Diary (07/08/2021) Future Plans and Writing for Market

It’s been a busy couple of weeks, and I suspect that things are only going to get busier as the summer goes on.

I have been writing my butt off this month. I have to be honest, after launching the books that I wrote on Amazon and Smashwords last month, I was pretty discouraged. I didn’t see much success in writing things that you had to sell on the marketplace, especially after making a pretty decent amount of money through commissions. But after the releases I was able to bang out at the beginning of this month, I feel a lot better about going down this road of publishing. Within the first eight days of this month, I have passed the amount of money that I was able to make last month, so that is a pretty good sign for me going forward. I think the amount of stuff that you end up publishing makes a pretty big difference in the amount of money that you make, so you all can expect some more smut coming down the tubes very shortly.

I don’t want to focus all of my time on the stuff that will be sold on Amazon and Smashwords. I will be putting a lot of effort into getting content on my Patreon this month and next as well. You can take a look at what I have available here: https://www.patreon.com/3_little_holes. With membership as low as $1, you will be able to have access to my stories before I post them here on my site, as well as have diary entries that you won’t find on here. With the higher tiers, you will find exclusive content such as stories that won’t be published anywhere else, confessions, and access to all of my published work so that you don’t have to go through Amazon or other retailers. As always, there will be stories that will be posted here, and there will be occasional diary entries here and there, but you will be finding more and more content from me on other platforms rather than finding everything here on my website.

That doesn’t mean that you will find all of my old content behind a paywall. I did decide to publish my Mads stories in E-Book form, but I don’t see myself trying to make it harder for you readers who have already been here. The other thing that I want to mention is that I still mainly write erotica for enjoyment, but with my current living situation, I just can’t find myself writing for free anymore. I need to make sure to look out for myself as well as all of you, so that is why this transition is happening.

While you are waiting for that content to drop this weekend, be sure to check out my Smashwords page, where you will find all of my books at a discounted price through July. That includes a free book as well! Be sure to keep hydrated and safe this summer. It’s hotter than hell here in Arizona, and it doesn’t look like things are going to get cooler for some time.

Be easy out there, boppers. ❤

Dani

Story on Vocal

Hey everyone! I recently published a story on Vocal. You won’t find it anywhere but there for the time being, so if you wanna read it you can find it here:

https://vocal.media/filthy/guy-friends

Vocal is a site that pays writers per click and this will be one way that I will be supporting myself going forward. Feel free to check it out if you’d like!

Love you all, and I hope all is well. Take care and stay safe.

Dani xoxo

Diary (08/05/2020)

Hello everyone!

It’s been quite the week so far. I have been swamped with work for the past couple of weeks and the past few days especially have been real hell. I have had little time for anything besides this thing that got thrown into my lap recently, and due to that, I have had very little time to myself.

I think this is the new normal for people who are working post-COVID. Now, these companies are finding out that they can actually push people to compensate for being short-staffed in a lot of instances. At least, that is the message that I have been gathering from the company that I work for. These strange demands keep being made at the eleventh hour and it gets to be really taxing on my time and my mental health.

I made a tweet about it and I got some pretty sound advice regarding it. I honestly think it is about time for me to start moving on from where I work. I would love to say that I would be transitioning from working there to writing for a living, but that just isn’t the case at this point and time. Luckily, I think I can fall into some different fields that may be more fulfilling, or offer me more time to pursue some of my passions for myself.

I just feel like a robot at times when it comes to working. I have been at my job long enough where I kinda know the lay of the land and it is pretty simple when it is not a barrage of busywork. But since I am so good at the position that I have, the amount of extra stuff that I receive is just always growing.

On the writing front, I feel pretty comfortable. I got a new adapter that plugs right into my iPhone and it makes it really easy to upload text. I still have to edit on my phone, which still isn’t ideal, but it is a lot easier to edit on my phone rather than my older tablet. I have one more story this week and next week I will definitely be going back to getting my serial out and regular updates for that. The reason I held off on that was a fear that I would release what I have done and then have to take a hiatus before it is finished, and what fun would that be?

Writing has been really fun recently. Sometimes even writing erotica can feel like a slog. Especially if you want your website numbers to be consistent. People will move on and look to other things to get into when they think that you aren’t writing anymore, and that can be a pain. Getting people into reading habits, even if they had then before, is hard. That is why the saying “content is king” is such an important thing to learn. It does ring true in some instances, and my experience with erotica seems to back up that claim.

I hope you all are staying sexy and are enjoying your summers even though we are still all in turmoil right now. Be sure to love yourself today and keep yourself safe.

XOXO

Dani