As you know, I just started this site. I find it interesting to see where the latest check-ins come from. Denmark has either excellent taste, or they are bored!
Thanks for checking in with me today!
I hope you find something interesting on my site!
When I first started offering my novels on Smashwords and then Amazon, I was amazed at how many folks in Europe are reading my manuscripts!
Spain has been busy on this blog as well as Australia, Canada and of course the US.
So hello Spain or Hola
Stop by and give us a chat. Won’t bite, hard anyway…
If you read my writings, feel free to give me some feedback!
I always love to hear from those who read my novels. Especially if you find a typo. Ghastly things typos as our illustrious president just discovered Covfefe yes that one.
We love Trump. The only way that this could be better is if Biden had won and ran unscripted. Trump tweets what is on his mind and Uncle Joe just lets anything out of his mouth. Actually, I find that honest and refreshing.
Won’t do political stuff here, wouldn’t be prudent!
Other than to say I think I will put Covfefe in one of my books. It could be anything, and only those of us who have made typos before would appreciate it. Oh wait, that is everyone on the planet that has ever crafted a sentence on anything using the written word.
This country is pretty much divided straight up the middle. No matter what you say, half the country is going to be pissed at me if I say something one way or another. LOL
I was thinking about the difference between politicians and tics. While a politician is really about governance, I believe that we must redefine the way we think about it. Let’s spell it differently, shall we!
Now we have a closer definition of the truth of the matter. Poly as in many and tics as in blood sucking creatures. See, an equal opportunity offender.
I need to get back to Episode 9 of #HoleInTime !
The people have spoken, and I am here talking about bloodsuckers!
That is not true; I was saying hello to my friends in Denmark, Spain, Austrailia and everywhere else!
Sally Towers had no clue that her life was going to change because she hit the snooze button one too many times. Getting through school as the Valedictorian was her goal.
After her mother’s premature death, she thought that graduating top of her class would make her father happy again. Sally had not realized that her father had moved on with his life, and was dealing with his emotional life, with another woman.
The Pixies intervene, creating the situation that brings her and Carissa McCloud together.
Heading to Scotland to start a new adventure finds the two altering the pathways that neither of them had dreamed of, including the Stardom of Sally, who is discovered in a pub while singing karaoke to amuse her new friend.
Becoming The Girl Next Door, Fame and fortune come with a price when her Anorexia is triggered by an innocent comment from a photographer. Not realizing that she was killing herself, Sally hides her condition until it can no longer be hidden.
Magic and the love of her friends unite to save Sally from herself, all the while bringing those together in this world that were meant to be.
The fight with her demons is real and gut wrenching, allowing those who have no idea how insidious this disease is, a glimpse of it. “Why don’t you just eat?” Is not an answer, which we learn through the novel.
No sad endings here. This novel will have you laugh, love and cry, not necessarily in that order. In typical TWScott style, there is plenty of love to go around.
Tina, a somewhat frustrated Divorcée decides to become a recluse only going to work and out when necessary. At home with her cat “Mr. Whiskers,” Tina becomes content in her misery.
Taking on the nickname of “SHREW” around the office her loyal friends decide to get her out of the house.
Bud Grayson, son of the capitalist Carl Grayson unexpectedly becomes the sole owner and operator of Grayson Enterprises when Carl and his wife Sara are murdered in Southern Africa. Embroiled in controversy, Bud receives a written threat warning him to pull out of all deals with the diamond mine, or he will be next.
While Carl and Sara had employees who were secretly hired to keep Bud safe, Bud removes Grayson Enterprises from the deal, focusing more on domestic opportunities.
His housekeeper, covertly trained by the Swiss guard as a bodyguard tires of seeing the young man spending his life working while not enjoying any of the fruits of his labors. She encourages Bud to go out where He runs into Tina.
Fate plays into the story as the two hit it off over a game of billiards.
Unknown to Tina, her tears contain an aphrodisiac which will only affect those from another time and realm.
