Saturday, March 29, 2014

Taken By the Wolf Ch. 18

More proof that Literotica's release times for stories are unpredictable! lol.  As if I needed more proof.  Chapter 18 of Taken by the Wolf is now out!  It's got a little bit more with Trish and Jordan, and also sets up Bella and Alex to go back down the rabbit hole.  Some people might find where I'm going with this in Chapter 19 a bit frustrating... just remember, two steps forward, one step back ;)  This is going to be one of the longest series I've ever written for Lit, but it's also nearing it's end... we're somewhere around 2/3 of the way through!

This week I've had a bit more time to do some writing, which has been wonderful... I'm actually almost done with the next chapter of From Terra.  I have a busy weekend but I'm hoping to finish it up and submit it by Monday evening =D  And I've been getting a bit more work done on Taming the Tease.  I'm hoping I might be able to release that at the end of April / beginning of May.  It'll really depend on my workload at the beginning of April

Weekends... I'm just crazy busy. 

Oh, and good news, those of you looking for autographed copies of Venus School, I'm going to be ordering them on Monday, so hopefully they won't take too long to get here and I'll be able to set up a way to get them out to those of you who want them!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

In And Out

So this week is particularly busy for me... although after this week things should start to calm down a little (if going by last year's workload was any indication) even though it won't actually get back to completely normal until after April 15.  BAH. 

The good news?  I actually AM getting a little bit of writing done every day, which wasn't happening on a regular basis up until this week.  Right now I'm focusing on getting the next Wolf chapter out to you guys =)  I know that Jordan & Trish were super popular in the last chapter; this chapter is going to have more of them although it won't be from either of the POVs.  But I doubt people will mind.

Someone mentioned to me that they enjoyed having Alex and Bella get a little bit of good.  Well... hope you all liked that.  Kind of the calm before the storm kind of thing.  Things are about to go down the rabbit hole again, I'm planning on going even darker and I guess in the back of my head I felt like they needed a bit of a breather first, and we're not going to be seeing any more light until it's at the end.

But next chapter is going to give some more hints about what's going on =D 

Other than that... I'm just trying to keep  my head above water on very little sleep, lots of work, not enough hubby and friend time, and not enough time to write!

It's soooooooo close to being back to normal life and I can't wait!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Taken by the Wolf Ch. 17 & Other News

YAY!  Chapter 17 of Taken by the Wolf is now out on Literotica! 

I think it's weird that Chapter 16 came out 2 days after I submitted it and Chapter 17 took way longer but whatever.  Who knows LOL.  At any rate, I'm glad it's finally out!  Looking forward to seeing what people think since I did something new that's been requested a lot =)

Right now I'm about 1/3 of the way through Chapter 18... my writing has slowed down significantly because, even though the past few months have all been busy for me, this is the busiest time of the year for me at my day job.  Lots of overtime,  lots of stress, and not a lot of motivation to do anything outside of work other than vegetate LOL.  But, I have lots going on in my head and as soon as the busyness stops, I'm going to be going nuts with the writing... I remember that happening last year.  It's like all my ideas got pent up behind a dam and they just came exploding out once busy season was over! 

Def looking forward to that.

I think I'm about halfway through the Taming of the Tease book.  I'll probably post a new teaser for you guys on here at the beginning of April so keep an eye out for that =)

Thank all of you who commented on my previous blog post to help Jackie out with the stuff she's writing!  I know she greatly appreciates it.  If you get a chance, def check out her stuff (you can find it at Yellow Silk Dreams).  YSD and Jackie are also currently helping ME with getting out Venus Aspiring in paperback format and on Ganxy.  So I'll be announcing when that happens.

Also, since Venus School came out in paperback two people have actually bought it!  Which, you have no idea how good that makes me feel, thank you so much.  Esp since I assume most of you who read this blog have already got it on whatever e-reading device you use.  It's amazing to know that someone likes my work that much!  And, for those of you who have asked about getting an autographed copy, we're working on that.  I'm going to be working through Jackie, it's probably going to involve me getting them first, autographing them and then I'll have to ship them out myself - I'll sell them for list price and payment will probably have to be through Paypal.  I'm also going to give away one for free.  Still figuring out exactly how all of that is going to work, plus I want to get them and have them before I do the giveaway thing... and it's going to be a limited amount of autographed copies for sale (like, single digits), but I will warn ahead of time on the blog so that people can keep an eye out for it.  Everything for obtaining autographed copies will be run through the blog and I will make pre-announcements so that no one's caught off-guard or misses out!

