We Are Ethical If you came for the books and are disturbed by BDSM, by all means, skip this post! I thought a bit about this blog post before deciding to go ahead and do it. It’s not that I am ashamed in any way shape or form about my sexuality and kinky lifestyle, it’s because as a rule, I don’t think it’s okay to shove BDSM down the throat of those who would feel offended by it. That said, my involvement in BDSM isn’t exactly hidden on here, so I decided to choose the road that might lead to a better understanding of who we are. That popular book, you know the one, has a lot of misconceptions. For one, there isn’t a huge percentage of us who come from dark or abusive backgrounds or have hidden traumas, at least not more than the regular population. We aren’t immoral, […]
I’ve received the names of the winners for the Goodreads giveaway of Elizabeth’s Destiny. Conrats!! I’m sending them out to you this week. Now if you’re sitting there all frowny because you didn’t know about the chance to win a free book, then get busy and follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or here. That way you won’t miss the good stuff.
Today is a day for dreams. Dr. King had one, and it helped change America, and so today I will remember his and think about my own. Everybody has a dream, some, like Dr. King’s, are lofty and for the good of mankind, some are selfish, some are impossible but are important none the less because they give hope, and some are what drive us day in and day out in our ordinary, regular, often dull lives. People often have several dreams and their dreams may change over time, but even if ones we once held dear fade, that doesn’t take away their importance. The dreams and aspirations I had as a child are vastly different than the ones I have now, but I can say that one dream has been pretty damn persistent over the years, and that is my dream of being a writer. I don’t mean just […]
I’m working on the cover art for Beneath the Shadows of Evil. I like this, but am still a bit unsure about the title for the first book of the series that will be published April 1st of 2013.
The Next Big Thing The wonderful Sotia Lazu tagged me in this “freeze-tag style blog hop that’s going around Authorville.” Basically, if you get tagged, fill out the questions on your own blog about your upcoming writing project, then tag five additional authors, linking to their blogs or websites. Don’t forget to let them know they were tagged. THE TEN QUESTIONS: 1. What is the working title of your book? Beneath the Shadows of Evil 2. Where did the idea come from for the book? I honestly don’t remember. I love an evil and dark anti-hero, and a soulless vampire in a time when the world was a dark place fit the bill. 3. What genre does your book fall under? Paranormal Historical Romance 4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? I honestly have no idea. I don’t really pay attention to the whole entertainment crowd […]
We Have a BDSM Question ABout Me! Well my wife seems to think people might want to know the how and why of my decision to take on the role of a Mistress in the BDSM lifestyle. I think perhaps that is something better written about in the Ask Jolynn section of this blog. Those who wanted to know can find out all about it by clicking on the link for Ask Jolynn. Hum… this morning I guess it will be coffee and the story of allowing my dark side to run free.
Though it took me a good long while and though it was a difficult task, I have been successful in dividing Beneath the Shadows of Evil. I can send book one off to the editor, and focus on the cover image and other little details now. There will be three books. The first of which will be out in spring sometime between the middle of March and the first of May. Each book will be at least 6oo pages!. The cost for the print version of each book will be high, but the story simply didn’t lend itself to being split into 4 books. So now there is a new dilemma. I have called the book Beneath the Shadows for so long, but now that will be the name of the series. I have to come up with a name for each book, and it must be short, because the series title will take up a lot of space on the […]
What does one do when the story they have written is a whopping 450,000 words? Many have said that books shouldn’t be over 100,000 words, especially in this day and age of the ADHD society. The paperback version will be too costly to print, and the e-book reader doesn’t want to invest the time, or so they say. So here I am left attempting to split apart a story that has a lot of small plot lines woven into the big picture and finding it a nightmare to cut it up. If I follow the wisdom of those with experience and those in the business, I should chop it into four parts, but those parts aren’t clearly evident. Each sub plot is too intricately imbedded. Will my readers scream if too many of the small plot lines are left dangling? I am left with is cliffhangers ever where I look. The obvious break line […]