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I finished the first draft of my love scene. Took me three days. Oy. Now to put in story details.



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Elf: "people would be weird to think I know from experience since I write m/m." hahahaha so true!

So, Manie, if people are going to assume you write from experience regardless of what you write, then you should write what you want. Now, if you want to have closed bedroom scenes because it's what YOU want, then that's a different story. No pun intended. :)



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A lot of writers write from experience. Just reading romantic sex books gives you ideas on how to write a sex plot. I am not into that. I just rather write romance. I have to go back and list stories published from children books before I can send out to a publisher. He wants information on my resume, my published stories, etc. First time I saw this. Once I get it down I will keep it by my desk for any other ones that ask.

I wrote to Woman Day and they said you have to have written for a major magazine before they will accept any writing from you. Well, that leaves me out because they were not major ones.

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I can write hot and heavy all I want, people would be weird to think I know from experience since I write m/m. lol Though really, people write erotica before they have any experiences on their own.

However, I can say people often assume even with fiction that it's related to something person. Poetry or short story, I've had a few of mine on WDC where a review thought it was from my personal life. Not the adult romance stuff but other things that were very much made up.

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I don't think so but one never knows about friends and what they are thinking. LOL

It was a dark scary night and the windows being so old rattled. I was frightened when I saw a face appear in the window. Then all once he broke the window and opened the lock. I ran and ran even though my legs were hurting and I was out of breath.I ran out the front door heading for a neighbor's house when a policeman caught me and told me the man who broke the window was a fireman trying to help me get away from the fire.

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I wonder if you wrote a murder mystery if your people would ask if you're writing from experience.




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I can not go hot and heavy as I know I will get teased from friends if the book gets published. LOL Questions I would get from friends and doctors would be are you writing from experience?

I know about paper mail but all I saw on children did say that is how they want it. I am still looking for some who want email. Found Kane Miller but when did email it did not go through so can not understand why they are on here if there email does not work. I don't know where to look them up if I can not find them on the net. Maybe the library to see if any books are there from them.

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Paper mail? Who does that anymore? :)

I rewrote a scene and added Another Woman so my heroine could get jealous. It was actually rather fun. Next scene is some hot and heavy kissing.



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I was going to send our some children stories but the ones I have seen want reg mail and I need a printer so that stops me there. I think I ran out of publishers for my novel to send to.

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Am I going to leave the love scene there? Yes.



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Sounds interesting. Are you going to leave it there?

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So, y'all have heard the term sex at 60, right?
I was reading my novel and came to the lurve scene. I looked at the percentage - 59.
It cracked me up. I didn't do it on purpose, but that's where it fell naturally in the story.



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Taken care of dh and my self with this bug no writing yet.

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Elf, do we get to look at your query? :)

I'm about 25 percent done reading Moonshine and Magnolias on my kindle and making edits on my computer as I go. And I'm not cringing. This is good.



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Eyes hurting so no writing. Both of us got this darn bug.

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Working on query and synopsis for Boys Read Romance.

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The news messed up as when I went to doc next day he said he did not ask for me to come in and was surprised when I told him what the nurse said. So he put it in as follow up but I still have to pay another bill because of her mistake. Seems like it is starting to go away the mucus and now crackling and think runs have stopped, yet, but dh is sick. Never a dull moment.

I think it must have been the stomach bug. It was 7 days, 5 with temp and 7 with runs. Now, hope to get back to recovery. The only good thing about it is that I lost 5 lbs. I am going to try and get back on my bike.

As for writing will start again to look for different publishers.

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WOW - get better soon!



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I have authors den.com that would put the book on and they also put it on Amazon and stores so it would also get around with friends. But right now the last thing on my list as had to go for a chest x-ray to see if I had pneumonia which I didn't. But have mucus and had a low temp for 5 days. with a bad cough so he put me on Mucinex. I think temp is gone but will know for sure tonight. Then the nurse called and he wants to see me tomorrow because I still have the mucus but not cough. So she told me to stop Mucinex if no cough as that was what he told her. Yet, I think it is helping so I will take one more tonight. I saw him yesterday so cannot figure why have to go see him again today unless he is going to take a breathing test because of the mucus.

If that is not enough I cracked my bridge with an oatmeal cookie I had in the freezer and I have been eating them right along with no problem. Can not get it done till I am well and then need to reschedule eye apt and cleaning for the dentist. So not a happy dubbie but did lose 4.3 lbs.

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and if they don't do ebooks, it wouldn't be worth it anyway. You'd lose a lot of your audience that way. ...unless you retain your electronic rights.

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I do not think they do ebooks. I think reg books that you have to pay for like. Too much money. They won't 3000.00

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... Do they normally do ebooks? Is that why you have to pay for printing?



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Would you believe Mascot Publishing editor is still after me to go with him? He wrote me that he is a full service and I will get 85 percent of the sales and they do all the promoting but I have to pay for the book getting printed. I wrote back I still was not interested if I had to put money out.
He said he wanted to talk about my children story I sent, If he wants it bad enough he can pay for the printing.

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In a word, yes. :)



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When I wrote articles they had them for one printing. I guess books are different.

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The copyright should remain yours, even with a five-year contract. They just have the rights to it.



