Caught in a pickle writing two erotica series—any thoughts or suggestions?

  • Need suggestions on finishing two projects;
  • Some readers want me to stop publishing each episode piece by piece and just publish the whole first season at one time;
  • What are your thoughts?  Comment here or send me an email.

I opened up my email this morning and one of my biggest fans gave me a suggestion I need to take to heart.  And, she’s not the first person to mention this.

She reads nearly everything I publish and I take her suggestions seriously and with a great amount of respect. She’s never steered me in the wrong direction.

I have two series out right now:

futa-2-taking-the-leaderGalactic Futa 4 CoverFuta Island: where a mad scientist biologically created shemales on a remote tropical island and periodically men wash up on shore. All sorts of nasty things happen to them as the women need male sperm to populate.

Galactic Futa: a sci-fi erotic adventure of Futa warriors saving the galaxy, one adventure at a time, after a devastating Civil War.  These nasty chicks-with-dicks are badass, but need cum to survive.

So far, I have been putting out one book at a time.  But, my friend and fan, Peggy, wants me to put out the whole first season of both series out to market at one time.

I’m weighing the odds and the consequences.  Readers typically don’t like authors who abandon a series in the middle of the project.  In a lot of ways it is like television.  If you think back, there have been many television shows picked back up into syndication after they were canceled right in the middle of the regular season.

.Fans wrote petitions to their local stations and to the networks asking the executives to reconsider canceling the shows.  (Family Guy and Futarama are two shows that come to mind) And, even though I’m not canceling my erotica series … it would take a while to write 18 more short stories of each series to finish out the first season.   Would the series get cold? Would readers come back to it? That’s the question.

It will certainly take me a while to write the complete season for both of the series.  I’m afraid if I don’t continue to publish one by one the books will get cold, lost in the shuffle and most likely abandoned by readers.  As it stands now I have a certain amount of followers looking forward to the next installment… most of which are not on Amazon. In fact, if the truth by known, Amazon (although they control 80% of the book publishing market) only accounts for 18% of my monthly gross sales.  Why? because I have a huge email list.  Maybe not huge to some authors, but it is to me.  And, many of my readers are willing to pay for a book (through PayPal) before it hits Amazon bookshelves.

sandy cross cover 004It happened that way with Sandy Cross.  This is a vampire romance (with significant erotica mixed in) under a different pen name that will hit the Amazon shelves in April.  But, I’ve already made almost $1,800 off the book through PayPal.

So, … (back to my question)

What do you think? It would take me at least a few months to complete the first season for each project Futa Island and Galactic Futa.

Should I continue to write one book at a time or publish the complete first season at one time?  Hoping I will still have the fan base when it’s completed. Incidentally, Peggy isn’t the only reader who wants me to stop publish one episode at a time and just finish writing the whole first season.  Out of the 300+ readers who buy my books through PayPal, I would say over 20 have expressed interest in getting the whole first season at one time.

So, readers and writers…what are your thoughts?

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If you like to read #erotica you’ll love Reed James

reed-james002Ranked consistently in the top 20 of erotic authors on Amazon, Reed James doesn’t disappoint when he releases a book.

Imaginative, creative and full of talent.  Last week Reed was kind enough to be interviewed; you can check the article out here.

You can check out James Reed at the following sites:

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/reed.james.9231

Blog: http://blog.naughtyladiespublications.com/wp

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NLPublications

Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/1vDgktT

And, as an added bonus, if you sign up for his newsletter you’ll get 2 free bonus books:

Newsletter (which comes with a bonus two free stories): http://eepurl.com/X7_xr

If you’re an author, you should check out his blog especially.  His practical and straightforward tips on how to write the genre will make you want to tie him up and tickle him with a feather until he spills his dirty little secrets all over you.

But, you’ll have to get in line: I plan on having his futa tentacle babies.

Seriously, there’s a reason Reed is in the top tier of erotic authors – it’s not magic; he’s an excellent writer with prose that will make you tingle.