The trilogy is an excellent read. While full of mystery and romance, there is magic and fantasy laced throughout
Many have read the first book in the series asking when the others will be released.
I was in hopes of obtaining an agent to take on this project as this trilogy disserves better than Amazon e-publishing. Not that there is anything wrong with Amazon or any of the e-publishing sites. Agents bring talents and connections to the table which can make a product like this trilogy, even better than it is.
Feedback from you the reader is the next best thing so by all means, tell me what you think.
While I don’t mean to make you the reader seem like second fiddle, as you are not, your vested interests are minute in comparison to that of an agent. While I write because I want something good to read; you read to sate some desire or yearning which I try and fulfill for you. I indeed am working for you!
An agent who takes on such a project invest time and money, and they most certainly expect an ROI. That is why most will hedge their bets.
The artwork, for the most part, is mine. The last book in the trilogy started out as a picture from another artist friend of mine. With her permission, I modified it to fit my needs as the cover for the third novel in the series. Ailani or her representation is my artwork literally out of my head.
I currently enjoy using the electronic medium for art when creating my covers. Painting with oils and other traditional methods, this medium is so much nicer.
Follow the link to my site and check out The Madam and the Queen!
Several years ago I wrote a rather lengthy Sci-Fi called Under Roswell. Inspired by the writers of Stargate Universe I thought I could do better. Maybe not but, the story that they told intrigued me.
Imagine that you came across a derelict Intergalactic spacecraft.
Now imagine that as you entered it, things came to life.
The writers on Stargate truly were inspiring in many ways. It was terrible that the show lost its agility in the market. I was not ready to give up on Rush and those men and women running from the demonic robotic drones. Ending as it did, I started to write some fan fiction as an experiment.
It has been years since I tried my hand at creative writing, so it was fun. Realizing that I was spending a lot of juice on their creation, I abandoned the project. The seed of creativity was planted, however.
Turning off the TV; I started writing about Elliot.
Who was he?
What did he look like?
Where did he come from?
Four years and lots of research later I finished Under Roswell.
Elliot worked for a company known as Ohmicron. Ohmicron is, of course, a made-up name with Ohm coming from the world of electronics and Cron coming from my favorite topic, time, with a little bit of Unix thrown in for good measures.
Ohmicron does all kinds of different things including military applications.
Providing Elliot with an assistant, everyone considered it a win-win. Elliot’s boss wanted someone keeping tabs on what he was doing. Elliot wanted to get away from the drudgery of paperwork and Susan wanted to attract the fair-haired boy of Ohmicron!
Susan learns that Elliot is an avid rock climber. In her spare time, she takes classes on rock climbing.
Inviting herself along on his vacation to his old home in New Mexico for some “rock climbing,” things happen to change their lives forever!
After a small fall, Susan takes the time to re-group. While talking at the base of the rocks, a few pebbles find their way through a small opening in the rock face. A metallic clunk catches Elliot’s attention
Elliot makes a concerted effort to discover the source of the clunk only to find a spacecraft which has been dormant under the pile of rocks for some time. Could it have been there since 1947?
If this was you what would you do?
If the craft responded to you, would you enter?
If you were Susan would you follow Elliot?
Explore the Galaxy with Elliot and Susan on this romp through the galaxy. Fight off the bad guys and learn about new races of people and their struggles to survive.
The novel moves quickly and you will not want to put it down. Follow the link….
Universal Police who seemingly have the Earth’s best interests at heart. They don’t!
Hole in time started out as an idea for a lunchtime read. Often times some of us read at lunch. Yes, I realize that some of us are just unsocial and we should be talking about who did what, and who is wearing last year’s shoes but really!
Some of us really want a reprieve from the noise of the day. Some of us want a mental vacation from reality for forty-five minutes or so! Is that a bad thing? TW does not think so.