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I saw somewhere they put up the money not me but they either want the copyright or a 5-year deal, so I guess I may have to put up with a 5-year deal.

I am also writing to children publishers too.

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Good luck, with whatever you choose.



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I thought I would do some research on Mascot Publishers who not only publish children books but all kinds. The reason why, because they are a service publisher. I emailed back I was not interested if money was involved on my part so I do not expect to hear from him again.

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I don't have the money to spend on self-publishing. There are publishers out there I found that will do everything themselves. Some want 5 years, and one saw one that wanted the rights.
I have seen others there too but they are e-publishers and I do not want that.

I just emailed the children publisher back and told him I am not interested if he is charging a fee.
So we will see what happens. I just finished writing the story called The dream that came true.
2649 words so could be a early reader.

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Yeah, that's definitely something to consider. Honestly, self-publishing might be a better course of action for you.



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I just got an email from Mascot children books. The publisher is interested my idea for a story and wants to call me and talk about it.I am nervous as I haven't written the story yet. I am going to write it now for an easy reader about 50 to 2500 word count was what I saw for it on the computer web page for children. Will let you know when I hear if he likes the story I will write now.

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As for rights you are a lot younger than I am so If I were in your shoes I would want them back.
But at my age, even with the five years one, I am not sure if I will be here for them. I know anyone can go at any age but usually, if you are older the chances are greater. This one did not mention anything so I will see what the contract says if they accept it before I decide. I just hate
Eprint and then books. I can not find the one I wanted before.

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You'll have to decide for yourself once you have a contract. I'm eager for my rights back and wish I had a clause that said if sales suck, I get the rights back sooner. Oh, well.

I've been working on a kissing scene. I think I finally nailed it this morning.

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No, I don't want that but either but what choices do you have? So I guess you are saying the 5 years is a good deal? So hard to find any that will give you back the rights after a year or two.

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You didn't want a publishing house that held the copyright for five years, but you're okay with one that holds it forever?



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Abby let me know what you think. They want the life of the copyright but they do let you pay for the book or advertising.

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I usually skip it in books if it is too much. I don't mind reading a little of it but do not like when they keep going on about it throughout the story, like from the starting to maybe a page or two with it. I am more interested in the romance of the story.

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You have to write what you're comfortable with. If you don't want to write graphic sex then don't write it. There are plenty of readers who enjoy a closed door.



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Finished last night and now will look for publishers again. I put on cd as computer going on 8 years end of this year and do not want to lose all that work.

Funny how you think it is ok and you go back and read and find mistakes or you might take something out and add something else or to it. No wonder it never gets done. Well, now that is it. As far as I am concerned it is ok so we will see what happens as I did make some changes.
Maybe because I do not have sex in it talking about what happened between both of them could be one reason some did not want it. On the 70 board they said they did not like books with sex in detail and talked to my gf and she said at our age women sometimes do not care for those sex books and then again some too. So go figure. I do not want to be embarrassed as my doctors want to read the novel if it gets published and I do not want a red face when I see them if the happens. LOL

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3/9/18 10:22 A

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Edit like the wind!

Editing for me tonight, too.



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3/8/18 10:58 A

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I have to go look for that publisher again because I forgot to bookmark it. It is in a list of publishers. there is also one that wants books that have been published, If I find that again I will send it to you for your books.

I am editing chapter ll. I have ll more to go

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3/7/18 12:04 P

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My publisher put the books on all major ebook sellers and had the print copies available on demand. They didn't sell very well, but I get the rights to the first one back this year (second one next year) and can then self-publish them.



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3/6/18 5:42 P

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Did you have to go and sell your books too? I did not have to do that with my traditional publisher years ago he did it all. I can put my book on Authors den.com if they want to publish it but you can not sell it on here I found out but I guess you can say you wrote it. Not up to date on that.

So Abby how are your books going that were published?

I had to move a chapter from 2 to 7 so the boy would not find his father too early in the story.

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3/5/18 10:20 A

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You should never ever pay a publisher. Ever.



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3/3/18 10:53 A

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I found a publisher who is independent and will do books and put on Amazon and other places but I have to go over my novel and edit once more as they do not want errors. They do not charge for anything they do and you get 50/50 but they want it for 5 years. So I may try them and see if they are interested.

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3/2/18 2:09 A

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Over the next few days I need to work on a flash fiction story for the week, start a monthly story and of course, work on the novel rewrite. Also have another newsletter due by Tuesday night.

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2/24/18 2:01 P

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I find a lot of these publishers want you to buy their package. Really getting fed up with looking for one. It was a lot easier writing for magazines thety never ask you for money to print.

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2/24/18 1:50 P

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This weekend the focus is to write a short story (spec fic) based off the poem No Man is an Island. Also want to blog a little, work on BRR and edit youtube videos but we'll see. Tomorrow is sister's birthday but she doesn't seem keen on celebrating. Maybe just get a red velvet little cake for her and keep it small since she's not into doing anything this year.

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2/21/18 4:24 P

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Some of the publishers I am looking at also have contests.

Some from the big names that want you to go digital will print your book in the big publisher that sells them in stores if they see it is getting a lot of hits.

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