It's taken me more than a few days to finally find my legs on this, mainly because they grew up together and my poor brain thought that meant a helluva lot of backstory.
But, I was wrong.
Thankfully, I was wrong.
I went back to the drawing board and 'interviewed' Gabe, which is recommended by both Holly Lisle (deep bows to the East) and by James Scott Bell. **Note to aspiring authors, get their books...ALL their books and read them until your Kindle smokes.**
Gabe, in his interview, set it up for me very clearly.
"Write the here and now of our story," he said. "All the rest is just the brickwork, the framework for the beginning of us. Tell the story of how we are now and you'll see how what we 'were' causes us to be 'who we are now'."
Geesh, metaphysical speech from a twenty-four year old guy. Who knew, right?
I am, as ever, shocked by the readers that contact me that they've read and enjoyed one of my books. I work in a vacuum most days and I can't tell you how much your words of encouragement help me fumble my way to the computer each morning, to keep me going and keep me sane.
I know that Pole Dance needs a complete overhaul and that Human Hiero is still reflecting typos at the end. But I've not found the time to review or correct it.
Would you be willing?
Here's an open call to all those readers that caught the mistakes and would be willing to tell me about them. Not so much the plot, because between you, me and the lamppost? The plot issues take a freaking amount of time to correct.
But the other mistakes?
Send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and give a reference of where the correction needs to be made i.e., chapter and sentence with your corrections marked either in red or in bold. Please title your subject line with the Title of the book so I know which book to edit and correct.
For all first revisions accepted and changed, I'll send you a $10 Amazon Gift Card and list you as a key contributor on the dedication for the revised book.
A lot of you know that I started writing due to a health issue that prevented me from working the 9 to 5 kind of job; that Jake and Caitlin provided me with a pain management tool to get me through the day.
For your words of encouragement, help and good thoughts to continue on, I thank you so sincerely.
I'm recognizing my dream of writing full-time because of you.
And I can't thank you enough.
Smiling and waving into the Arizona afternoon,