Showing posts from September, 2012

Fifty Shades of Fifty Shades

Yeah, I'm gonna talk about that too.

I will start with the spoiler alert, which is hysterical because I haven't read the book(s). I read to the first sex scene in a borrowed copy while on vacation in July. (Funny story about that: I read it while floating in the pool and got a very stripey sunburn across my stomach. That's the problem with reading Fifty Shades of Grey, you turn Fifty Shades of Red, har har.)

A few weeks later, I saw the three books in the local Pharmasave and had twenty minutes to kill while waiting for a prescription. I read the end of the first book. Yes, you read that correctly. I totally did that. Then I read the end of the third book. Completely skipped the second.

How can I do that? Easy. I write sex scenes. I don't need to read anyone else's and I was more interested in how the relationship is resolved. When I saw that at the end of the first they were (again, Spoiler Alert!!) not together, I wrote off the series as not for me. This is my…

Quick Update

Just a quick update to say I'm still plodding along.

Along with working to fulfill my contract with Harlequin and planning future books with them, I've looked into indie-publishing some of my 'trunk' books.  Yes, Virginia, back in the days before hard-drives, manuscripts were physical stacks of papers stored in bins or 'trunks.'

Actually, mine aren't quite that old, but I've made inquiries as to the process and am developing quite a Why Not attitude about it giving it a shot. Will keep you posted.

Other news is just the same old news: Wait and See.  Yes, I thought I had arrived, but I've just transferred to a different train that makes as many stops as the unpublished one, just in different stations that are unfamiliar to me so I'm stumbling around, feeling a bit of a fool as I try to navigate the new world of marketing and self-promotion and huh?  Twitter?

But please catch up to me there--I do tweet!  Usually in the evenings.  @DaniCollinsBo…