Wow, it's been a longtime. If I would've waited any longer it would have been a year between posts. Let's just say a lot has changed since my last posts. First of all, writing is not the first thing on my mind anymore...my degree is. Don't get me wrong I still love writing, I just haven't found my balance yet. My college schedule is a mess and when I'm not doing anything school related I want to catch up on my rest. It's finals week right now and after this I will officially be a Sophomore.
As far as my writing goes, my YA book is still only one chapter deep and What it Takes to Keep Her is still unpublished....yeah I know. I haven't had a chance to do any writing since I've been out here and I'm probably going to have to reread both of my books before I can start writing the third just so I can make sure my story line is on the same page.
The main reason I didn't self publish that second book was because I didn't know what I wanted to do. Honestly, even though I'm over 200 miles away from my hometown I just wish everyone would leave me the hell alone about my books, but that's my fault cause I got it published in the newspaper. People from my town irritate me to the utmost irritation. Also, I'm thinking of taking a different route with my second book. I was going to be late self-publishing the book anyway, but when I actually sat down to do it I found out that one of my favorite authors has made her own publishing company so I sent her a copy of both What it Took to Get Her and What it Takes to Keep Her. Anywhoo, it took me another couple of months to get to two copies of each manuscript. I mailed them about a month ago. Even if she don't accept my book, I don't really want to self-publish anything else until I at least have a rejection letter. I hope that's not the case though. She is obviously my first choice but I will be expanding my search to other publishers. The whole independent everything was great when I was in high school and I had the free time. Now I barely have time to write, so I'm trying to put myself in a situation where all I have to do is write and then let someone else handle everything else.
Last month, I read one of Yahoo's new headline articles about Amazon censoring erotica or something like that. I really did have something to say on the article but it's pretty useless now since I can't even find the link.
Anyway, I'm thinking about taking this blog down and starting another, but I'm not sure and this also means I may come up with a different pen name, who knows. I'm not sure what's gonna happen with Hardcore Awareness. I'm thinking about trying something new...don't exactly know what it is yet, but we'll see. My first step is getting picked up by a publisher and go from there.
Until something new happens...