

Erica Kenny

Ellis Locke

Nora Olsen

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Life update from Wegmans cafe

I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed. I was asked to write a Syracuse Peace Newsletter article by Monday, and on top of that, Show Trans needs to be ready to go out to pre-orderers and reviewers around the same time. Joey is helping me to format and insert some images that I think really make the book. Screen-caps from awful grindr conversations, for instance, which some of my older followers may remember. I’m really excited about this book. Have I mentioned that? I’m excited about the article too, but man, deadlines stress me. 

I’m also figuring out book readings and other possible money-making schemes. I have secured one college gig at SUNY Fredonia. So that’s good. 

I’m also going through the hassle of figuring out how I’ll get my hormones now that I’m on Medicaid and not my dad’s insurance. And I need to figure out food stamps. Ugh. I hate this kind of shit. 

But otherwise, life is pretty good. My partner is in the midst of a (unnecessarily) stressful divorce, and that sometimes drains us both. But such is life. I’ve got a home, I’ve got a good man, and I’ve got two adorable new kitties. I can’t complain. Well, I can, and I still do. But I’m doing well. 

I have noticed that my social anxiety is getting pretty wretched again. Oh, and I may have a wheat intolerance. I’ve felt a lot better since I cut it out of my diet. I suggest trying it if you are often nauseated and sluggish after eating and have joint pain. Especially if you’re an Aspie/on the autism spectrum. 

OK bye!

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