Some days it feels like I can’t get anything accomplished. Feels like I’m spinning my wheels. Like, no matter what I do, I’m just … blah. Does that make sense? Don’t think I’m complaining. I’m not. But there are days it feels like I’m slogging around in mud.
Today started out as one of those days. I knew what I wanted to accomplish, but golly, it didn’t seem to want to work out. When that happens, I try to find things to motivate me. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. Lol!
What helped was the release of Her Sir yesterday. I’m excited about this book. It’s one of the hottest books I’ve ever written. It pushes boundaries–for me it does. So I wanted everyone to know about it. Still do. Grin. Knowing it was out and wanting to shout about it, has helped get my motivation back into working order. I’m starting on the next book in the series today. I can’t wait.
No more mud. Grin.
Want to know more about Her Sir? Here you go!
Her Sir by Megan Slayer
Contemporary Erotic Romance
M/F, BDSM, Exhibitionism, Anal Sex, Toys, Spanking
Andi McCarron knew the moment she met Sir’s gaze, he’d change her life forever. Despite other Doms wanting her as their sub, she only submits to him because he knows how to make her skin tingle. The pain delivered from his crop makes her spirit sing. She needs Sir but she wants more—except he’s not interested in taking the relationship outside of the club. What’s a girl to do when the man of her dreams, the one wielding the crop, won’t leave the club?
Dean Meyer craves his sweet sub, Andi. She fills his dreams and fantasies, but she wants a relationship. He’s not sure she can handle both his demons and secrets. Still, he can’t deny the attraction to her. When fate throws them together, he has to make a choice—give his sub what she needs or let her go for good.
Available from these fine retailers:
Evernight Publishing: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/her-sir-by-megan-slayer/
Universal link: https://books2read.com/u/38goyO
Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07BY57KMD/
Amazon FR: https://www.amazon.fr/dp/B07BY57KMD/
Amazon JP: https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B07BY57KMD/
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Amazon DE: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B07BY57KMD/
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Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07BY57KMD/
I’ve tried for the most part to write what I know. I don’t know any vampires or werewolves, but hey, imagination is a good thing, right?
One of the things I’d like to think I know a lot about is home life. Being a parent, dog parent and such. I’m not saying I’m the best. Far from it. I’m pretty sure the cats believe the house is theirs and I’m simply the housekeeper/food dispenser.
But being a parent has bled into my work. My tot runs cross country, so of course, that’s shown up in my work. The cats think they should watch…everything. Yeah, it’s played into the books. My lousy attempts at cooking? You guessed it. Art teachers and teachers in general…yep. Same thing.
So as I’m writing this post, I’m doing my best pet parenting. See, the dog had glaucoma that got out of control. I had no idea this sort of thing happened. Anyway, because the glaucoma couldn’t be controlled, she had to have her eye removed. Now with people, you can tell them, don’t scratch that. The stitches won’t heal if you pick at them. Dogs don’t understand that. They need those horrible cones to keep them from digging into their various issues. My dog HATES that cone. I hate putting it on her. She’s only got one eye and now I’m putting this huge thing that bonks into everything on her head. Seems unfair. So instead of keeping the cone on her, I’ve been spending my time next to her. If I have an eye on her, she’s not picking at the stitches. It’s a pretty good plan.
And I think this event will end up in a book. I know I’m not the only pet parent who’s had a dog with an eye removed. It’s a trial and tough, but we’re getting through it. I can see a character having the same issues–except maybe with a new relationship, too. Yeah, and the town of Cedarwood seems like the best place to set this story. What do you think? Read any of my Cedarwood, single gay father, books? Then chime in. If you haven’t read them, then why not? Grin.
I’m blogging for the first time over at Sweet ‘n Sexy Divas and Dudes. Check it out on the 10th of every month. This time around, I’m introducing myself and talking about my book, Sparkling New Year. Come on over. I’m thrilled to be part of this blog and in the company of such fantastic authors.
I’m over at the Long and Short Reviews right now talking about my favorite Christmas movies. Come on over. Why? There are prizes to be won just for commenting!! Come on. You know you want to. 🙂 Where? Right here:
I’m over at Long and Short Reviews today and guest blogging as part of the blog fest. Come check it out. I’ve got prizes up for grabs. You won’t want to miss it. I’ll see you there. 🙂 http://www.longandshortreviews.com/guest-blogs/winter-blogfest-wendi-zwaduk-2/
Each November, I get a crazy burr in my bonnet and decide to take part in NaNo. You might wonder what NaNo is. It’s National Novel Writing Month – NaNoWriMo or NaNo for short. You can find out more here: https://nanowrimo.org 30 days of writing your heart out to get to fifty thousand words and hopefully a finished novel. The idea is to just write. Get the words down. Don’t worry about editing it–that’s for December and beyond. If you reach 50k, then you’re a winner. You have to validate the word count, but yay! If not, then ya know…it happens.
I try NaNo every year. I think it’s my sick fascination with trying to get those words down. Plus, I’m crazy and need that deadline.
But there are struggles with this goal. There is the constant struggle of getting the words down. I’ve had outlines and things written out, but can’t always find the time to get the words into the computer. I get down on myself because I know what I have to do and how to do it, but the words may or may not come.
Then there’s the pressure of seeing your friends winning at the goal. The whole idea is to win. Duh. But sometimes I get down on myself because I see others finishing ahead of me and I feel like I’m not doing well enough because I can’t keep up. That’s silly because if the words are there, it shouldn’t matter how fast I get them down. Truthfully, the hardest part is just surviving. #IwillsurviveNaNo
Then there’s the cheating. I don’t mean cheating by using old words to win. Nope. I mean cheating by not writing the whole 50k for ONE book. I’m guilty of that. I’ll use the goal for 50k to finish one or two shorter books I need to complete. Am I bad? Probably. I don’t mind. I know I’ll get those books done. I’ve done full-length 50k stories during NaNo, but I’m bad and don’t do it that way every year.
What about you? Do you NaNo? Do you do something else? Want to be friends on the NaNo site? Find me and friend me 🙂 https://nanowrimo.org/participants/wendi-zwaduk
Now a little bit about the story I wrote last year for NaNo:
Wild Card by Megan Slayer
A What’s His Passion Novel
From Pride Publishing
M/M, Anal Sex, Multiple Partners, Voyeurism
Contemporary Erotic Gay Romance
Following his heart and passion will be his biggest role of all.
Kris Hunter wants out. He’s done pornographic films for the last six years. The pay’s been good, but his creativity is nearly dead. His passion is to act and to be a star on the big screen in mainstream films. When he auditions for famed casting director, Zayn Mason, he’s convinced he’s on the right path. He doesn’t want to take the casting couch route to success, but he certainly wants Zayn in his bed. Can he follow his dreams and the man he desires or will forces beyond his control derail his progress?
Zayn Mason sees the potential in Kris. As a casting director, he looks for the right actor to fill the roles in movies. He’s seen plenty of talent come and go, but no one stirs his soul both creatively and physically like Kris. But Zayn knows the pitfalls of the movie industry. Crossing over from porn isn’t easy and Hollywood isn’t always forgiving. Besides, he’s got demons of his own. Can these men get beyond their pasts and find a future together under the bright lights of the silver screen?
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of voyeurism and intimacy with multiple partners.
Available From Pride Publishing: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/wild-card
Universal Link: https://books2read.com/u/bzp86n
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01CGCVVL6/
Amazon JP: https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B01CGCVVL6/
Amazon FR: https://www.amazon.fr/dp/B01CGCVVL6/
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