So, I gave birth today. I finally finished publishing, promoting, and plotting the next book for my romance book pen name, and it feels a bit like what I’m told giving birth feels like: a lot of discomfort, yes, but also a deep sense of exhausted accomplishment when its all said and done. And, of course, a strong natural bond with the end result.
No matter how many eBooks, paperbacks, and audiobooks I publish (and spread across three different author names, I’ve published quite a few) I always have a strange feeling of melancholy afterward. It’s a challenging thing to put into words, but it’s also a genuine phenomenon to me. The mathematical formula would probably look something like this: one-third relief for finally finishing a long and arduous project that took far longer than I intended, one third a strange sense of loss akin to losing a close friend or pet, and one third…emptiness. If that makes any sense, you are truly an #Alexalien.
I love what I do.
And, apparently, I’m not the only one.
A close friend of mine (someone I helped usher into the erotica business) published his fourth erotica story today, a book revolving around a character named Lexi – and upon being informed of this, I immediately went to Amazon and purchased a copy. I’m a huge fan of Lexi, and of the chronological storylines he creates with her. Here’s what he has so far (just click the book image to go to the Amazon purchase page)
Give the books a try. You won’t regret it!
To make my day even sweeter, my brother gave me Skynet (my drone) back! I immediately started piloting it around the house and spent over an hour learning how to properly pilot it, and I imagined I looked a bit like Michael Jordan back in the day getting ready for a slam dunk: tongue hanging out, eyes darting everywhere, muscles bunched, and a Zen-like focus matched with a bizarre intensity that would probably be a bit scary to an outside observer.
All in all, it was a good, simple, productive day.
The best kind. Hands down.
“The rights of one sex, political and otherwise, are the same as those of the other sex, and this equality of rights ought to be fully recognized.”
– Leland Stanford