Pole Dance was accepted into Premium Status on Smashwords. (Insert happy dance and loud "Squee" here) I'm still working with Dex and Leila in Metamorphic. I say working with because even though I'm trying to follow my scene list, Dex just seems to go off on his own tangents. Honest to goodness, sometimes I think that my characters own me instead of the other way around.
Finally! I finally did it! I published Pole Dance on Smashwords and am damn proud to say that it only took me three tries to get it accepted. When they say follow their Style Guide, they weren't kidding! I am absolutely over the moon and hoping that the readers that decide to download or buy it enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
I'm also remembering all the help that I've had along the way, especially authors who have taken the time to the books that have taught me, shown me the way to plot, write a scene, to develop characters and tell the story I want to tell. These folks, these wonderful teachers, have my complete and utter devotion for their help and encouragement through their books.
I had planned on working on the second book in the Dance series, Tap Dance, which follows Marianne, Ram and Paul (a love triangle) which I'm dying to write about since I'm still not sure how it's going to turn out. But when I got out of bed, there was this voice inside my head that I couldn't push aside. A number of authors that have taken the time to write how-to books, books that I've devoured, all say to listen to the voice, the voice you can't shake off...not talking about voices that you need medication for , but the voice that speaks to you when you sit down to write. I did an interview and he said his name was Dex Nelson and gave me his story in 19 handwritten pages. He also gave me the series name as well as the name of the first book in the series. Was honestly the most amazing thing that has happened to me!