Slowly creeping up to 50% on Beyond the Spires. I keep thinking that I should put up a teaser chapter somewhere, but unless you’ve read Caged, there’s at least one big spoilers.
And I personally hate spoilers.
Another chapter done of Spires. Next is a chapter for a different writing project. After that, there will be another chapter for my gladiator book – Sentenced to the Sword (I’m still looking for beta readers)
So many words.
I’m waiting for my first really bad review to see how I feel about it. I have been reading through bad reviews of other books on both Goodreads and Amazon, and I’m amazed at the range of complaints and the sheer vitriol of some of these reviews.
One of the things I decided when I started writing was to skip any talk of foreskins. Why? Because my audience is largely made up of North American women whom, from my understanding, don’t share my love of an intact cock.
It makes me sort of sad and I wonder how true it is.
Do you know how much more you can put into a sex scene when you’re talking foreskins? It’s a whole other source of pleasure – sliding, pulling, nibbling… but will it engender a squick factor in my readers?
It’s available right now from the CreateSpace eStore. It will be available at Amazon (all stores) in 5-7 business days and in the expanded distribution channels in 6-8 Weeks.
There’s just something really neat about holding your very first book. Having it on your Kindle is one thing… but holding the physical version in your hand? That’s special.
So… in another vein:
There are definite downsides to not reading your own genre. For one, I don’t know what are considered clichés or just overdone in romance/erotica. For another, I can’t recommend work like my own because I don’t know who else writes historical fantasy romance erotica (if that’s what mine is). That’s what happened this week – a fan contacted me asking if I had suggestions to tide them over until I finish the sequel to Caged. I had no idea what to say.
Sorry N – maybe someone will respond to this post with suggestions. I will let you know.
I’m taking a little break from writing today. I’ve only written about 600 words of the 1000 that I normally like to get out in a day but eh, my mind is elsewhere and I’m not going to sweat it. I’m still new to this digital portrait painting… so many brushes to choose from! I have no idea how to use half of them and end up using the same three over and over. I should ask someone else who does digital painting what brushes they like to use.
The giveaway contest for Caged ends in less than 12 hours! So exciting. Tomorrow is the launch of the paperback edition – I know some people will be very happy about that.