Aug 30, 2011

Plunging into uncertain waters...

I'm considering taking a dive into self publishing by writing/publishing a short story via Smashwords. Hence, I say 'uncertain waters' because I've never done that before. I'm interested, sure, wondering what the process is like. Truth be told, I'm more interested in the process for Kindle self-pubbing.

But I don't have anything written in gold, yet. I have Leaves of Fall, which was supposed to be a project written for just that, however I decided that the short story line wasn't quite what I wanted and I need to rewrite.

Self publishing is something that I've thought about a lot since February. Hell, I've wracked my brain for hours on end, no shit. But I'm still unsure.

I have studied up on the process. On the doubts, the reputation, the talk. I've checked out blogs by the best selling self-pubbers out there. I've checked out the few blogs written by erotica self-pubbers. Yes, there are only a few. Weird that!
Literally, my brain is smoking! LOL

The one problem I worry about, and the only problem, is efficient marketing. Will I be able to do it properly considering all my RL needs?
But is it really hard to spend that extra 30 minutes to an hour on the interwebs, updating my blog, updating signatures, finally adding something to FaceBook LOL and some guest blogging?
Hell, I already spend up to 8 hours on the pc a day.

Haha, sorry about the rant, peeps. But sometimes, the most simple decisions can be the hardest. I'm still working on subbing a book to a publisher. No doubt about that. But I'm also thinking, there's nothing wrong with pubbing some shorties through s.w. and kindle??

Aug 26, 2011

New design

I like the new design of the blog.
The 'Hot Peeps' menu still needs work, but the rest are working. I'm still planning on linking all my free reads to the corresponding stories.

But I've been quite busy being A) editing.... which is not a good idea when you are B) sick.


Aug 24, 2011

Where is your inspiration??

I get my inspiration from music, like a lot of other writers and artists. It's awesome, too, because it hits you when you're least ready for it haha!

So my next writing project hits somewhat close to home. I said "fuck it" and took some carnival stuffs that I remember from when I was 19 and wrote about it. Not having a clue what to name it, I hopped on youtube and was randomly listening to music when I ran into... low and behold, the god of metal, Ozzy Osbourne.

Road to Nowhere

Okay, the other songs with this same title rock too. Talking Heads, Bullet for My Valentine. Haha!

Ever had something hit you like that? Blows your f**king mind, really!

I'm also a follower of Laurell Hamilton on FB and she posts her music playlists as she writes. Marilyn Manson! Awesome!!

Anywho, I'm still planning on posting more free stories and then, since I really don't care for the tagging system all too much, I'll link them all from a tab at the top of the blog. This is a note to myself, I'm a terrible procrastinator!! LOL

Aug 14, 2011

Change of Plans

A bit of a change of plans...

I've decided (I think, lol) to combine Black Night Skies with Wicked Intentions, making it one book with 2 parts.
Damn vampires won't leave me alone... haha!

Well, that's what I've been contemplating anyway. This would make the entire story closer to 50K... O.O

But it also might find a publisher easier this way too.

So, I'm looking for another beta reader to look over the entire manuscript. Black Night Skies

Aug 9, 2011

Beta reader wanted

I always have several ongoing projects that could use critique at any given time, as of late.

Or, I also have Wicked Intentions which I'm just finishing up editing and adding a few extras to.

If you are interested in either fully beta reading or critiquing an aspiring erotic romance author, please e-mail me using the little mail icon at the top of the blog.

Ongoing project genres include: paranormal romance, modern/slice of life, and historical.

Aug 3, 2011

In the mood for some writing!!

Well, bad new first I guess... Black Night Skies was rejected again. Boooo!!

Good news second, I got my writing stamina back!!

Okay, so how the f* does that happen? Because I have decided to take my originally planned route for this book (self-publishing) and not listen to a damn thing anyone says. lol
So, yes, Black Night Skies and it's series will be self-pubbed via Amazon as soon as I finish re-writing/editing the 2nd book. I'm looking at before Halloween sometime.

Does this mean I won't be going for a commercial pub?? No, I will be trying again with a new wip. But this does mean BNS and subsequent books as well as anything that is crossing genre lines, will be self-pubbed.

I have My Sweet Prince, that has caused a little controversy, that will probably go self-pub as well.

Anywho, besides for all of this, I haven't been doing much writing yet. But I'm feeling it sinking into my bones LOL