Sunday, July 24, 2011

Amazon Author Page and other News

Well, I guess I’m moving up in the world <does anyone hear the theme song of a old television show playing in the background?>. I’m working on my Author’s Page on Amazon. It even has a picture of me <and they haven’t crashed, must be the robust engineering>.

Yes, it shows my ONE book, but hey, even Tom Clancy started off with ONE book. Clancy may have had Jack Ryan’s career all planned out <from the CIA to the Presidency, that’s ambitious, even for Washington> but he started off with ONE book and even then that ONE book had to go to a very unlikely publisher, the U.S. Naval Academy Press.

On to the News portion… I got my first rejection. My first foray into the world of real MFM romance got shot down. It’s a small, 16K word story. The editor sent me back a nice note telling me that it was slow getting started and that one of the male lead characters wasn’t very nice.

A reader from one of the author groups I copy via e-mail read the draft and commented that she wanted to gut Jake with a hoof knife. I don’t blame her. Late in the story Lisa, the female lead threatens to geld Jake with a dull, rusty spoon if he hurts one of the people Lisa has to put to sea with.

In the end Jake does redeem himself and the trio has a Happy For Now ending.

Not daunted by the rejection. That just means that I need to do more work on the story and find a publisher that wants that type of story.

My other bit of news is that Angel’s Wings has been accepted by Extasy Books. It’s the second story in the MORFS story-verse. It’s out for editing and we will see how it goes.

Not much more writer’s news from out here in the Middle of Nowhere. Take care all.


  1. Too bad about the rejection but we all gets those eventually.

    And congratulations on the acceptance. That's terrific.


  2. I'm moving on up - to the east side
    Got a deluxe apartment in the sky y y
    Movin' on UP

    Finaly got a piece of the pie.....