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Say It’s Not Over

(This is the final part of the Say What You Want series)

Dustin Fenton is left with a choice: to continue his two year relationship with Jess, or to end it in pursuit of Shawn Baker, a man who could literally give him everything he ever asked for. 

When Jess kicks Dustin out of their apartment, demanding that Dustin really thinks about what he wants, Dustin finds himself calling Shawn one last time. After all, where else does Dustin have left to go? He doesn’t have any family, and he has so few friends, and all of them know Jess. But is it really a good idea for him to see Shawn again? 

(Forgive me for not updating more frequently, my new job is kicking my butt. <3)

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Say…

Still working on the last installment of the Say What You Want series. I wrote another 1100 of it so far today and might not get a chance to add much more to it, either. However, it’s a start, and tomorrow I have my full child-free time. My first day on the job is Sunday night — I’m working 12-8am, every other night for my first week. I’m sure my second week’ll be a little different. Training and all that needing to be done and all. 

I am starting to figure out exactly how this piece ends — though I’m a little surprised it’s ending that way. Then again, this is what my characters do, so I shouldn’t be that surprised. And then once it’s complete, I’ll start trying to compile everything together. Vicky & Mordecai part 3 should go up tomorrow — just have to get the title page and the copyright page done and then it’s going up on Amazon. 

Part of me is borderline freaking out about this huge upheaval in my schedule, but I’ll find a way to work around it. I’m going to have to figure out how I’m going to write on the days where I have work — and how I’m going to get enough sleep. I’m sure I’ll figure something out. If I have to like permanently keep myself awake at night or keep weird wake-up times, I will. 

But I will keep writing and I will keep producing stories. I just need to figure out what my next erotic romance piece will be. 🙂 Until then, enjoy this chunk of Say… (still untitled) I wrote today. 😀

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Ah, time to think of another title…

So this morning I decided I was going to work on the next piece of the Say What You Want series. This will definitely be the last piece. And I’m not entirely sure how it ends — though I suspect the characters will inform me soon, since I’m roughly 2.5k into this chunk already. I struggled a bit getting started, though.

I’ve been struggling again, in terms of writing, anyway. Once I get enough inertia, I’m good, but over the weekend it was a struggle to hit 750 words on Saturday and on Sunday I scraped together 300, with three separate 100 word drabbles. Life is hectic. I was out with the local high school marching band all day Saturday; the words I wrote were all written while I was on the bus. And they weren’t very good words, either. Oh well.

I still haven’t quiiite figured out things for Gray Morning, which I think is going to have a title change to Seize the Day. I don’t see it being a trilogy anymore — Ryin’s story and dropping aspects of the world that pertained mostly to him (Natural Borns, and the genetic engineering, etc) seemed to cut the overall story quite short. Which is fine — I don’t mind it. I prefer stand-alone novels, anyway.

I’m just undecided whether I want it to BE a stand alone novel, or if it should have a sequel — and if I did a sequel, what the sequel would actually BE about. But, I’m filling the pieces together. And I really, really want this to be my NaNo project. And then after I finish this book, I’ll move on to finishing Stellar. Once Stellar is finished, I’ll go back and edit Seize the Day. Or well, maybe not editing it, but reading through it, picking out which pieces need to be changed and making revision notes. It’ll be a bit tedious, but I want to go the traditional publishing route with these novels. Once I’m done with making notes for Seize the Day, I’ll do the same thing for Stellar. 

In the meantime, I’m also going to have to balance those projects and my erotica, not to mention the short stories I’ll also be attempting to get published. All while likely managing a part-time job on top of it all. It’s going to be work. It’s going to be tough. But I know I can do it, and I know that I’ll find a way to push through all of the obstacles that are in front of me. Writing is my passion. It’s what I really, truly want to do with my life, and I will make it work. 

I want my writing income to become my primary source of income. Of course, learning to balance the writing job and the part-time real world job and the childrearing job is going to be exceptionally difficult. But, I will find a system that works for me. The goal is 50k words a month from here on out. More is great! But that’s what I want out of me, minimum. In 75 minutes, I can write 2000-2500 words — that’s what I did today. So I need to set that aside every day. Or twice that, every other day. 

But enough rambling, here’s a piece of what I wrote this morning:

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Say What You Want

So I finished writing this part yesterday and realized there needed to be one more part. 🙂 But for those of you who are curious as to what happens next in the Say What You Want series, here’s the 4th piece. 

Jess and Dustin find themselves in trouble. Dustin’s reckless decision to spend the night with Shawn Baker only drives a wedge between him and Jess, one he doesn’t know how to remove now that he’s come home. It all comes down to one harsh, unexpected request from Jess: 

Dustin must stop seeing Shawn. 

 

Previous parts include Say Please, where Dustin and Shawn meet. Still up on Amazon for FREE until midnight tonight! 

Say You’ll Let Me, where Dustin and Shawn decide to make the fuck-buddy arrangement a permanent thing (as long as Jess agrees it’s okay).

Say No More, where Shawn’s intentions with Dustin start to become unclear. 

:D

Okay, I think the child being in preschool is great, because that’s 2.25 hours where I have the house entirely to myself and I can have Pandora playing on the roku instead of episodes of Sesame Street replaying over and over again. My brain shuts everything else off and I just go, write write write, for about 1.75 hours of that time.

After all, I like to prep, first. Reread what I wrote the day before. Play around on the internet. Think, and trust the characters that they’ll tell me where they want to go. I have averaged roughly 2k words a day, during those preschool hours. it’s glorious.

If I could harness the urge to write and hold onto it for the rest of the day, though, that would be even better. Instead, I work on character memes and other little things for the writing communities I’m apart of on LJ. I filled out two Character Interview Memes on there, one for Savin and the other for Mitchel, both of which I need to post. So in a way, I’ve been doing my work, and then thinking about other aspects of my work.

It’s been rather nice. I’d like to have a 3k day total again, someday soon, and I might write a little more before going to bed, but with how tired I feel, I might not. I will certainly aim for another 2-3k words tomorrow. 🙂

And of course, you’re snippet for the day:

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