Reading a standard book can last several lunch times and often the chapters are lengthy enough that we end up stopping before we want to. Not to get too graphic but it is like coming to the peak of the cliff, if you will and then not jumping. You know, not getting that little scream in, or that shudder that makes life worth living! …. Yeah, that!
TW came up with the idea of lunchtime reads that you can easily read while eating that salad pretending it is a burger with fries and maybe even that milkshake. MMMMM I digress…
Hole In Time is a story about a crew of folks that take on a new mission for a private company after the military has been obsoleted by the rogue forces of an alien race. These creatures are known as the Universal Police who seemingly have the Earth’s best interests at heart. They don’t!
Ben and his crew of mostly women take cargo from one planet to another when they come across an anomaly known as a blue dwarf. This anomaly to date is purely hypothetical.
Retreating from the anomaly after avoiding the destruction of their ship (The Brooking,) Ben discovers that something is amiss. When they figure out that Betelgeuse ( a star that went nova years prior) is back, Ben knows that they are screwed.
From the Pilot to Episode 8 the story has gone very well on Amazon Kindle Unlimited. I believe that Amazon is probably the benefactor of my work. I am not really sure how all of that works but…My brand is out there. To me that is important.
I enjoy writing the story and you all have told me that you enjoy reading it as evidenced by the badgering I get about Episode 9… I say badgering lovingly, I do honestly appreciate you sticking it out with me.
I got this strange idea for a book called Diamond Joe and I had to stop everything and write it. 63K words in less than a month and it is a great story, which I am going to release soon!
An agent I queried is “taking a pass” so ef it, I am going to release it on Amazon. Many of you have been asking about it so, I will let you get it…
I am in a quandary about Smashwords, as I truly think there is too much “stuff” there that things get lost in the noise. If you have a different idea, tweet me or leave me feedback!
Anyway, take a look at my website for Hole In time. There are links to the books. The Pilot I think is the only one not on Amazon Unlimited as I wanted a broad spectrum of e-sites to carry it.
I talk with a lot of writers and want-to-be-authors.
Too many of them think that writing a book is their ticket to financial security.
Not so fast….
“But ELJames wrote that book and is famous!”
“Eljames was the first to break the rules, push your comfort zone, and bring BDSM into your living room, so to speak.”
When there is a new “sensation,” I look at it very analytically. I try to determine why? What is it about this “thing” that has people willing to spend real money? What is causing all of the excitement?
After 50 shades, like many out there, as an experiment; I wrote a rather naughty tale about two college roommates. These girls are from a little farming community in Iowa. When Denise discovers that she has “feelings” for Trisha it disturbs her. Fleeing small-town Iowa for a larger city leaves Trisha to deal with the loss of her mother, small-town BS and of course, her best friend being hundreds of miles away.
The Kiss is an introduction to these two characters that if you read the novel as many have, you will no doubt fall in love with them.
After years of trying to make a go of it in Iowa Trisha decides to take her meager savings and visit with Denise in Phoenix. Denise is making ends meet on her own. Trisha wants to know-how.
Denise and Trisha’s Adventure pushes the limits of morality much as ELJames did in her novel. Instead of a disturbed man dominating some innocent young lady, I put some new twist on it.
Trisha discovers that her friend has been making money by modeling nude on camera for anyone willing to pay for it. Along with the modeling, she allows them to give her directions as to what to do or what actions to take for them. Some of these instructions are right up there with extreme deviant behavior, but who is judging? Certainly not me!
When the Consortium discovers the two playing on camera, they hatch a plan to market these two ladies to their wealthy clients who happen to be somewhat depraved. Utilizing the web and all of its remote control glory, they invent this machine that is a remotely controllable DOM, complete with endoscopic cameras in strange places.
I believe in happy endings, so it all ends well but there are many twists and turns on the road to the Epilogue, and I promise you will be entertained.
Too many to count have been entertained thus far. This novel gets over 2500 hits a day! The Kiss, a free download, is my number one download on Smashwords alone.
