Friday, December 31, 2021

Changes Are Coming

                                                                Photo Credit: Pinterest

Never, ever be afraid of change. 

I sit here writing this post well into New Year Eve, knowing tomorrow brings a whole new year with so many opportunities to share some more words. 

I have been writing little bits here and there, but not the way I used to over the years. For the longest time I thought it was writer's block but when I published the latest story this year, I realized, it's not just writer's block. It's that I don't want to write what I used to write. I am not that writer anymore. 

I don't want to use another pen name like so many others do. I don't want to start over as someone else. 

So, I have decided it's time to take those old stories out of the catalog. Put them in an anthology. Tell the stories behind the stories. Leave the newer ones published and continue forward fresh and new. Writing the things you want to write - longer stories. Poems. Prose. 

And that is exactly what I am going to do. 

I have this amazing story that I have been working on for the last year and I feel like this is what is holding me back. It's time. 

See you in 2022! 


Monday, June 14, 2021

Monday, May 3, 2021

Happy to Report | The Chosen Cover

Writing Status Update: And, that is a wrap from me for tonight. After fighting with my brain over an $29 image, I scrapped the other cover and found one that actually was a scene from the story. So, here we are. Just a few tweaks and it will be ready. Now, I just need to format the document and upload everything to the publishing sites. But that, well that is going to have to wait for another night. I am tapping out.  

Happy to Report | We're Almost There!

Writing Status Update: #34243243243242343243t4354253 😂😂😂 Whatever. After working my day job all week, then spending most of the weekend working on my side business, cleaning, sorting, running errands, my brain farted and there was no more. 

I could not sit down at the desk any more to focus on cover creation and book formatting. BUT, at least the story, writing, edits, cover pick, and title pick are DONE. Now, it's just a matter of wrapping up the pretty package and releasing it into the wild. It's pretty crazy to think about, that after 5 years I'll be published again. It almost doesn't seem real. && then to focus on the Hunter and Scarlett tale...because..yeah, that one.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Happy to Report | Stuck on Titles

I am STILL sitting on these f.cking titles and it's driving me insane. Dylan and Cambrie desperately need a title so I can get this book off my desk and published. Wanna help? Cool... so here are the ones we are sitting with right now. Got any ideas? I am sending out an SOS.
I See You

one suggested Destination Unknown, which I love, but it is also the name of an Agatha Christie novel and while majority of book titles are not copyrighted like that, I'm not really interested in using a title of hers. 

If I can work around it somehow, like use the words mixed with some others, I am open to that idea.

Seriously, NEVER had this much trouble with a book title.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Happy to Report | It's Coming

 Worked my way through all of the current beta readers' suggestions and edits yesterday. 😲 Still, a few minor details to wrap up and settle on a cover. I'm not sold on the title so I will have to brainstorm there. It's coming you guys, it's coming.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Prose | For Every

For every beast,
there is beauty.
For every wolf,
there is red.
For every light,
there is dark.
The wolf howls, the beast roars,
the petals fall to the floor.
One by one
until they're no longer, forevermore. ~ Erin Rose She Writes Things

Photo Credit: Saw it on FB. Did a image search and could not find original source to credit creator.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Typed | Devour


“There won’t ever be another you. That smile. That swagger. The way you carry yourself to the public only to be transformed by night. The way we match on the things that matter and don’t know what doesn’t. You growl, I bite back. You never tried to tame me or change me. You accepted your fate and kept going. It’s the way you look at me- like I’m your absolute best friend and yet your hunted prey ready to be devoured at a moments notice knowing I’m going to devour you, too.” - Erin Rose

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Happy to Report | the Cambrie and Dylan tale

Writing Status Update: Final run-through of Cambrie and Dylan's story -- DONE. 

Just sent the Cambrie/Dylan story off to the beta readers... can we do an anxiety check? 'Cause..I had it...bad... So, while those guys are reading away.... I'll work on this other story... 'Cause the Hunter/Scarlett tale needs to be hammered out.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Typed | That Green Dot

‘I hate that fucking green dot.’ she thought to herself. ‘The dot that glares at me, tells me you are online. The one that once upon a time meant hours of conversations. Hours of smiles and laughs. A bright spot on a cloudy day. Now, it just means nothing more than silence.’

Sometimes she could ignore that green light. She tried. Every day she tried. 

Tonight was hard as she sat there, staring at that little green light for hours in the darkness. She wanted to reach out. But she knew the end result of that. She knew it would be nothing more than politeness. Honestly, that was worse than the silence.

So, she watched that green dot. ‘I really miss him,’ she thought. ‘Maybe one day I won’t.

But tonight, tonight it surrounds me with darkness and takes my breath away.’

(C) Erin Rose

Work in process.....


Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Typed | In Another Life


She closed that door thinking she’d never hear from him again.

Oh, but how very wrong she was.

“We’ll meet again. In another life. Another time. Maybe.” the voicemail chimed.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Happy to Report | Things are Coming Along

 As my brain tries to wrap around the last few big edits before handing the Cambrie and Dylan international love tale over to the beta reading editors  - I've re-read the story I abandoned to crank out that one. 

Pretty sure it's turned itself into a polyamory tale without even trying. I think Scarlett and Hunter will appreciate more prey. 

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Happy to Report | 2nd Writing Status Update for 2021

Writing Status Update: I can officially say all the he/she pronouns have been changed to the character's name where necessary. 

I do not ever recommend writing a novella without having character names in place first. 

I'm still flip-flopping over the title and there are a couple of places I want to do some rewriting. But that annoying task is over at least.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

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Detroit based writer of poetic prose, quotes, thoughts, and sometimes, dirty things.