Friday, May 13, 2011

Dear Carolyn,

I'm smashed. Hee.

I've been looking at blogs galour and reading everybody's opinions about self-publishing versus traditional versus epubs versus wearing patent leather shoes and looking up skirts. All I can figure out is no to the patent leather.

Naw, I figured out that nowadays in the world of publishing there is no right or wrong way. It's an open door right now and a smart person doesn't choose what everyone else says but rather chooses what will work for herself.

So I decided I want it all.

I LOVELOVELOVE Lyrical Press and don't want to leave their family. Oh my goodness, writing for a publisher who squeezes every extra comma out and then ekes the exclamation points from you too... well, they're awesome. I learn more about writing from a round of edits with Lyrical than I did with years of writing classes.

I want to self publish. I like having some control and I like the idea of getting some of the harder to sell stuff out there.

And I want to one day get that New York contract too. So there. I shall. And damn it Red, I intend to drag you along kicking and screaming with me.


So I added some 99cent porn to Smashwords.

Feliz Navidad is the better of the two. I hope maybe we can get our Letters From Greece book finished and up this summer. What do you say, Carolyn? Ready to self-publish a story?

Then you could have three books coming out in summer.


  1. I'll tell you what - if I ever teach myself to set up a download on my 'official site' (tell me again why I have to have it?), then I'll consider self publishing. Anything more and you get the kicking and screaming.

    I am NOT techy, and if we go that route, I want a professional, clean product. At this time I'm not capable of producing one. Wouldn't even know where to start.

    I seem to be doing everything slower these days. Right now I'm concentrating on producing a complete story. It's going very slow - as you most definitely know. It's a good thing I have myself to steal from, lol.

    And Feliz Navidad is not porn. Erotica maybe, porn - NEVER! You can't write porn, never could.

    That's a compliment, btw.

  2. Another btw.

    David admonished me for not using a comma in my headings as you do.

    I told him I was trying to stand out from the crowd. LMAO!