Friday, August 24, 2012

Distance Means Little to Love at

book trailer for the erotic short story collection Distance Means Little to Love

Mommy porn

Yeah I know but it does sell.  So far over 200 downloads of Distance Means Little to Love...course these are free promo downloads.  Lets see if word of mouth will move out a few paid copies.  Would be nice.  Yes I have seven sales of my real work.  My fun fiction that has no sex in it but I will take sales of any of my words right now.

If I get feedback than I can put up the dozen other erotic tales I have.  Now i could put them up like I have the other short stories.  Charging 99 cents each and like one writer told me put in lots of nasty words in the titles and tags.  I'm trying not to pander but well I want people to read my work.

Guess I should just get my butt in gear and finish up a few more covers, trailers and stories, then post them up.  Still not seeing any movement on Kobo, Smashwords or anything other than Amazon.  People may complain about them but I get a good royalty rate and I get a report that lets me know I am selling and better yet a way to advertise.  Why the other places don't have a way to help you move stuff I don't know.  I love that I am on so many different sources but what is the use of being on ITunes if you don't have a clue if you have sold a copy or not?

Well work to do

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Morning world

Since I decided to take off yesterday and not work on my books I am actually feeling pretty good today.  Read one of the books I was behind on and it wasn't an ebook from one of my indie author homeboys and girls.While I am more than happy to support them, read them and review them sometimes I just want to read one of the big name authors I love so much.

Now I had planned on sitting down and reading Cold Days by Jim Butcher but as readers know the book got delayed till November!  Which is an ouchie for those of us who ADORE Dresden files.  Best series ever!

But that was okay I am seriously behind on a lot of books thanks to the lack of MONEY in our house.  So I splurged and got Born in Silence by Sherrilyn Kenyon.  I love all of her work, have for a while now.  The mix of dark brooding heroes that are damaged.  The not spectacularly beautiful heroines and the trials they go through are my cup of tea.  Okay I try to write as well as she does but I am a faint copy after all.

This book as always caught my attention from the get go.  I sat down at the mall and started to read, blissfully ignoring the people walking by.  I got to do this since my sweet hubby took our rambunctious monster to the near by toy store and left me alone for a good half hour 45 minutes.  Okay I didn't finish it there and I had to wait till the next morning to pick it back up but once I did I settled in with a pot of cinnamon tea and read for the entire morning.  Loved the ups and downs, the mistakes, the prejudice and the redemption that abounds in her work.  Another keeper to be added to my bookshelf and savored over and over again.  All in all my day off from being the author/artist/video graphic artist, publicist, etc was good.  Finished my book, played some Mindcraft and cooked.  Just had a good day. 

Now back to my regularly scheduled messes of writing, making covers, trailers, cooking, laundry, cleaning and answering the ever present, Mommy I'm bored can we go for a walk/play a game?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Well at it again

Typed up yesterdays notes.  So much fun typing up the dialog for a four year old medium.  The way they say things is hard to replicate at an adult.  I can hear it but did I type it right?  Never know.

Chaos war book one is now over 30K words.  That is a lot of words for me and I have not got to the climatic battle yet.  Who knows how big this horse will be when I finish?  I sure don't but it has been fun.  All these fun little secondary characters just keep forcing themselves into my narrative.  Who would have thought of a four year old medium..really?

Okay time to pick up the pen and scribble more notes.  Don't know why this flows better from fingers to pen to keyboard but that is how this story is going.  I just might finish it if I pay attention!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Down into the depths

Okay working on Chaos War book one.  Have the heroes in danger (duh!) Need to get Gregory to where Jeffery is losing his mind. Yeah take the guy in the story who has the most potential to destroy everything and then send him over the edge.  Fun times were had by all.

Yeah I know but if you are going to do an end of the world/beginning of a new one you have to destroy the old one.  And why destroy it with fire or bombs or aliens from above or disease?  Just let the things that go bump in the night loose from the collective unconscious.  Have one poor man who isn't even from this dimension have the ability to open the doors between there and here.  Now have him fall in love with a sweet woman and have her kidnapped by said monsters and dragged away into the dark underground...recipe for disaster!  Yes...but have an ace up your sleeve.  Have some one who just might be able to bring him back around in time to save the woman.  Or that is the idea after all.

Now I know I don't have a lot of readers over here yet so I can drop little spoilers like this.  Yeah the tale has been told before but not the way I do it.  Here is hoping I can get through this scene today so that I can work on the big rescue.  I want to get this book done writing by the end of the month.  Then the editing and other stuff can be done. 

Friday, August 10, 2012

another friday or should I just go to bed

Yeah head has started up to go with the joint pain and I am thinking I should give in and lie down but I really want to write.  After all I have a roll on with Chaos war book one.  Characters are growing stronger and more interesting.  That is secondary characters.  I find that secondary characters can either be just there to fill a plot hole or they can be those side kicks that we all need and sympathize with.

So far my stories are not moving so fast.  I have a few sales and a wee bit more downloads.  Having them move out would be so nice.  After all sales is the reason we do that right?

okay I cant think well enough to write a decent blog tonight.  I will try again tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Looking for a title

Well the stories are edited. now I just have to work on the bridging bits and a title.  The bridging shouldn't be too hard.  Most of these stories while erotic are almost sweet.  Two lovers separated by distance coming together from time to time.  I think I am going to go with the title Distance Means Little to Love.  Should work.  I have stuff that is more erotic but well lets see how this works. 

So we have a title, we have six tales, we need some words to bridge, then a cover.  Not sure I should do a trailer for this one though.  That might be too much...hey I could probably add a few of my poems to this too.  After all they deal with separations like my characters have.  Here is hoping it gets some small attention.