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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Good News/Bad News...

Actually, I should say 'Great News/Expected News'-- but it doesn't make as catchy a title.

The Great News is that Making Promises (the sequel to Keeping Promise Rock) has been accepted by Dreamspinner Press and should be out in June. WOOOOOOOOOTTTT!!!! I'm REALLY excited about this--and, of course, angsty. What if it's not as good? But, well, I write what I write and hope for the best, right?

The 'Expected News' is that the two Green's Hill stories that I wrote with Dreamspinner in mind were (very kindly, and with a lot of praise, mind you) rejected as not quite a good fit.

*sigh* It's frustrating. People LOVED the Jack & Teague stories--EVERYBODY wanted to know why I didn't make any money on them. I'm PLANNING to make money on them-- I'm planning to gather them, add a capper to them, and publish them as a book. But how do I make money on them individually? I've resisted going Kindle so far, because of, well, just one more publishing company/deal that I have to worry about. But these two Green's Hill stories-- so far, feedback has been pretty good on them. I'd like to share. I'd REALLY like to share and help finance my son's Senior Year, because those puppies are EXPENSIVE, and then Chicken's is coming soon after. And I know I'll be writing other Green's Hill stories as I go. The chances for short, erotic romances (and, let's face it, some non-m/m romances--those would be fun too!) are just too varied and rich to pass up. But as for how to make money on them? Well, not everyone has a Kindle or an e-reader that can convert, you know?

Oh well. I'll think about it. I'm sure lots of people will add their two cents. Whatever it is, it has to be simple. Setting up a pay/pal account and selling my own .pdfs? Not simple. Printing them up on flyers and selling them on street corners? Not simple. Submitting to Kindle? Only kinda simple. Submitting them to DSP and having someone else publish them? Now THAT would have been simple. Alas, it's not to be.

I guess I could send them to Amber Quill, right? (They sent me a submission invitation a few months back...) They'll probably reject them for the same reasons, but it's always worth a shot...

Either way, it's always the same response... I'm working on a Beauty and the Beast inspired fairy tale for DSP... I'm really excited about it... I think it'll be great... (just keep writing just keep writing just keep writing...) See? There really IS one answer for everything...

7 comments:

Chris said...

Congrats on Making Promises being accepted!

Have you looked at Smashwords for the other stories? I've picked up some good things out there.

Also, I think that All Romance eBooks actually puts out some stories - might be worth checking out, too.

K said...

It is worth a shot to try Amber Quill :)

WooHoo for Making Promises being accepted !!!!!!

Louiz said...

Yipee on Making Promises.

How about etsy or some other marketplace site to sell stories on? Is that practical?

GrillTech said...

Have you thought of publishing through LuLu? I've bought some of Wil Wheatons books from there.

Roxie said...

Yayyy!! You're getting published again! Whoop, whoop! Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!(see Roxie spinning in gleeful circles!)

What was this about putting a bridle on the dragon and having a normal life and . . . ?(I know. "But it's a GOOD story!"

Sora said...

I know it's not simple, but I would totally buy direct from you!!

I can't wait to read Making Promises! I Loved Promise Rock!

JJ said...

Congrats on Making Promises!!!

There will be some other avenues out there for you to get your stories out. And, if it comes down to you having to put it on Kindle or some other E-book Site. Then you do what you have to do!