Hmm. Still here. Still writing. Or editing. Working on a few other things that require a different pen name. Yeah. *blushes* So, I've been working on that. Up on the display bar (or on the Pages option depending on how you're viewing the blog), you can contact me and I can spill the beans and keep folks up to date with that. I'm thinking of only keeping a Tumblr for the other name. Probably.
Ancient Hunger is coming along splendidly. I'm actually quite pleased with it. I'm not sure
I've already established that writing in episodic bits wasn't intuitive at all, which didn't make much sense considering I tend to intuitively write chronologically. The next two in this series are very nearly done. Odds and ends and editing and formatting and doing covers. You know, the difficult part. The part I don't like doing. I also have that other series I'm writing on, which takes longer, and thus the one advantage of episodic bits: Bits.
Incubare is perma-free now. Currently it's only available on Smashwords and AllRomance (links on the top bar). Once Barnes & Noble puts it up, it will be easier for Amazon to price-match. Not sure how I feel about doing a book like this again. Each part ends abruptly with a bit of a cliff, and I'm worried that readers will feel duped into getting the next one. My intention was for it to be episodic in nature and price-wise it will come out to the same as if I had bundled it all together. If
I'm finding it frustrating, and only a bit amusing, that my first novel was not at all representative of the writer I am now. Notice that I didn't say 'To the writer I would become'. I'm not that person yet, so who knows what nuggets of non-wisdom I might scoff at years from now. Or not. I'm beginning to think Dishabille was a fluke. That's not completely fair. There's little drama in it, so there wasn't much to overcome. Morphoses was a bit more, and there were two scenes in particular that we
I got on here to grab the color codes from my blog template and I saw an unpublished post that I began months ago. It would have been my second post. And I don't like having an unpublished post. It bothers me for whatever neurotic reason, but I've got a pretty good grasp of my neuroses, so this one wouldn't be that mental to submit to. Ahem.
It was after Dishabille was published and I'd reread it half a dozen times to pick it apart. The thing is: You can't love your story anymore on
I think the stress of releasing Morphoses is finally easing. Not so much just the publishing, but the not enrolling in Select for it and taking Dishabille out of it, and uploading them all over elsewhere. It's at Smashwords and All Romance, and soon to be at Barnes and Noble and Google Play. I'm really curious to see if Apple will pick it up through Smashwords.
I've got Ennui Force Majeure half in my head and half in my fingertips. It's scaring me just a bit. It's by far
Since Morphoses is still live yet unsearchable, and I haven't heard back from Amazon, I've decided to be a bit promiscuous. Morphoses is available at Smashwords now, though I'm sure Amazon will have it soonish. If I get accepted for "Premium Status", then it should be available at the BN, Apple, Kobo, etc.
Within a week, along with Morphoses. I don't know that they'll be out before Black Friday, but by Saturday fo'sho' (I'll be away two days next week without Wi-Fi, but I get my Memaw's turkey and stuffing. We all have our price and that one is mine. I'll set Incubare free for Black Friday through Sunday, and Dishabille will be permanently moved to $.99 once Morphoses is live. Eventually, eventually, I'll expand them to other sites besides Amazon, though I hope to have Dishabille everywhere I can
Really not as dire as all that. It's just, I'm editing. Morphoses is done except for the editing. I wanted to have it out by Halloween, but I put out my novelette Incubare instead. It was done and I put it out before I could make myself completely crazy with every little thing I found. When it got to the point of every other word in every other sentence is wrong and stupid, I knew it was a me thing, rather than a 'Did you seriously finish school? Is English your first language?'.
When I first decided to publish, it was at the urging of my husband. I've written him snippets over the last decade or so. It was usually 500-1,000 words of pure smut, pushing just to the next level of things we'd already done. My one and only purpose was pleasing him with my writing.
So for Dishabille, I wrote what I knew. I wrote of places familiar, but introducing fictitious people and places among things that I didn't have to try too hard to visualize. I didn't have to create an