The Misty Vixen Newsletter (April 2019)

So I’m kind of embarrassed to have to start off this newsletter basically the same way as the last one by admitting that March was another bad month, although admittedly for entirely different reasons. Psychologically speaking I’m doing better, so that’s nice. But I suddenly found myself facing kind of just a number of real-life problems, one of which was a medical problem that literally affected my ability to write, and more importantly, read effectively. Naturally, that causes problems for a writer.

Combine that with other annoying and very unexpected problems, and it made for an unproductive month.

So let’s get down to brass tacks.

The good news is that Parasexual 3 was published. Overall, I liked how it came out, but it is a bit darker than the other two. I hope you enjoy it.

Now, unfortunately, I didn’t get very far with writing Haven. Looking back, it feels ridiculous that I expected to have it nearly done by now, and it’s hardly begun at this point. Honestly, it’s embarrassing. But I got hit with the light-headedness and headaches, and then the other problems, and then realized that I really wanted to get Demoness - Farewell For Now written and out of the way, and well, here we are with hardly any of Haven written.

I’m going to refocus my efforts and try to get it written as fast as I can.

The good news is that Farewell For Now is done! For those of you who don’t know, it is a mini-series that takes place shortly after Demoness IV. Basically, it’s a farewell sex tour, as John and Yelena are leaving the country, and have to say farewell for now to the friends they’ve made so far. I have posted all five parts of this story to my website, and you can read them for free for a limited time. I’m not sure how long it will take to edit, but given that it’s not a great deal of content, it probably won’t take too long, so if you want to read them here first, you have a closing window. Below are links.

Other than that, the only other thing I have to say is that I’ve also started planning out Parasexual 4. I’m going to try and balance the two of them as I go on. I’m still not sure if writing two things at the same time is a good idea. I’m considering switching to focusing on just a single thing at a time. I guess we’ll see.

Also, one more thing, I’m starting a kind of perpetual free-book cycle, meaning I’m going to be having a free book available Monday - Friday every week now. I’m not sure how much this will help, but hopefully it’ll help at least some? I’ll make a post about the schedule, but basically I’m making my single novels and the first in each series free on a rotating cycle.

Right now is a little unique, as now Demoness I + II are free through Friday night!

Well, wish me luck.

The Misty Vixen Newsletter (March 2019)

So…

February was not a great month. I’ve had some setbacks.

On the upside, I published Demoness IV! Also, I really like how it came out, which is rare for me, but I feel is getting a little bit more common nowadays. I hope it means that I’m getting better at writing, but it could just mean I’m becoming delusional.

The other bit of good news is that Parasexual 3 is done writing, and is in the editing stages. Provided all goes well, it will be up within the next two weeks. Basically, as soon as I can.

And that’s about all the good news I have.

Here’s the bad news. I’m very realistically going to have to put the writing of Demoness V on hold for awhile. In the two weeks that have passed since Demoness IV came out…it has not sold well. Like, at all. I was genuinely hoping that a lot more people would buy it and it would kind of revitalize my income, but that just has not happened. And as much as I loved writing Demoness IV, and as much as I’m actually REALLY looking forward to writing Demoness V…I can’t. Demoness IV took me almost four months to write, and was just over 100,000 words, making it the single longest thing I’ve ever written. It was just shy of being longer than fucking The Misty Vixen Starter Pack.

That just is NOT sustainable.

Honestly, it sent me into a despair-filled pit of depression and misery for a few days. Feeling like a complete failure and wondering if you actually do suck at writing after you’ve been writing for years is really hard to take. And admittedly, I still feel like a failure right now.

If people like MSE can pump out a generic, assembly-line piece every other week and make hundreds of thousands of dollars, and I work my ass off writing a novel in the same field and can’t even make more than a tiny, tiny fraction of that, then what does it say about me and my abilities?

But whatever, that’s not the point.

The point is, I realized that I was going to have to work on something a bit more relevant and something that I could produce more rapidly.

For a long time, I’ve tried to strike a balance between writing what I want to write, and writing what sells. Unfortunately, I think I’ve been leaning too hard into writing what I want to write recently, and Demoness now definitely counts as what I want to write, not what sells, even if I feel like it’s the best stuff I’ve ever produced. Apparently it isn’t, given the sales.

So instead I’m going to shift focus largely to Haven. It’s post-apocalyptic, it’s got zombies and monsters, action and some horror, and is going to feature a harem type scenario. I’m going to lean a little bit harder into the commercial aspects of it this time around.

The good news here is that once I actually got started planning Haven, a ton of ideas came spilling out and I’ve got this whole world and storyline set up. It’s largely about what I guess people would call ‘base-building’, in that it’s a small group of people struggling to survive and establishing a place to live in a dangerous world. Which really appeals to me, for whatever reason.

