I am happy to say that I received a first royalty payment for the two short stories I published in Amazon via Kindle. Thank you Amazon! Also I am ready to self-publish a first book of my short stories that were all previously published at ERWA and Cleansheets..
What I am most excited about is that old friends are helping me get my writing in order. In the years when we all worked for the paper we all pulled together to get the thing out daily which was not always easy. It’s these same people — the most wonderful people I know, that can help me figure out the formats.
I have looked into going back to my graduate school too. I want to very much, for the PhD. So I am going to need ton’s of funds to do that. This is one of those moments where you are at an extreme turning point. All of the research I have done can also be published in Amazon and that is groundbreaking for Ecopsychology.
What I am most excited about, though, is that I am going to publish Heart of Clouds. I want to see a film made from it that can help children all over the world. All of my children’s books are going to because they have built in interventions. Like most writers, getting paid is a struggle? But so worth it. I can’t thank all the kind and beautiful people around me enough in this moment.
As I reflect on this? Look for the miracles all around you. Try and look for the miracles even if it seems very dark.
Getting that royalty was a miracle. And I want to get more of those so that I can fund my PhD. How I fell into writing was not an accident. I began it as a creative outlet in a very dark time in my life when I was losing parents. Writing was sustaining.
The literary agent I sent Heart of Clouds to called it too lovely for the present market. I don’t think so. I wrote it as a therapist! So look for it soon. And, in the meantime you can buy my two short stories that I got the royalty for. They are for adults, and they are both sexy, and they are for the male market. Or the heterosexual market who is just completely uninterested in pornography. I really mean that. Help me drive a little traffic to my links…
Any literary erotica I write in the future is going to have cures embedded from a therapeutic perspective. So has to hunt up more stories. I write short stories for that subject.
Like most writers of Literary bent, I write many things — but when I publish Gardenias I’m going to do that under my real name and not the noms de plume I used. This year it is all about owning my own writing as a writer.
Tell your friends!
& sends you some flowers!
My literary erotica was called “Perfumed” in the review above, and I love perfume. I love Miss Dior Cherie this year. I sure would love to get another big bottle soon. Perfume is something I love. And flowers.
Ten more royalty payments like that? And I can buy some more!
A girl has needs, you know?
Flowers and perfume are my life. They really are! And I think men want to read about other men and the interiority of women. Once I publish Gardenias they are going to be able to. And any monies I make from that? Are going to go towards the making of my film for children — called Heart of Clouds. I put it up in Scribd.com just after the Japanese nuclear disaster last year. Now? It will be a book for sale all over the world once formatted. It’s going to make a lot of people have hope. And that makes me smile. I am the secretary for this, so you can see my byline and what is going on here in the film world…my byline is story number two and this is the most exciting thing to happen in Santa Barbara in years!