I had a wonderful time during the Valentines Discovery event on Facebook and would like to thank all the great readers I met. I look forward to holding my own giveaways and events in the future. Maybe more fun games and questions, since they drew a positive response. Make sure to like my Facebook author page (www.facebook.com/GodivaGlenn/) for updates there.
The purpose of the blog on this site is primarily updates, but for a moment I’ll be a bit more candid. One of the most frequent questions asked of writers is why. I’d like to go ahead and answer that, and explain the upcoming changes to my short story releases in the process.
Plenty of romance fans don’t just read for the love. They read for the sex. This shouldn’t come as a surprise. Most of my writing up until recently was in longer lengths. 10k was the shortest story I’d ever written. Then I got the idea to go shorter and simpler. Hookups. Flings. But most importantly, fun fantasies. The naughty thoughts we have when we see a cute stranger and think “What if?”
I wrote a handful of short stories and shared them with a small group of readers as a test, and they were a hit. That was the quick and easy birth of the Naughty Night-Reading series.
When I first began revising, I had intended to release the stories three to four at a time, in collections. Being new to publishing, I asked many questions and sought advice on my strategy. The discussions I participated in led me to releasing each short story alone as well as in a collection, something many writers do.
But to be honest, I don’t like that decision.
My stories are quick and wild. We all have preferences, kinks, loves, and hates. The Naughty Night-Reading series was designed to cover a variety of interests, so in bundles of three or four, I’d hope any reader would enjoy them all, even if they only obsessed over half of them.
Furthermore, it’s a series. Characters will reappear, connections will reveal themselves, and relationships can develop over time. I personally love cameos, and by spreading stories out instead of making them novels, there’s less reader downtime; while you wait for more on Ava, enjoy a wicked rendezvous with her cousin Ksenia.
I know the struggle for readers who may have limited reading time, or simply want to know that if they commit to reading for a half hour, they’re going to find a steamy sex scene or two. Or more. *wink*
Which is why from here on out, all of my series stories will be bundled into collections. More bang for your buck, literally, in the dirtiest sense of the term.
So once again, why do I do this?
I write because I love to write, and I love exploring sexuality as something that shouldn’t be shrouded in shame.
I share my writing because I know I’m not alone in having naughty thoughts about my hot friends or that fine guy standing next to me in the grocery line.
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