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Working Away at Revisions Still

I'm on chapter four of my revisions. I do one a day on the weekends. I hope to have Kittengirls finished about midway through September. My editor with Loose Id wants it by October, but I think it's better to have it in early.
When that's done, I'll be able to finish another New Orleans-set erotic romance about a succubus and the shiftless layabout she loves. I've been working on that for quite some time. It will be nice to finish it.

Started Revisions on "Kittengirls"

Since I work as an editor, one would think I could perhaps glean the best way to fix my own work if giving a few specific points of revision. It really isn't that easy. Some points I'm supposed to work on are "Why is he attractive to her?" and "increase the emotional connection." Easy to say, but how does that look on the page when, in real life, we can't always explain or see those things? It's definitely a challenge. I try so hard not to rely on exposition or internal monologue. My hope is that I avoided it enough in the original version that I can use it to fill in the cracks in the revision.

Kittengirls accepted!

I got word last night that The Lovely Kittengirls of Mew Orleans was accepted by Loose Id publishers. It should be out by the beginning of next year. I'm thrilled. Loose Id was my first choice, obviously, so I couldn't be happier.

Still waiting...

No new news this week, sadly. My story at Literotica has only 13 votes and a score of 3.85 out of five. If you love me at all, you'll go read it and boost my score.

Weekly Report

I've got nothing going on right now. I'm just sitting on my hands, waiting on word from several publishers who have some short stories. I turned out a story for an anthology yesterday; 2500 words in the morning, reread and cut some stuff, tightened it up, and sent it off by afternoon. Did the same last weekend, too. I should probably try to keep myself to some kind of schedule of turning out kink.
I have had no further word on The Kittengirls. That could mean several things, so I'm not going to speculate at this point.

Publisher interested and story up

Just like that, a publisher has read my partial and requested the full version of my novella The Lovely Kittengirls of Mew Orleans. Hopefully, I'll know in a few weeks if they will bite. I sure hope they do.
In addition, my story "The Vessel" is now up here at Literotica.com. This is a free story for anyone to read, but only if you're over eighteen, please.
Next week, I should have some kittengirl pictures to post!

ggroyale.com

Just wanted to let you know that the Web site is up, though it's fairly minimal. I intend to keep up with the blog more, but you'll be able to find complete listings of publications, links to the writers I've edited, and other information there.

Novella Finished!

Yes, yesterday around 3:30 I typed the final words of the manuscript, and my loving husband beta-reads it now. Hopefully, it will see print before the end of the year. I do admit that I cheated in the last chapter, but I wanted to badly to say, "It's done!" that made it about half as long as it ought to be.
This is not the first novella I've finished. It is the longest, and probably the one that has the best chance of getting published, so I'm pretty excited.
Today I sent off two stories, one to Literotica; I'll post a link if it gets posted. And another to a Lesbian erotica anthology I found on the Erotica Readers and Writers Web site. I have used this site for years to find calls for submissions, long before I even knew what Duotrope was, and it has a lot of great resources for enthisiasts.
Until next time...