So yeah.  Again... thank you so much all of you.  I do writing for the love of it, but I can't express how much it means to me to be appreciated for it on top of that and I am so grateful to every single one of you who has supported me, encouraged me to publish, and now buys my books and leaves me reviews.  It means the world to me.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Request From A Friend

So I was at a bit of a loss of what to write about... I've been insanely busy with work and life and I haven't gotten as much writing done as I would like (still only about halfway through the next Wolf chapter, although I'm hoping to get more done today) and I was like crap... what do I blog about?  I have nothing?

Then I got a request from a fellow author, wondering if I could help them out on my blog because she's canvasing opinions to help her with a story idea and I have such responsive blog readers =)  This kind of came at a perfect time since I don't really have much to say but it's been almost a week since I blogged anything at all!  So on my end, I don't have much new to report.  I'm enjoying working on Taming the Tease and I'm really hoping to have enough time to finish the next chapter of Taken by the Wolf by the end of this week if not before.  Have a bit of extra time today thanks to snow, so we'll see.

Anyway, here's a scenario from a fellow author of mine:

I am sketching out a new book and things are slowly coming together. The story follows a young woman (definitely not me because young was a while ago) who is so fed up with the useless men around her that she sits down to write a manual to teach them how to do sex right. I have the outline in my head, and some of the characters, but would appreciate your help with the very beginning.

Her decision to write the manual is triggered by a chance encounter. She is staying in a normal hotel and is feeling bored and alone. She goes to the bar with the intention of picking up a suitable guy and possibly indulging in some naughty casual sex - something she has never done before. She meets a well-dressed man, confident man who buys her a drink, manages an intelligent conversation that is mostly about her and not him, and makes it politely clear that he would love to take her back to his room. She accepts and then he says something that makes her think he might not be as cool as she had thought [Question 1]. She brushes it aside and follows him anyway.

They go back to his room and he does quite well. She gives him control (something we will discuss later in the book because no-one leads me too much for too long), and he gets them both naked and into bed. As normal for her, she lies back to let him bring her to ecstasy, but then he does something, or does something in a certain way, [Question 2] that shows he really does not know what he is doing. For her, it is game over as a result but she lets him get on with things, and then leaves.

Next day, on the long drive home, she mulls over what had happened the previous night, and decides it is time to write a book to instruct the male race on how to treat women. Of course, the adventure of writing the book brings surprises, and surprising characters make positive and negative contributions. The final book turns out to be much less one-sided than she had thought, and a lot more fun as a result.

Now, please, help me with the two questions. What might he have said? How did his incompetent love-making feel to her? What exactly did he do to convince her that he was totally hopeless? If you are anything like me, you can probably remember promising chances that turned out to be mistakes. I would love to hear about them...

Monday, March 10, 2014

Venus School is Now A Real Book!

I mean, it was always a real book, but now it can be bought in real book form.  Unfortunately, the cost is higher than I would have liked (although it's also the cheapest we could make it), but it's been done through this fantastic independent publisher Yellow Silk Dreams (which specializes in erotica and erotic romances and has lots of great authors for low prices, you should all check them out). 

YSD has also made the Venus School of Sex available in some other formats, for those of you who don't have Kindles or Nooks, you might want to check this out.  It will possibly be available in the future on even more formats thanks to YSD!  So that's what we're starting with.  Kinda of crazy awesome.  And a huge thank you to Jacqueline George who's done a lot of work to make this happen for me =)

Sooooooooo that's what's going on with the non-Lit stuff right now =)  That and I'm about a third of the way through Taming the Tease.  YAY!

Work is getting crazier than usual... most of it should be finishing up for me by the end of this month but until then I don't know how much writing I'm actually going to get done.  Trying to get bits and pieces here and there.  I'm hoping to finish the next chapter of Taken by the Wolf by the end of this week, but I'm not sure it'll actually happen.