The experiment was to see if people would be as enamored with this, as they were with 50 shades.
The Query letters that I wrote trying to “sell” it to agents were a brutal process.
Firstly one must research which agency is looking for material that is LGBT friendly and has some BDSM in it. Who wants to read about two girls spanking one another for someone on the internet who watches them from anywhere in the world? Can they sell it?
It is selling well, so maybe.
Receiving many rejection letters after countless months of waiting, I stopped trying. Self-publishing the manuscript on Smashwords and then Amazon has told me the tale. I don’t even market that book. It was an experiment to see what people wanted to read. That book still tops the charts for downloads and page hits.
Writing a query letter takes four hours if you do it right.
Who is interested in your work?
What are they looking for, exactly
What must the synopsis sound like to them?
How many pages or chapters do they want?
How do they want it?
What must the pitch look like?
What unique things is this agent seeking?
What things will get your query tossed?
I just learned that self-publishing might disqualify you.
Is published in magazines a disqualifier?
Is self-marketing a disqualifier?
And my favorite, “if you never hear from us, consider it a pass!” FFS! are you kidding me? I spend four hours of my life trying to get past your intern to have someone with a brain look at my work, and this is the best you got?
I don’t query agents like that. It is their loss!
I think two weeks is a fair amount of time to at least send a boilerplate “, no thank you best of luck yadda yadda.”
Frankly, I am a little more confused than ever from a recent discourse with an agent.
Them “I don’t take work from authors who have already published it.”
Me “No, this novel that I am pitching is not yet published anywhere.”
Them “I am confused I read on your query that you are published.”
Me “I have work published that sells all over the world, this novel, however, is not yet published.”
Them “So, you are published, I don’t accept published works… Have a great day..”
Sorry, I am at a loss. Does this mean that if I ever self-market any of my own work that you as an agent will never be interested in anything that I ever write because I am already selling stuff, have brand recognition, and followers?
I didn’t send that last question as my forehead was beginning to become flattened against my palm. Is it just me or does this text seem nonsensical to anyone else?
I don’t know about you as an author, but I am rather picky. I want an agent with little more on the ball than some intern who could be their twelve-year-old looking to make a few bucks from mum!
I look for agents who have a history of placing the kinds of material that I am writing. I go so far as to read the nature of things that they publish and who that they have published. I will then know if I am in the ballpark. I don’t want my time wasted; nor do I wish to waste theirs.
This blog is about allowing you to get to know me and my brand. One of my author friends suggested it. Truthfully she was right, I would much rather create realms with dragons or even vampires! Spending my precious time trying to get some agent to look at my stuff for more than 1.5 milliseconds through some meticulously crafted Query letters seems like a waste of time.
Follow me, tell your friends, your mum, your cousins, and even your enemies! LOL
Seriously, I think that a network of authors is a good thing. Let’s connect here, or on my website or twitter!
If you are an agent with a proven track record please contact me! If you don’t see what you are looking for on my website tell me what kinds of things you are looking for. Currently, I write to please myself. Pick a topic and give me a month. I will accept the challenge.
What encourages you to spend hours a day at the keyboard?
Starting a blog can be a daunting task. Writing a novel is probably easier.
Here on this blog, I will showcase what I am working on.
Hopefully, we can connect here and share thoughts on what you are working on too.
As a writer, I spend much time lost in thought. Truthfully I think we have one of the loneliest professions out there. Possibly that is what makes us such interesting people, we think a lot.
Drowning out the noise of the day I often am secluded in my office with a fan on for white noise. Living in the city one has to contend with disturbances that are at times overwhelming!
Either way, I have 32 novels out there in the world with many selling nicely. If you are one of my current readers, thanks! It means a lot to me that you follow me, read what I write and take the time to give me feedback. That feedback assists me in my craft. That it turn makes my reads better.
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You will find that I “tweet” often. Many of you tweet too so it all works out!