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Progress and decisions

August 26, 2011

Good news – Amazon apparently got enough “lower price elsewhere” clicks to discount And to All a Good Night to free. So now it’s available for download from them at no charge as well. The Aliveness Project will get over $50 out of the deal and no more buyer’s regret for those who see it free elsewhere. So that worked!

A generous on-line friend has also posted my short story Like the Taste of Summer on All Romance Ebooks as a free download. So if anyone prefers to get it that way rather than read it on my website, it is now available. Thank-you Sara Winters!

I’ve just had another short story accepted at MLR for one of their Christmas anthologies. I’m also in the process of contracting with Samhain Publishing for a stand-alone mystery/romance. My next release will probably an MLR short titled “Full Circle”. It’s not a HEA-type romance story, but there is love and romance and an ending that is quietly happy and I hope readers will like it even if it’s not a classic romance story arc. Kudos to MLR for taking on this one and not demanding that I tack on a traditional ending. I hope to see it released within the month.

Right now my biggest tear-my-hair-out thing is trying to come up with titles. I need a title for the stand-alone book, and a series title for my werewolves. The first werewolf book, Unacceptable Risk, is at the point where I’m putting in the cover art request to MLR. But I have to have all the info first. Odd how much easier it is to write an entire novel than to come up with two or three apt words. I’ve been searching Goodreads and Amazon to make sure I don’t use someone else’s M/M title if I can avoid it, and trying the possibilities out on folks willing to listen. (Although if my husband makes one more bad pun, he’s gonna be out of the loop.) Today I’ll make a decision. Probably.

So good things are happening. And I’ll gladly do battle with the search for apt titles in exchange for having an audience for my work. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 26, 2011 9:48 pm

    Yay for more books on the way!! And you are not alone about picking titles – one of my friends (another Twin Cities author, Carolyn Crane) has three possible titles for the last book in her trilogy and has it up for a vote on her blog. 🙂

    • August 26, 2011 10:35 pm

      I considered a vote, but I know another author who did that for a character name, and halfway through she decided she really did have a preference after all. And her top choice wasn’t winning. It was pretty stressful for her (although a title is less integral to the story than a character name.) So I’ll try to muddle through. Maybe someone will start up a title-generating service. You know – “send your blurb and I’ll send you five working titles.” I might well pay for that.

      • August 26, 2011 10:45 pm

        Would you pay more for that or for a blurb-writing service?

  2. August 26, 2011 10:52 pm

    Ummmm, hard question. Blurbs would be worth more, I think. For titles after a while I can just throw up my hands and pick one out of a hat. Blurbs have to sell the book. Other than really odd choices (there is one called Del Fantasma: Duck Fart?!), I don’t think the title has as much influence on readers.

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