Well crap

My first (and prob only) erotic choose your own adventure is out now- but only on Amazon. imageIt seems I have some revamping to do if I want to put it anywhere else. Sites that publish to various retailers, like Smashwords and Draft2Digital, break it up and put it back together so it can be read on different sites, and in order to get all my links to work I have to make them all chapters in a table of contents. So the story would have to be more like: to begin as a man, go to chapter 2, to begin as a woman, go to chapter 3. And sorry folks, but that’s just too much like work, not only for me but for you as my readers.

On Amazon it reads the way I intended it to- touch here to jump there. So I thought maybe direct publishing would get me there. I tried putting it directly on B&N, but every single touch link brings you right back to the beginning instead of jumping to where the story continues, so it was up on their site for maybe a second and a half before I unpublished it. It was supposed to be a fun little lark, not an act of frustration you pay good money to experience.

I was planning on sending everyone on my mailing list a link to it, free, but as it is only on Amazon I can’t. Don’t ask why- its a dark spiral of weirdness, that Amazon. It took me three days and finally taking the words ‘virgin babysitter’ out of my book description to even get the darn thing published at all. Anyone who is up on the pornocalypse knows why, I won’t rehash it all here. (Google Selena Kitt pornocalypse if you’re dying to know, she covers it well, having named it and all.)

So what is a writer to do? I’m leaving it alone on Amazon. Seriously, when it comes to them, if it ain’t broke, don’t even look at it again, cause it will be. But I was able to break the whole down to six short stories, four of which I am planning on altering to make into PI taboo shorts the second I hit post for this blog, which will give me ten full shorts from the choose-your-own experiment. I plan on releasing one every two weeks, everywhere, giving me a cushion of new material pretty much until July.

What am I going to do with that cushion, you ask? Two things- there is a cool short that has been bugging me- to see what it is and how I got the idea, peek over at Onehandedwriters.com *Here*to see my blog post about it. And two, that gives me time to finish the second book in my other pen name. Curious? Check out my first post on OneHandedWriters… *Here* It’s a cool blog and I am very proud to now be a part of it.

And for my mailing list people, (Its over there on the right hand side, conveniently called mailing list, if you’d like to join.) I plan on sending out free codes to get all 10 shorts on Smash, once they are all up.


Good News/ Bad News

Let’s start off with the good news- ’cause I am so excited.
I applied for and got a bi-monthly blog spot on my favorite erotica blog- OneHandedWriters.com

If you guys haven’t checked it out yet- click over there real quick. No wait, not real quick. Wait until you have hours and hours to kill. It’s a great blog. I’m not quite on it yet, my slot is every other Tuesday- starting this upcoming Tues Feb 4th.
Don’t worry, Feb 4th I’ll pop in here and remind ya when it goes live.
So excited to be a part of such a great group of erotica authors.

Ok here’s a good news/bad news split-

The book I’m working on won’t be out this month. I’m having a blast writing it, but it is longer and more involved that I anticipated so it will be out in February. It is going to be my first choose-your-own-adventure erotic romp, and the many options are a blast to write, but I’m not quite finished with it yet.

You know how in some choose-your-owns you have dead ends where things go wrong and you die? Or you can kind of tell there is one ‘right’ way thru the story, even though it’s fun to also explore the ‘wrong’ ways?

Yeah, mine isn’t like that 🙂

Mine is all happy endings, all the time. They are just different. Will you start out as a man or a woman? Each choice leads to totally different adventures, not the same ones written as a man and then as a woman. So far we have some doozies in there, and there should be an adventure for almost everybody. Voyeurs, exhibitionists, public sexers, multi-partner fans, naughty babysitters, and I’m not even done yet!!

My mailing list people are gonna get a surprise when it comes out, so if you are interested- sign up over there on the right side. It says mailing list. I promise it is only used for new releases, sales and freebies. I don’t even do newsletters- that’s what the blog is for.

And to the bad news- my worst sales month yet. I know I still have today and tomorrow but I’m not even close to my average of one title a day. But, I also haven’t released anything new in a while, so…
January’s total title sales is a depressing 25. My worst yet. But that means, hopefully, that I can only go up from here.
And… hopefully my new spot on One Handed Writers will bring me more exposure. We shall see.
Either way it’s already been a blast.