So, I’m really hoping this one will revitalize my career. January was decent, but February was brutal. My sales dropped by fucking half and that’s scaring the shit out of me. I’d love to just not fucking give a shit about bills and money but that’s not the reality we live in. I’m not some rich piece of shit who gets unlimited cash from their rich parents. I grew up poor, and stayed that way for a long time. For sure I’m doing better now than before, but my real fear is losing it. The idea of going back to that is…horrifying. Which I realize probably sounds pathetic and I should be just happy with where I’m at now, and I guess I would be, but yet again, I’d like to STAY where I’m at now.

I’m going to work hard on Haven and try to have it out by the beginning of April. On the one hand, that feels really ambitious, but on the other hand, I might be able to pull it off. Parasexual 3 went faster than I thought it would, and the Haven books aren’t going to be super long, maybe about as long as the Parasexual books have been so far. The whole point is to be able to write them and get them out quickly.

So…basically, wish me luck. Hopefully I’m just freaking out over nothing, and this is just a lull in my sales, and not the death knell of my career.

Oh yes, one more thing, Amazon basically forced me to take Valkyries off of the Kindle. I legit have no idea why. You can read about the whole sorry mess here. But the short of it is that I’ll have to put Valkyries up on other websites.

The Misty Vixen Newsletter (February 2019)

Hello, everyone!

January was a little bit of a mess, but not too much actually went wrong. Mainly it just kind of kicked my ass by draining my energy. I don’t do well in winter, and January is always the worst month. Despite that, I kept trying to push through and get work done. So let’s talk about where we’re at with my projects.

DEMONESS IV. I’m sorry it’s not ready yet! I had intended for it to be, but again, January kicked my ass. The good news is that I’m almost done! I have two, possibly three, more chapters to write. One of those chapters is about halfway done, and one of those chapters is an epilogue, which won’t take too long. Once that’s finished, I’m hoping that the editing process will go pretty fast, and then the cover art, which is, ideally, almost finished. And then it’ll go up!

PARASEXUAL 3. Part of what made Demoness IV take a little longer is that I’ve been ramping down writing of it while ramping up writing for Parasexual 3. My writing focus was 75% Demoness IV, 25% Parasexual 3, and more recently it’s been half and half, where it will remain until Demoness IV is finished. I’m hoping for a late February release for Parasexual 3, but we’ll see on that. Part of what kept me from starting it sooner was, admittedly, fear.

Typically, the only thing that really keeps me from doing something is fear. Big fear and small fear. Most people say procrastination keeps them from writing, which is very true in my case, but the only reason I procrastinate is because of fear. Mainly, it’s when I’m afraid of not being able to do a good enough job writing a certain scene. If I’m not sure about a project from the beginning, then this can be worse. But, the good news here is that I’ve pushed past the intro of Parasexual 3 and with production of it ramping up even more as Demoness IV comes to a close, I’ll hopefully be able to make decently quick work of it. And, on top of that, now that I’ve actually started writing it, I feel a lot better about it as a whole. The first few chapters are coming out better than I had hoped.

And after that?

Well, I’ll be getting to work on a mini-series of short stories that takes place in between Demoness IV & V. I’ll write those over the course of about a month or so probably, releasing them to my website for free as I finish each one, and then taking them down and posting the whole thing as a single collection for Kindle once they’re done. Then I’ll probably take a short break from Demoness. If I haven’t yet finished up Parasexual 3, I’ll do so during this break and begin work on Parasexual 4, and probably take some time to begin real preliminary work on Haven.

Also, one more thing, for the first time since I launched it, all of the pictures in my Naked Ladies section are available!

Thank you for reading my stories!

Looking Ahead At 2019

This serves as a Newsletter, as well as a general mission statement for the upcoming year, and an idea of where I’m at right about now.

So. 2018. It kind of sucked.

On the one hand, it was, without question, my most successful year. I made frankly absurd money for about one month. And then Amazon came along and threatened to kill my career for literally no reason other than the fact that their stupid fucking algorithm had misfired and falsely accused me of attempting to manipulate the Kindle Unlimited.

I don’t really want to get into it all again, but the short of it is that I had a panic attack that lasted for about two months and more than likely was what led to my vague health concerns that still, to this day, haven’t amounted to anything. I’m happy to write them off as stress, because the alternatives are scarier, but I’ve been cleared by a doctor, so that’s about as far as it can go without wading into extremely costly territory.

Anyway.

After realizing that it was essentially impossible for me to make a genuine career out of independent writing without the Kindle Unlimited, I decided to play Russian Roulette and got back into the KU game. So far, it hasn’t blown up in my face.

