May 2012~Wrap up

I’ve neglected the blog but for good reason. I’ve been writing my little bum off.

Okay, my bum is not little but I have been writing.

In the midst of all this writing I have discovered something about myself–I am an indecisive writer. I’m wishy-washy. I constantly vacillate between self-pub and traditional once a story is finished and it’s damned exhausting. A perfect example of this is In Her Closet. I’ve lost count how many times I’ve edited that freakin’ book and I’m about to edit/rewrite it again. Having it Both Ways has also been put on hold. I’m waiting for some publishing news that will hopefully effect both books (and many more to come *fingers crossed) and it kind of has me at a stand-still in that regard. The same goes for writing short stories. I know I should write more of them but, they take me so long to finish that I feel the time could be better dedicated to something longer. Needless to say, I find this quality irritating and time consuming and I hope that I grow out of it.

I have been working on another trilogy of books that I plan to submit to Carina–a series of novellas. I just finished book two last week and after a short break I plan to start on book three. I read somewhere that an author shouldn’t submit a series to a publisher if they haven’t written a standalone with them first. I can understand the logic in that. I also don’t give a damn. Rulez smulez. I think this story fits a category that’s currently underrepresented. I plan to have these edited and submitted by the end of June.

Also while I’ve been away writing, a few things have happened in the publishing world. Fifty Shades of Grey has become the next new “thing”. There’s always one isn’t there? That break out book/series that everyone is dying to read. I read Fifty Shades–the first two in the trilogy anyway–and while I have major issues with the book, I like the dialogue that it has stirred up. I also like the fact that it is bringing more interest to erotic writing and in particular, the books I like to read and write. So I’ve decided that Fifty Shades Fever isn’t all bad. I still don’t understand the gushing reviews but, maybe it’s not for me to understand. Hopefully those of us on the edge of the spotlight will eventually get some love.

I have caught up on some reading during my self-imposed, week-long hiatus. Two books were standouts on this front–The Siren by Tiffany Reisz and Let Me In by Callie Croix. I highly recommend The Siren as well as Seven-day loan by Tiffany. Let Me In was a little on the sweet side for me but it had some plot elements that were very interesting. I’ll definitely read more from Callie Croix.

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