Busy weekend and Monday afternoon with all the Six Sentence Sunday snippets to read and those pro-blogs to check. Here’s the list of posts worth checking!
Books&Such agents give advice on self-publishing – and it’s not that bad!
Dean Wesley Smith is starting a new series to teach us indie writers too think like a publisher. I will follow it eagerly (even if some things won’t apply to me as I’m not American, meh! :-()!
Finally Self-Published Author’s Lounge on writers personalities. I didn’t watch the videos, but I know I’m Miss Melancholy (I even wrote a story with that title… I even had a young friend doing the shojo manga version more than ten years ago…).
Last suggestion came from David Farland – he mentioned Dramatica. So for all you Plotters out there, check this Writer’s Companion (the link goes to where you can download the comic book of how it works). If you’re a Pantser like me, you won’t need it!
Now let me announce the new upload on Smashwords, a short story that is a prequel to the upcoming Books of the Immortals – AIR (which I just got back from my editor, hopefully I will be able to put it out there at the beginning of April – next week I’m meeting with the artist for the cover). BUT it’s also my attempt at erotica, so don’t read if it offends it! In this story sex is only for lust, and love has nothing to do with it… and it’s a sad story… Maybe I’ll put six sentences up sometime. It’s a short story, so it’s free. Download your copy of Tarun, if you don’t mind the sex.
p.s. This post was written yesterday afternoon. Two hours before going live, I checked my Smashwords – Tarun is the most downloaded of my short stories! Over 100 download in less than 24 hours! It took a week for Starblazer to reach that number (and Jessamine is barely halfway there)! I guess erotica has a lot of followers after all… but I’m afraid it’s NOT my main genre!