Hello from the lair of TWScott
In case you don’t follow my tweets, I wanted to update you on my progress.
I rented this cabin in the woods in the Smoky Mountains. I could say a lot about the roads in Tennessee, but that would take us away from the exciting news I want to share with you.
My latest novel is finished. 107K words give or take of everything you have come to expect in a TWScott Novel.
When a young girl from Iowa leaves the farm for college in Florida, her life is transformed. The need for cash drives her to look at the unthinkable as a way to survive. Her lifelong friend had already discovered ways to make money working at Gentleman’s Clubs.
Predators looking for young girls to work as escorts, troll those clubs and colleges. Lacy was an easy target. Barely five foot tall, Blond hair and blue eyes with a ‘Monroe’ type body and smile, she became the focus of a recruiter.
Hired as arm candy, or love toy; Lacy soon learns the horrors of the industry, while catching the attention of one of the world’s wealthiest of bad boys. A strange romance ensues as Lacy and her friends become part of the fabric of a modern-day brothel. An island entertainment facility for the worlds rich and famous was in the works and she was to become part of it.
With the world’s leading bad boy in love with Lacy, several people try to infiltrate her group to claim the reward on her lovers head.
How is that for a tease?
With the Epstein Island fiasco, the story wrote itself. Instead of one island, I have two, as Peter; her ‘friend’ has competition who relies on sex trafficking to get his girls.
I don’t want to spoil the book, but I just love it when the evil person gets theirs, don’t you?
Captives of Pleasure Island
Taking a week to travel on vacation was not time lost as the story played out in my mind while driving. I hoped that an Agent would see the tweets about it, and I would not have to Query it as that takes four hours for each agent.
The process is broken and needs repair. The likes of Bezos or Corker will be the beneficiaries of many independent novels.
As you can see, I have created the cover art. So far, I like this much better than my first attempt. The name Schadenfreude is the name of a yacht that the rich boyfriend gives Lacy. The name is a word that means deriving pleasure from the pain of others. This man is twisted.
I spent a fair amount of time with my laptop on the screened-in porch, with the gentle breezes, generated by Dorian whispering through the trees. When you think Dorian, you don’t think gentle anything, do you?
It is my sincere belief that you need to leave your office or as I jokingly call it my lair, to experience life. We writers are a rare breed of human who lives inside our heads. I could get into the science of theta waves and how we could use that science to break writers blocks, but suffice it to say, live your life.
All experiences are fodder. If you write solely from what you see on TV or read, you are most probably borrowing from someone else. Go, get out of your office, and move. Walk through, the park, smell the roses. Pick up a rose and get pricked by a thorn. Bump your knee into something and experience the pain. Life is full of bumps and bruises, but it is also about love and happiness. Without the wicked things, how would you recognize the good?
Last chance agents!
Currently, I am in the final editing stage of this novel. As I Jokingly say ‘Stephen Hawking’ is reading my book back to me one chapter at a time. As I make my final edits I will be creating a Kindle-friendly upload that I can send to advance readers, i.e. you, or I can self-publish and market it myself.
If you want to make some money and discover the next prominent author, here is your chance.
I have well over 30 published novels with many of them selling nicely. Just think how I would do with a professional editor and some marketing dollars.
Not afraid to go it alone. I enjoy writing more than I do just about anything else.
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