Friday, June 24, 2011

Heading in new direction with Crimson Dawn

I've had it.  The first book with CD will just have to keep.  I'm heading into CD where the action heats up and the sex as well.  I can't get my head around those first book and I just feel I can let the reader in on what happened as I move the story forward.  A bit of exposition here and there without drowning the reader in flashback central will no doubt quell the aching need to just get the story out there and forget about the back story...for now.  Vic and Kevin have a story to tell from the present moment on.  To know where and how they got to where they are now, that will not be ignored, but I simply cannot make the prequel good enough.  It's too much.  Too top heavy.  I'll work on a new angle and let you guys know how it turns out.  But honestly?  At least the first book is shelved.  The second book can definitely be a great beginning into the series and it will pull the reader in from the first chapter.  So, I'm heading down that road and forgetting the first book...for now.  When the series takes off, I'll see what I can do to bring the first one around for a gander, but right now?  I want to get to the action, baby. 

Monday, June 20, 2011

Taking the time to revise, but good idea to re-release?

I believe my stories can be better.  Reading over a past storyline, I discovered that the 'filler' was too filling and decided to chop away at much of the fat.  Problem is, it was previously published (even though the contract is finished and the rights have reverted back to me and I could probably count on one hand how many people bought it), so to resubmit with the revisions...good idea?  I may be able to really go places with this storyline, so I don't want to give up on it just yet; give it one more college try before shelving it completely.  I'm not sure what will happen, but the worst they can say is 'no'.  

Take a lesson from me...have your storyline finished or its end in sight before you submit for publishing.  It will save a hell of a lot of headaches. 
Well, back to the revision process.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

First Post

Well, had to make one of these.  Many of the authors I wish to get to know better have such blogs on Blogger and in order for me to follow them, I needed to put them in a place I could get to easily.  Here I am. 

I'm experimenting here, so bear with me as I design and redesign and redesign some more. (And, btw, my DOB is not the real one for me.  I'm MUCH older.  However, it was what I chose as a significant part of my life, so if you meet me in the future, just don't be surprised what you find.  I have family and friends who would NEVER understand this part of my life, so I keep certain information hush-hush.) ;D

My world is full of journeys and I will share them with you here, as well as what I'm doing with my own stories.  I had to remove my works from a former publisher, due to health issues and finalization of contracts, so I'm free to expand, revise or just put off work until the health issues are fully and completely resolved.  (Let's face it, cancer is a bitch, but I'm much more of one when it comes to living life, so I plan on 'Remission' as being already in progress.)
For those of you who know my true identity, I would appreciate keeping this side of my life mum, in case those on FB can put 2 and 2 together.  It will just make my life a bit less stressful and allow me the luxury of living this passion of mine without conflict.  Thanks, much.

At this point, life is going well and I am eager to get started back into this world of Male/Male Romance. 

Let the words flow forth, both from the mind and to the mind.  ~Myr~