Been silent here for too long. The problem is that there's not really much to tell. I've been working on my stories, but it's been tough going recently. That story that wanted out is now having second thoughts and playing hard to get. I'm slogging on, but I think I'll be ripping out the guts again during my first real editing round. Ah well, so it goes.
Yes, for a limited time, you'll be able to get my short erotic story ‘removed’ for just ¢99!
Or you could head over to the announcement post and just download a copy there (epub, mobi or pdf).
As I mentioned in my Grand Opening post, I had been writing a second story while editing the first, and had outlined a third that I'm planning to flesh out to novel length. So when I finally finished that first short story and threw it out via Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) (see here or get it directly from Amazon(re-issued, so no longer there)) I fully expected to dive into either one of those.
But then a completely different story invaded my mind. So I'm now writing that, first. Maybe it's because this one feels shorter than the other two on the table. I might already be addicted to the feeling of pressing the 'publish' button on KDP.
Whatever it is, I've been making good progress on this one, even though I've been having trouble staying away from the distractions on the internet. And real life issues have also taken up quite a bit of my time. But even though I've spent little time putting down the words, I think I'm already over the halfway point. And I secretly hope to have the first draft done by tonight. But then I'll need to buckle down and not get distracted by twitter, or writing entries for my website.
Let's see how far I get.
If you're wondering why you should check up on Dean Wesley Smith's weblog once in a while, read his latest post about the difference between writers and authors.
You'll be back.
Well, that's a good start to the new year.
January 1st, 2012: failed to keep promise to self to publish first story before end of 2011.
You know what, though?
I'm perfectly all right with that. Because the reason is that during an edit I basically rewrote the whole first half of the short story I was planning to publish through Kindle Direct Publishing. And the result is a lot better than before the rewrite.
So now I just need to go through it all one last time to get all those lingering typos squashed. Soon!
I am Cecilia Lansing.
Writer of erotica.
Find links to my ebooks here.
The first two ebooks in the new Libertine Explorations series have been released.
After a long time I'm going to try to revive this website...
This QA with Nathan Fillion at Dallas Comic Con is great; maybe I should start watching Castle...
Dean Wesley Smith highlights a comment from his blog on ebook pricing.
John Scalzi speaking out against bad book contracts.