On Saturday I will be 51 years old.
Birthdays make me introspective and being introspective makes me want to try new things. I have begun and ended each of my novels in August.
I have, as I said, completed The Worms Of Heaven. I’m sitting on it for a while. I have two people reading it right now, both careful readers who will find a lot of mistakes. I’ll make their corrections and then I’ll do my own read through.
I’m really not in a huge hurry to publish it, I’m afraid. I’ll get it out there soon, but right now I need to step away for a while. I need to get out of The Book Of Lost Doors for a bit, get some fresh air.
So I am going to try something entirely new for me. I’m working on an erotic novel. I’ve been looking at Smashwords, and in the genre I’m writing I’m seeing a lot of 20,000-30,000 word “novels” listing for $5.99 and up. More money for less work? It’s worth a shot.
Being who I am, of course, it’s not going to be sweet and happy romance with fluttering hearts and gently pulsing… whatevers. Anything I write is going to get run through the meat grinder of my twisted mind and come out seriously broken on the other side. That’s okay, there’s a market for seriously broken erotica.
I’m not going to publish under my name and it’s not that I am ashamed–when I’m ready to release I will make the info on how to buy the title available upon request–it’s more that I’m working in a much different style and tone. Like I say, I need a break from what I’ve been doing for the last few years.
I probably won’t go into particulars in this blog, however. I want to keep this one for my Amazon books. So we’ll see what happens.