My weekends disappear faster than you can snap your fingers. There is always so much catching up to do. I miss the days when weekends were for partying and playing. I think that was about 10 years ago before I had kids!
I've been updating the members area. Added two new shorts, and audio, and a new serial. Cillie is awesome. Although erotic, it is different in that it is kinda scary too. And the ending is totally unexpected. It's running in the members area along with The Pleasure Palace, Witch Series, and Sorority (last installment went up today). There are 5 audio stories up and 30 short stories. It is building nicely. Issue 6 of the newsletter is up and ready for your enjoyment and Thank You for Last Night - an audio erotic story - is available for a limited time.
I'm also trying to think of ways of making erotica more approachable for women. Yes, there are some women who don't care what others think and will visit all the porn sites they damn well feel like visiting. But there are many women who love to get turned on but don't want to be caught looking at the Top Raunchy Sex sites list for new porn. So how do I let them know we're out there? Does anyone remember Nancy Friday? She put out a bunch of books (among many, Secret Garden, which celebrated it's 25th anniversary this past summer) on women's fantasies. Now when those books came out women were hiding them under their beds, in their underwear drawers, and all over the place. They gobbled them up. Why? Because they were real women. They were their real fantasies, it turned them on, and it made them feel that their own fantasies were ok. So what do I need to do to get IBA accepted that way? To get IBA into the mainstream? I haven't come up with much yet.
Tell me, if you are a woman (or if you read erotica with your woman) how do you find erotica, sexy stories without stumbling across porn. What do you search for?
I haven't done much actual writing in the past few weeks. I've been more focused on the promotional aspect of the site. But I'm still thinking about being able to work from home and write and making a living off of it. I don't hate my job, but the majority of the time I'd rather be at home at my own desk, writing what I want to write, rather than in an office where I need to be a "good employee". And the stress of it all is starting to get to me. I'm bitchy. I'm whiny. I count the minutes on the clock everyday and I know that is not a good sign of anything.
Hey - I just remembered that you can read my views on promotions at The Marketing Whore's blog. She interviewed me, Carrie White, and Jolie du Pre. Go read it HERE.
Well, I think it is time for me to take my ass off the computer and find something else to do. I'm starting to get headachy and that's not a good thing.
Be well all.