More sex!

Oh, my, Debra! More? Really?

Forgive the salacious title, but it fits. Here’s why:

  • Ebooks are fluid.
  • Epublishing is not yo’ mama’s written-on-paper-bound-to-hang-around-for-as-long-as-yard-sales-exist kind of production.

Got typos? Fix ’em.

Hate your cover? Change it.

Missing a scene? Add it.

As long as the story is alive in the mind of the author, there is room, time and potential for change.

As a writer, I find this both scary and exciting.

Why?

Because most of the authors I know are perfectionists who can agonize for hours over the placement of a single word. Myself, I’ve tweaked a story to near death only to have my editor shrug off my concerns with a casual, “Oh, that’s nice.”

“Nice? Don’t you see the blood and brain matter on that page?” I wanted to shriek at her.

"Nice? I'll give you nice!"

Anyway, the point of this blog is, as the title says, “More sex.” Here’s why:

Now $1.99!

In my second Screw Senility book, In With A Bang, I committed the writerly sin of falling in love with a cool line–a really nice cliffhanger line, granted–at the expense of story.

I knew this in my gut, but I didn’t listen to my inner author…until a reader–thank you, Ruth–asked, “What happens with Jed the Contractor? Do he and Judy get together in the next book?”

“Um…no,” I stutter while my brain scrambles to remember who Jed is. “He and Judy are just friends. Didn’t I make that clear?”

Of course not, dufus, or she wouldn’t have asked.

I realized immediately that poor Jed the Contractor got screwed. Or, rather, did not get screwed quite enough. He and Judy had unfinished business.

In a conventional print book, I, the author, and you, the reader, would be SOL (So…out…of..luck–don’t ask me why there’s only one O. I don’t know.) But this an eBook. I’m the ePublisher. So, guess what?

I added a new scene.

And yes, yes, yes (this is more affective if you say it ala Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally), it’s a sexy scene. A very Judy Banger scene. Jed got lucky. Very lucky. French tickler lucky.

When Harry Met Sally “I’ll have what she’s having.”

There’s a lot to be said for satisfaction, don’t you agree?

Deb

PS: If you purchased In With A Bang! and your ereader doesn’t let you upload the most recent version, please contact me.

11 Replies to “More sex!”

  1. Isn’t that the best thing? Fixing books not more sex. Or, um, well… Good to remember that a story can be a living thing and epubbing gives you so many options.

  2. Thanks, Annie and Ro.

    I love the dynamic feel of these books.

    And the more sex part was a lot of fun!!! I haven’t had this much fun writing in years.

    Hey, Ro, a reader emailed me and asked me to enter her in the contest. You’re the Rafflecopter guru. Can that be done?

  3. Is that great and then amazon sends us an email letting us know the book has been updated too. so kwel.

  4. GladysMP, you made my morning! Thanks so much.

    It’s really been fun letting my naughty imagination run wild–and I can blame it all on Judy!! 😉

  5. Carolyn, I did NOT know that about Amazon!!! Wow. That is uberkewl (my new favorite word!). Thanks for letting me know. I sincerely hope not to make a habit of this because it’s a lot of work, but some times my inner publisher doesn’t listen to my inner writer. Sigh.

  6. Aww, why is it my Amazon gift card balance is $0 every time I start finding more ebooks I want to read?

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