Hello people! Remember me? I'm the occasionally funny Englishman living in Canada who used to blog on here.
It's been nearly two months since my last blog post. That's loopy. I need to start putting the effort into it again!
In the last two months I've had some mild success with my erotica works. In fact, they're selling better than my regular works, and by a large margin. This brings me to somewhat of a dilemma. The erotica brings in money, but the non-erotica is far more fun to write.
While I'm capable of working on two projects at once, one will inevitably receive much less attention. It won't necessarily suffer, but it will take a lot longer before it's completed.
So I should just work on the erotica to make the money and then pootle away at the other stuff, since it doesn't really matter how long it takes, right?
Problem there, is that the non-erotica could potentially do even better than the erotica, providing I could snag an agent and a big publisher.
See the issue? It's like one of them there circles. The vicious ones. With big teeth.
And an umbrella.
My current thinking is to alternate. I have several erotica works out there at the moment, and they're doing quite well, so I can write something else for a little while. Once that is drafted, I can move back and fire out some more smut, then come back and edit.
It seems to work, but I'm still wishing I had a clone.
PS - Don't give me any of that "money's not the most important thing" crap. Bills do not pay themselves, and cookies do not buy themselves. This is a profession, not a hobby.