Secret Desires Released!

December 14, 2016
Secret Desires has been released, and Manic Readers has given it 5 of 5 stars! You can read the full review now.

I have been MIA for quite some time, and I am sorry for that. In short, began working more hours at my day job, going through nightmaric family drama, spending half my free time at home and half with my boyfriend, been experiencing terrible writer's block, and also ran out of ideas for a new blog series now that How to Write and Publish a Novel is completed.

However, a different kind of inspiration has hit me, and I am in the process of researching and preparing to launch a new YouTube channel devoted to writing instruction, trivia, and history. As soon as I have any real information I will let you know.

As of now, I unfortunately have no current information on forthcoming writings as I am taking my time choosing between potential projects from existing ideas.

I will do my best to have something meaty for you before Christmas, but if the holiday madness takes me over, Happy Holidays to you and yours, please stay warm and safe.
 

Missive From the Darkness

July 16, 2016
First up, I have finished the content editing on Secret Desires, which is currently due out in December of 2016, but that is not final and we may actually have a release date in October depending on red Sage's schedule.

On the other hand, you can see I have not been blogging, posting to literotica, or otherwise active as of late. Sadly, in addition to working a demanding job and sending all my spare time hunting for a new one. In addition, I have had some serious health issues.

I discovered I a...

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5 Reasons Authors Are Socially Awkward (And How To Fix it)

January 17, 2016
It's very interesting being a published author of not much note (yet, I hope) who meets new people all the time. It brings up a problem every author I know has: talking about your books with strangers is as awkward as discussing sex with your child.

This actually goes for all writers of fiction. Non-fiction is much easier, for reasons that will become apparent soon. Even if you have only written a short story, when someone you don't know very well asks about it, you stumble.

Why do published au...

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Conflict: Not Just For Reality TV Shows

January 11, 2016

Conflict. I finally understand now why it is the single most important thing to many creative writing teachers. I grabbed a book to read while waiting on my computer to update and returned to I Brake For Bad Boys, a collection of erotic romance short stories I bought back in college.

The second story, Something Wilde, by Janelle Denison, was so well-written I bought two of her books. And then, in my twenty-two year old clumsy and unpolished way left scathing reviews of how bad they were in com...

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The Editing Bug Bites Too

December 30, 2015
Unfortunately, you can see it's been a month since my last post. Working a seasonal retail job around Christmas pretty much ate up all my time, and frankly time off was spent doing laundry, grocery shopping, and sleeping.

Now things have evened out, and you'd think I'd be hit by the writing bug, but alas, the editing bug got me. I will be uploading the next Fantasy Emporium story to literotica soon, but I am also working on the next Marly Jackson (rather, trying to get started) as my hands as ...
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Better Late Than Never...

November 28, 2015

I’m back, baby!

After a lot of soul searching, I’ve decided to come back to Literotica. I’m staying off the forums. In my wise old age I have learned that the Internet with its anonymity is a playground for assholes, and encourages the darker sides to normal people. As such, I’m no longer participating in forum posts or chains, but I will check it for any private messages/questions.

I miss writing for lit, connecting with my fans, and being able to write shorter stories instead of just ...

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I'm Bringing Crazy Back

September 20, 2015
I apologize for the break in blogging. I've been taking care of some medical issues lately, and thankfully progress is going well. Nothing life threatening, just major enough I will be requiring minor exploratory surgery in the next few weeks and might be requiring more serious surgery in October, we'll see.

However, blogs will appear every Sunday, I've had a chance to work on many, and I promise barring emergency or prior notice to resume weekly blogging. So with that in mind, let's get to th...

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106-3: I Have That Goddamn Vitamin C Song Stuck In My Head Too....

August 8, 2015

We made it to the end. If you are reading this, you have a website, a blog, and social media accounts under your publishing name. You have a completed, published book, you are a member of a writing group, you’ve been attending events as an author, and you’re working hard at marketing yourself. Maybe you have an agent, a publishing contract, or you have a growing reputation as an Indie author.

If you followed all the lessons, whatever your goal was, you have reached it, the first and most i...

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106-2B: Nothing is Certain Until You're Dead, but Your God(s) probably Negotiate...

August 5, 2015
Are you reading this before your book comes out? STOP! We’re into the world of networking, and it’s damn hard to write and do this, plus your entrée into the world of networking is your book, so it must exist.

Now, for those of you whose book came out, and you’re promoting the hell out of it, what can you do? Of course, keep marketing it online, write and publish another, but you can start also start networking during that process.

Did you join a writer’s group already? If you did not,...

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106-2A: The Greatest Lie The Devil Ever Told....

July 22, 2015
Today we are going to talk about personal appearances, such as radio/television/print interviews, appearing at conventions, and presenting at conferences. Please note that most websites that push these concepts as good ideas are run by people who have been in publishing for over twenty years, who may not understand why publishing is so massively different today than it was back then.


Let's take a trip in the way-back machine



We have to take a diversion here. Some of us are old enough to remembe...

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