Sunday, April 01, 2012

Mixed feelings

This is the plan. I am going to rotate the four books through Select and rewrite each one, heavily editing the sex out of the first, at several people's suggestions, and doing new covers at least for the third. I feel like I am done being a writer. I wanted to do the four and they are done. And they pretty much are tanking. I average a sale a day. I realize that is sixty times better than no sales for months at a time, but the word of mouth thing is not working for me. I blame my personality and lifestyle for that.

But I'd like to say a few things about the "business" end of this business. I get lots of email and even phone calls that they want to tell me about this publishing deal and that. Okay. Leave me alone. I'm published. Unless you have some promo ideas, I have nothing to say to you and I don't want to listen to you. Word of mouth is the ONLY thing missing from my equation and you cannot sell me a program for that. Don't ask me to send you copies of my work. It is all out there in many different forms or places. If you can't do anything else, you can name search for me. As far as I know there is one other Virginia Llorca and she is a 23 year old girl in North Carolina.

Thanks to everyone who read my stories and double triple thanks to those who said nice things about them, and think about the Karma, especially you family members who pretend it doesn't exist or it's a whim. Read any Lora Leigh and then get back to me about MY work.

The only thing that is bothering me now is that I am toying with ideas. It is just because I am bored and am so very unused to dealing with a sense of relief. I'm trying to talk myself out of it.

Today's CTA: Do you get angry with yourself when you break promises to yourself or do you just shake it off? What do you learn from the experience? Share.


  1. WHAT are you doing? WHY would you go back and change your books and edit out the sex scenes???? Your books are great, just the way they are. Go outside, take a breath of fresh air, and get a grip on yourself. You're a writer. You were meant to be a writer and you have to let that other stuff just roll off of you. Quit listening to the naysayers, the traditionally published (I see Betsy Lerner and Janet Reid and Jessica Faust) on your label list. What the hell do they know about this new world of self-publishing that we're in?????

    Choose a side. Choose yourself!! You're worth it. You're writing's worth it. DM me on twitter if you want some more insight. Go take a look at my book here on Amazon: That's me at #39 on the bestseller list. Ask me how.

  2. Self doubt is part of any writer's journey. It sucks, but the best way to deal with it is to keep plugging along and not look back. So what if some people think that you should change some things about your stories? Most people have horrible taste. And even if you think that their concerns are valid, you'll drive yourself crazy revisiting those works and editing them over and over again. My advice is to look at them as a snapshot in time, one leg of your journey as a writer. Learn from each work and press on to the next thing. You're a writer. You'll never be out of story ideas.

    And for God's sake, keep the sex in there. The world needs more sex. Maybe then there would be fewer assholes in it.

  3. I love, absolutely love the cover of Anymore!


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