Those Around You

One of my long-term goals is to become a writer. Well, I write, therefore I guess I am a writer. But I want to be an author. And it’s not about fame or money or publicity (which really doesn’t happen with most writers anyway). And honestly, as much as I’d love to see my name on the cover a book, it’s not even that.

It’s that I want to be good enough to call myself a writer. An author. I want to be good enough to have my words in print.

They say you should always surround yourself with those that have similar goals and throughout my time blogging at WP, I’m lucky enough to have found follow writers and bloggers who have done just that, and now call themselves authors.

I wanted to share them with you, in case you are unaware, because they all rock.

Cara Thereon‘s first book, Discover Me, is a collection of shorts, and for the price, it’s so worth it, a hundred times over.

HH, from My Sex Life with Lola, recently released his first book, Match, Cinder, Spark, which details the joys and tribulations of his life with Lo.

Kayla Lords has a slew of books, check out her Amazon page. She is actually working on her second Sir and Babygirl book now.

Robin Juliet from Off Go the Panties has Trouble and, if I’m not mistaken, is working on a second book currently.

Catherine Bowman‘s  Witch Hitlist is a great paranormal romance, so check out her Amazon Page.

Theo Black details his love with L in Age of Discovery. Absolutely phenomenal.

Elene Sallinger‘s Awakening is not only award winning, but is perhaps one of the best erotic novels I have ever read.

And if you haven’t been around these parts for a few years, you may not have heard of Gillian Colbert, who was once a part of our little community. Although I’m sure many of us miss her, her erotica is still around and it’s fantastic.

14 responses to “Those Around You

  1. It’s funny how I’ve published something, but don’t really think if myself as an author. So much so that I was surprised to see my name on this list! Lol.

    I’m positive you’ll reach your goal soon. Your writing is excellent.

  2. Thanks for the signal boosting post, dear. I wasn’t aware everyone here had published.

    I feel like I should pour out a drink for our fallen homie GC… =]

    I hope to be up on this kind of list soon, and I know you will be too. Your writing is brilliant… just a matter of time.

    xoxo

    • Thank you love! And everyone up there deserves a shout out! And what artist doesn’t love a little bit of free promotion?

      Next time I do a post like this, you and I will both be on it! *hugs and kisses*

  3. I found many sites that I still follow from Gillian. I miss her topics because they always drew comments from various bloggers. Your list brings back all those memories and I have no doubt that you will be an author as you desire. Your intelligence and heart always comes through, along with that perfect bit of personality to make your words real. I’m amazed at the number of authors from that group – wow.
    ** By the way, I was looking for your post about you and M hiking – offspring were with a parent – sex outside…couldn’t find it. I think it was one of the first posts I ever read of yours. If you could direct me to a gap of time, I’d like to find it and reference it. If not, no big deal. XO, Jayne

  4. 4 kinds of books: Good book that sells. #2 Good one that doesn’t sell. #3 Bad book that sells. #4 Bad one that doesn’t.
    Author a. Talker Author b. doer author.
    My goal is to join you at #1/b. Stick to an outline I’m told; and do 1,000 wds a day; and death to the Perfectionist and both of us will make #1/b by the end of summer. And both grateful we have avoided the terror of #3; or a.
    You can do it Caitlyn.

    • Totally agree with you, Dan, on #1/b. I wrote a novel back in 2012, during NaNoWriMo. It was a seat of my pants novel, and I got the 50K done in 29 days. The plot’s good, the structure and the characters. It’s a quick read, and draws you in. But the problem is… there are so many holes. So many things that are wrong because I didn’t know the facts and couldn’t take the time to look them up. There’s a lot of wasted space, just filler, where I didn’t know where the plot was going but needed to write, trying not to lose momentum and word count. I’ve set down to rewrite at least 100 times, and I’m so overwhelmed by the task. There’s just so much. I’m actually thinking of taking the story and completely deconstructing it into an outline and synapsis, then rewriting from scratch, because that almost seems easier.

      I’m outline what I’m currently working on, and it’s working much better than I anticipated. I still don’t know where I’m going when I sit down, but the characters tell me as I work on elaborating and growing the story. We’ll see how it turns out.

      *hugs and kisses* and good luck to both of us!!

  5. Girl, you’re amazing. And kind and wonderful and generous. I’m so glad I met you! I miss you, though! You’re too busy, damnit! Ok, enough with the !!’s.

    You’ll definitely be an author one day, I have no doubt! And I want to be one, too, of course. One of my favs of yours was a but of fiction you wrote and I think it was revealed at the end that she was blindfolded or something in the corner? I can’t remember the exact details, just that I got really caught up in it. I also remember “The Hike.” Super hot!!

    And of course I totally miss GC, too. On all fronts. I hope she’s ok :-/

    • Thanks so much Hy! I miss you too!

      I think you’re talking about Watching, it was the first piece of erotica I posted.

      I found a quote the other day in a book, “A year from now, you’ll wish you had started today.” It’s got me writing again, which I’m grateful for. *hugs and kisses* dear friend!

      And you can give me as many !!! as you’d like!

  6. I to am writing hoping to shed light on the old darkness of BDSM D/s
    I want to show Married women everywhere they can have that fictional fairy tale (FSOG) lifestyle… D/s-Marriages….
    I wish you all the luck in the world girl.. Please, I would love a autographed copy of your first book…

    HUGS!

    LK

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