Pimping ain’t easy, let me tell you. That’s kind of how I feel about the author game sometimes, especially on days like today where I seem to be knocking out an innumerable amount of non-writing author tasks. (Like replacing all the pictures in my Patreon tiers with anime chicks! 😅 I blame Selina. Seriously. It’s all her fault.) I just want to write! It’s like I’m more of a pimpstress than an author, and these responsibilities are cock-blocking my writing progress. There is so much behind the scenes work that goes on with being an independent, self-published word-slinger that it can be overwhelming at times, even for someone like me who practically breathes this shit.
If it wasn’t for my readers, my beloved Alexaliens®, I swear I would go batshit crazy. You guys make all this worth it, and make me continually strive to become a better, more versatile author. Which, of course, translates directly into sales.
It’s really a beautiful ecosystem.
As Natalie (my assistant/brother’s concubine) often tells me, “Give love, get love.”
But it’s more than that. I make my living doing this, and though I write erotica, I write in other genres too, and the lessons I learn from so many of you I carry over to my pen names in other genres as well.
I think my favorite rapper Tupac said what I’m trying to say best in his song Starin’ Through My Rear View:
“The world, the world is behind us
Once a motherfucker get an understanding on the game
and what the levels and the rules of the game is
then the world ain’t no trick no more
the world is a game to be played
so now we lookin’ at the world, from like, behind us
niggaz know what we gotta do, just gotta put our mind to it and do it
it’s all about the papers, money rule the world
bitches make the world go round
real niggaz do what they wanna do
bitch niggaz do what they can.”
True dat, Pac, true dat. 😍
I basically said all that to say this: I love you all. And I really mean it when I write that. I love you guys. I feel like I have a relationship with each of you, each different than the next, each delightful and fulfilling in its own unique way.
I know I have haters, but because of you guys, their voices are drowned out in a sea of love. You guys are like a protective wall, and something like that is invaluable, especially for someone like me. You have no idea.
Anyway, I better go. I have more words to smith. Thank you for reading.
Please don’t stop. 😊
💡 The More You Know 💡
Avocado is the Aztec word for testicle. In Aztec culture, avocados were considered sexually powerful and were restricted for virgins.