 

Author Interview: Sam Y Cats

 

 

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  • Sam Y Cats, was born Stacy Ann McCarty in Sugarhouse, Utah. 
  • She is Irish and British.
  • Sam loves scary stories.
  • She believes in true love, and the power of positive intention.
  • She is a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) survivor with a message of hope for the world.
  • Sam has played the violin since she was nine years old. She has studied German since she was thirteen and somehow she picked up Spanish, some French and Japanese along the way.
  • She has performed on stage for acting, dance, orchestra, and singing.
  • She first appeared on TV at age six on PBS in a series about local YMCA programs.
  • She was featured on TV again, in a news report at age twelve about local Safety Patrol in schools (she was a crossing-guard).
  • Sam’s short story won her first place for the Granite School District’s, Reflections contest at age eleven.
  • She was the face of Flexx Hair Products at eighteen.
  • She sang backup on a Christian album at age nineteen. 

Sam is currently working on her book series, Woodsgate Chronicles and studying the crazy world of acting. Her dream is to be able to make films that can effectively help those struggling with mental illness and or self-esteem issues. 


1.    Why did you decide to write? 

I never actually decided to become a writer I just always was a writer. Before I could form words on paper I would draw pictures and tell my story to whoever would listen.

 2.    Do you consider it a hobby or something you intend to do for money, fame, and recognition in the craft? 

Most of my friends and family might categorize writing as a hobby but I certainly don’t. I am very lucky to have a very supporting family that supports my expenses so I can write until I have successfully launched my writing career. Fame is fleeting and only a quick ego boost and I hope to be able to be writing until my last day on earth.  

3.    What is your genre and why do you have a passion for it? 

Romantic suspense or Romance is my genre; however I don’t really like to be bogged down to one genre, I have sci-fi, fantasy, and non-fiction books on the horizon so I enjoy floating between all genres. Passion comes to me from the words that I can express to the reader, knowing that my very thoughts are penetrating your mind make for complete satisfaction for me. 

4.    What personal experience lead you in this direction (ie was it a high school or college professor who believed in you, etc); 

I think that it was probably my co-teachers a husband and wife team who entered my short story into the school district reflections contest in the 5th grade. I was shocked when they announced to me that they had entered me into the contest and at the same time they told me that I had won the contest and my story was being published at the end of the year in their magazine. 

5.    Who or what is your inspiration: is there a special author you admire and wish to emulate?

No author in particular but I do hope to inspire my children to use their minds and words to get them through life. Now that I think about it I guess authors like Maya Angelou are an inspiration to me. 

6.    Are you planning to publish your indie projects on different platforms or just Amazon…and why; 

Yes, and done. I have all of my works available on all platforms and formats because it is the best way to make sure that everyone can have access to my books. 

7.  Tell us about what inspires you to write (is it an early routine like Hemingway, an “as the mood strikes” like Faulkner etc; 

I have a desire for my voice and the voices of others like myself to be heard. I try to make as many characters in my books that are not always written about. 

8.   Do you work on multiple projects at one time or are you task oriented and go from project to project; 

I am a multi-tasker big time! I usually have a few projects cooking at once in addition to running a blog, painting, and raising children I plan on entered the acting field again soon and possible writing screenplays again. 

9.    A year from now, where do you want to be in your writing career, 5 years from now or even 10 years from now; 

One year from now I hope to be living off of my writing exclusively while acting. Five years from now hopefully I’m living, traveling and writing abroad while continuing to master the trade of acting. And finally ten years from now I hope to be watching some of my own movies adapted from my own books. 

10.    What separates you from the pack?   What inspires you to push ahead?

I have lived a lot of what I write about. For example, I am a (PTSD) post-traumatic stress disorder survivor, I can relate to so many other people’s situation because as I child I learned to study behavior to make sure I could tell if I was making others happy because if they’re not happy well then you know what happens then. The Sad fact about growing up in an abusive community but my past helps me now it makes me stronger today.  

11.    How do you handle writer’s block? 

I don’t get writer’s block I get the “I suck at writing” virus and well I just write through it just like a cold or flu it will soon pass and I’ll be back to normal, whatever that is. 

12.    What software do you use? What makes it better than worse than the competitions?  

I use Microsoft. It’s what I trained on in college. I have used Mac before but not regularly enough to compare the two. I don’t like Microsoft but for now, it will do. 

13.    Do you make your own covers or do you outsource them? 

Yes I make all my own covers, promos, and marketing materials I’m lucky to have an art background and I’ve worked in marketing and publishing since I was nineteen so I’m familiar with the craft.

 Sam has some really good deals for Christmas.  Check out her Blog also. 

Christmas Sale NOW Get (Books 1-3) Only $0.99 cent until 12/26/16

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