Some updates on my writing status. My spanking novel is finished at 107,000+ words and currently nearing beta reading and editing status. Stephanie of spanking misadventures fame has been posted up through Episode #9 here on the blog. I’ve now completed writing the entire story which ends on Episode #21 and 24,300 words. Now that it is complete, I’ve decided to turn the serial into a novella instead. I need to redo the first episodes into a format matching the later episodes, beta read and edit, and then submit to a publisher for their attention and hopefully approval.
After thinking about it, with 12 episodes of Stephanie left to post at one a week, I plan on keep to my schedule and post a new episode every Tuesday for my loyal readers until and if the series is accepted for publishing. At that point the posts will likely be pulled.
I know I was away for seven years from the spanking blogging family, but when I go to My Bottom Smarts to check the feed, almost every single blog listed is a Tumblr blog. The only Tumblr blog I follow is Spanking Theatre because the fiction is brilliant. What I don’t understand is the constant reblogging of posts which seem to be mainly pictures and video pulled from other Tumblr blogs. I know I’m a dinosaur but I happen to enjoy comment threads where people actually connect and have conversations rather than simply an endless circle of likes and links.
I don’t have the time nor the inclination to have a Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and who knows have many other social media platforms. I like being a reclusive curmudgeon who reads and writes about spanking. Does that make sense?
Any opinions on this?
The Lust in Lace anthology is now available with my novella. In Byron Cane’s Sir MacRath Thrashes his Valentine, MacRath is a centuries-old vampire returning home after decades of absence. It is 1854 in steampunk London, and Her Majesty has appointed MacRath Her Chastiser of Loose Morals. Phoebe Hayward is a lady of good breeding, but quite a handful. Despite discovering the man ordered to discipline her is actually a vampire, she can’t help falling in love. MacRath will ensure she is well punished and dominated in all ways as befits his naughty Valentine.
I, for one, am delighted that you’re aiming for a publisher with Stephanie, and I wish you every success in getting it to that stage, and beyond!
And, as a lunatic with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest (although no tumblr), I can safely say…I get you! 🙂
Thanks. Sometimes I feel like I’m the only one who isn’t plugged in 24/7.
You might be surprised. And it’s not a bad thing to step away from being online all the time.
I may be plugged in (for various family reasons), but whether that means I’m switched on – or indeed turned on – is quite another matter!
LikeLiked by 1 person
Hurray for Stephanie and good luck with your novel.
Thank you Missy for your readership and support.