Sunday, April 24, 2011
However, the other issue I've been dealing with has not been solved. While I'm not sure how much I should continue to say because one never knows concerning contracts and legal issues, suffice it to say I'm not pleased with the publisher's stance on my book. So there is no truce yet.
I wrote yesterday, the first time in days since life and my mindset have been everything but conducive to creativity. I'm almost finished with the new novella and I still don't have a title. While this isn't a huge concern, I guess, I feel like it should be something other than "new novella." The story is about a young woman in Victorian England, Lily, who becomes involved with a mysterious man, Kadar. However, she's pressured by her family to marry another man, Captain Mason Danvers, who she likes but who doesn't affect her like Kadar.
The undercurrent of the novella involves BDSM. Kadar's got dominant traits--I wouldn't say he's a dom because the theme isn't that strong. She's not necessarily a submissive either, but she does submit to him. The story includes some of the basic D/s ideas (blindfold, spanking, him feeding her, and in the upcoming chapters I haven't written yet, the use of cat o' nine tails), but it's probably a little too sweet for serious D/s readers. (Yes, I know cat o' nine tails doesn't sound very sweet, but I still don't think it's strong enough for serious readers of D/s lit.) I'm considering the title Forbidden, which would definitely describe their relationship. I also am considering The Captain's Wife or The Captain's Woman. Or I'm considering something focused more on her. But none of these are bowling me over. If you have an idea, feel free to comment with a fantastic title. :)
In addition, I began talking to a cover artist for my novella, Vampire Dreams, which I decided to self-publish. After a week of negative, she has been a wonderful breath of positive, fresh air. I've seen her covers before and love them, so I emailed her and she got right back to me with details and ideas. I love that! She really made my day. I hope to have Vampire Dreams ready for Amazon and Barnes and Noble before June.
Here's to a better week coming!
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