Deciding to serialize Having it Both Ways was probably the best thing I could have done for my muse. (The serial begins this coming Sunday, Smutty Sunday, btw.) I have been laboring over that story for longer than I would like to admit–writing, rewriting and cutting out large chunks in hopes that it will tighten up plot. It was driving me insane! I felt like I couldn’t focus on anything else until it was done. I’ve never really had that feeling before and it was a bit disconcerting. But once I decided to serialize it, the weight was lifted. Since I made the decision, I have three fairly solid ideas percolating which I have been writing on simultaneously. Now that might sound a bit nuts but, I feel more comfortable working this way. Mostly because I don’t get bored because there is always something different to work on. I even wrote short blurbs on all of them! Crazy, right?
Anyway, here’s a little taste of what I’ve been doing on the #amwriting front:
A Place Sweet and Dark (erotic suspense?, thriller, romance?)
Growing up in foster care taught Elodie one valuable lesson that she would never forget: you can’t depend on anyone but yourself. She learned to get by on her own using her street smarts and her beauty, the only thing her biological parents ever gave her and she did pretty well on her own…until she met Giovanni.
Aged out of the foster care system and left with nothing but the street smarts he garnered hopping from home to home, Giovanni was a kindred spirit. He promised to love and adore her always and she gave her self to him–mind, body and soul.
Together they came up with a bigger hustle with higher stakes but, in the end, they would have the means to create something neither of them have ever had in their lives–a home to call their own.
This is actually a rewrite of a novel I wrote a few years ago. I’m not entirely sure if I can make it into something salable (who am I kidding, nothing I write is salable! LOL). There were three sisters in this story when I first wrote it but I decided to edit one out so that I could focus on the core plot which centers around Salome, Rashida and Judah. This will probably take me a while but, I’m excited about it. I’m excited about all these ideas actually. I’ll keep you posted on how they all develop.
On the #amreading front…
Right now I’m reading Stacia Kane’s Chasing Magic. I read Sacrificial Magic in two days and rolled right into this one. I love this series. Chess and Terrible FTW!
I’m also reading a novel written by an lovely and amazing, erotica writer that I truly admire but it’s top secret so I can’t share it with you but, trust and believe…it’s fucking awesome!