But, as always, you can check my twitter and my blog for updates! =)

Friday, March 7, 2014

Taken by the Wolf Ch. 16

Wow!  So apparently now that the contest is over, Literotica is getting stories out faster than usual!  That or there just aren't as many being submitted maybe.  At any rate, chapter 16 of Taken by the Wolf is already out! YAY! I'm glad it came out quickly since it took me longer than usual to write it =)  Hope you all enjoy it... def outside of my comfort zone so any critical feedback is always much appreciated because I'm intending on writing more female dominant scenes in the future (although, hopefully with more caring in the future) and I need to know what I'm getting right/wrong. =)

Otherwise... things are good. Got a lot of writing done on Taming the Tease today!  It's really flowing since I figured out Rick's character a little more, makes writing it a LOT easier.  WOOT!

Of course now that Taken by the Wolf came out so quickly, I feel like I need to hurry up and finish the next chapter of that! lol

Hope everyone has a good weekend!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Everything is Awesome!

Hahaha yes, yes I did see the Lego movie this past weekend.

Hubby's expression when I started bouncing in my seat to the song was pretty hilarious; he knew very well what he was in for.  And he was right, cuz I've had the song stuck in my head since then.  It's pretty much the anthem of my life (for the most part) because I do my best to keep myself in an upbeat mood, and stupid, silly songs like that help a lot =)

Anyway.  Things actually are pretty awesome.  I'm swamped at work, but I have managed to get some writing done even though it's not as much as I would normally be doing... but I feel good about it.

Taming the Tease is coming along nicely - I had a major revelation about Rick on Tuesday, which really helped me figure out his character a little better and also help me figure out why he was behaving the way that he was (cuz he was definitely being kind of indecisive, which is not at all how I had pictured him).  So now I know what's up and things are going to pick up for me there I think, which is awesome since I'm already a bit ahead of schedule when it comes to this book.  I'll be thrilled if I can get everything done ahead of schedule this year!  Although, of course, I haven't even really started working on Claiming His Wife yet, but Grace and Alex are still taking up space in my head and battling it out, so hopefully once I do start working on it for serious, it'll flow really quickly.

In the meantime, I'm definitely not focusing on From Terra yet, but hopefully everyone enjoyed the new chapter I put out =)  I think I'm going to enjoy writing that story more than I thought I would.

And yesterday I submitted Chapter 16 of Taken by the Wolf to Literotica.  I think it might be the longest chapter I've written for the series so far, so hopefully you all don't mind that it took me a little longer to do!  It also contains one of the hardest scenes I've ever had to write, mostly because I had nooooo idea what I was doing (Major thanks to S for stepping in and pointing me in the right direction, it really rounded out the scene and it's SO much better now).  Once I had actual male input on what I'd gotten right and what needed a bit of revision, that scene really came to life a lot more.  Writing a female dominant scene in which there is some cock & ball torment was good practice for me.  Definitely interested in what everyone will think!  Esp with the new characters that I've introduced =D  Hopefully you all like (or at least like to hate) them, because they'll be back in future chapters!

Chapter 17 is going to have a surprise for you all that I'm rather excited about =)  It's something that hasn't been seen at all in this series so far!

So yeah.  That's what's going on in Angel's writing world.  My characters are all cooperating, surprising me on occasion, and even though I'm totally zonked half the time, I'm still pretty happy with what I manage to put out.  It's just taking me longer than usual to GET it out.

Monday, March 3, 2014

After 8 Years: Chapter 4 of From Terra

Wow it is weird to be posting a new chapter to a story when there's eight years between the new chapter and the older chapter!!!  From Terra Ch. 4 is hopefully a decent continuation and not too abrupt when it comes to what I'm doing with Chryssa and House Exotica.  I'm pretty sure that I had things going in a different direction back when I first started writing it, but I like where I'm heading now and hoping that it works.

This past week has been insanely busy so I haven't been able to work on Taken by the Wolf quite as much as I would have liked, and the next chapter is particularly hard since it's stuff I've never written before and I'm having some trouble with it.  Hopefully it won't suck.  I'm actually a little worried about that since I don't really know if what I'm writing is actually sexy or not... bah.  At least I'm getting in lots of good practice for when I write Olivia's book, although she's not going to be nearly as rough as what I'm writing now.  But I'm having fun with a couple of small things that might make it into future books, period.  I need to do more research into cock and ball torture, that's really what it is.

Anyway.  I think I'm about 2/3 of the way through the chapter and hopefully will be submitting it this week.  I'm snowed in today so maybe I can get some writing done.  I'd like that.

Hope everyone in the affected areas gets to stay warm inside their home!  And if you do have to go out, stay safe!!!!!!!!!!