Hello longtime readers and supporters!
In the previous few months we’ve been trying to hold onto a semblance of normalcy at WriteSEX, I’ve sold a novel to Red Sage (and possibly a series) had one book come out from Sizzler Editions and be listed by USA TODAY as a Recommended Read, and then sold a six book series to Secret Cravings Publishing. All those covers are featured here by the way. The thing about the six book series is that the first three books are written. The last three….well… I have to make a ton of time for all that. The second book I’m pitching to Red Sage is also written and under consideration and the third book will be on their desk before year’s end.
The folks at Decadent publishing are asking me to promote more, which means spending more time blogging at other sites to get covers and blurbs out to more readers. Expansion is key in any business if you want to make money, which I do. This has always been a business labor of love for me, meaning I’m doing this because I love it and can make a decent living from it. Yet it’s not easy and it IS time consuming. Requires a lot of dedication, which we’ve talked about in previous posts.
This has left me with little time to do much else other than promote myself, which brings me to the bit of sadness here at WriteSEX.
With great regret, I’m leaving the site and handing it over to the capable hands of Jean Marie Stine, publisher at Sizzler Editions who has contributed frequently over the last three years. The main reason this change is occurring has to do with my hectic writing schedule and lack of time to maintain the site, let alone get content updated as often as we once were.
The biggest change you’ll probably notice will be some new faces to the site who contribute twice a week. Yes, we’ll still be the premier site for the business of Erotica but WriteSEX has outlived the purpose it served me initially in that it was part of an author platform. My own career is shifting away from definite erotica and into more mainstream media (romance) and while I don’t mind being tied to the erotica world, I’ve never been exclusively an erotica author. My dreams have always gone toward romance in a variety of genres, as that makes me happy.
Yes, I will still contribute here but turning the reigns over to someone with as much experience as Jean Marie Stine makes sense as it will allow the site to grow, the reader base to grow and for those of you who have chosen this path as your career, this site will remain a large part hopefully in your toolbox of writer tricks and tips. After serious consideration, Stine was the only choice I could have made when it came to letting my baby (and a part of my author platform) go so I could free up more time for writing and the personal changes I’m about to make.
There will be classes taught and of course you can find our panels often at DragonCON and Frolicon, among other conventions I’ll be at next year. (In fact, this post went live the day I left for Atlanta, so be sure to stop by our WriteSEX panel, Saturday 10 PM Hilton 201!)
RE: those personal changes include moving across the country to live with my mentor, Morgan Hawke for a few months while we fill up my writer’s imagination and I dive angry.
It’s been a definite pleasure to share my experiences with you, loyal readers.