2018 was also a year of change. I finally made the transition from writing serial, episodic fiction to writing novels. Something I’ve been wanting to do almost since the beginning. I’m absurdly grateful that this is actually working, although this year was a mess and nothing was released on schedule.

I also finally managed to get my entire backlog re-released as novels and collections! Very glad that’s out of the way, but unfortunately a new Everest is in my path. It’s looking like 2019 will be mired in distraction and stuff going on behind the scenes as well, as I have found a friend willing to edit all my titles, which means I have to re-edit all my titles as well, and that’s like 40 novels! Fuck!

So, first let’s talk about what I intend to do in 2019.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like a lot.

The biggest thing I want to get completely out of the way is the editing and updating of all my titles. That’s going to be a big time suck, partially because of how monumental the task is, partially because of how much I hate doing it. Seriously, I hate editing. A lot. And it’s not like it’s the kind of work anyone notices. No one’s going to notice when I quietly re-upload a new version of Wanderlust II with some minor tweaks and edits and a few tiny revisions to it. But I’ve got to do it.

As for the stuff you will notice? I have three primary goals this year.

  1. Finish Parasexual. That’s my big one. I want to get Parasexual written and done. I don’t know if I’ll actually be able to do this, but I’m going to try. The main problem is that I don’t know how many novels it’s going to entail.

  2. Continue Demoness. At present, I’m deep into writing Demoness IV. I fully intend to have it published sometime this month, but it might get pushed into February. I don’t want to cut content just to make some kind of deadline. I have a solid idea for Demoness V, and a rough idea for Demoness VI. It’s both my biggest seller and my favorite series, and I just keep getting ideas for it, so I want to keep going with it. I’m fairly sure I can push out at least three more Demoness novels in 2019, but don’t quote me on that.

  3. Start Haven. I’ve really, really been wanting to write Haven, because it’s more survival focused than anything else I’ve written, and that really appeals to me. I’m going to try and start working on it in the background here and there whenever I find time, and if Parasexual gets wrapped up, then I can shift that focus over to Haven.

In a way, what I just wrote is really disappointing to me. I mean, fuck, I have three goals for the entirety of a full year? (Technically four.) That sounds pathetic. It’s been frustrating this past year because due to a number of problems, some I went into, some I didn’t, as well as the transition from episodic to novel format, I’ve slowed down a lot. It’s my goal to get back to the output I was doing 2015 - 2017.

So, let’s do some immediate specifics on my goals, to let you know where I’m at right now.

  • DEMONESS IV. This is currently just over halfway written. I had to take a short break to update EVERY SINGLE TITLE. Since I finally finished re-releasing all my content, that meant I could finally provide hyperlinks in the back matter of every book. That took about four solid days of work back to back, it was tortuous and grueling, but I finally did it! I also had to tackle a number of other tiny issues that I’ve either been putting off or cropped up in the course of doing this. So anyway, I fully intend to have Demoness IV written, edited, and out by the end of January. This will be my main focus until it’s done. I almost have the cover art, and from what I’ve seen, it looks great. I’m really excited to get this one out, as it will be my biggest single title ever written and it’s been a lot of fun to write.

  • PARASEXUAL 3. So, this one is planned and I technically have begun writing it, but this got stalled really early on unfortunately as I became overwhelmed with other things. I plan to ramp up production this month alongside Demoness IV. This one is going to be different from the rest of the series in some ways. It seemed necessary in the course of planning it. So, if you aren’t comfortable with the new aspects of Parasexual 3, don’t worry! It’ll go back to normal after this book. If you do like them, then…sorry? I don’t know, I guess I’m just hoping that you’ll enjoy the series as a whole. When will this be done? I don’t know. I think I might be able to get it written and out by late February, but if I get my shit together and really get hardcore on writing, it might be sooner than that.

  • HAVEN. So, this is an idea I’ve had for a long time. It’s been slowly evolving over the past few years, but finally the storyline kind of coalesced in my head all at once last year. I’m very excited to write this one. Right now, it might turn out to be a trilogy, but it could easily expand into a full on series. I’m not really sure. I’m still finding my footing as a storyteller. Planning ahead has never really been my strong suit, so I’m doing my best. I’m pretty confident I’ll have the first novel out sometime in 2019, and I intend to get possibly the first three novels out before this time next year, but that is insanely ambitious so we’ll see. It has a lot more survival elements to it. Right now, all I have is an extremely basic idea of what the first book will be, I’m not even to the planning stages yet unfortunately, but it doesn’t take me terribly long to plan my novels, so once I get going, I should be able to start writing quickly.

  • EDITING. My shadow goal. At present, I’ve got 51 titles available on the Kindle store. Now, one of those is the Misty Vixen Starter Pack, two are novellas, seven are short stories, and seven of them are just collections, so they don’t really count for editing. However, that does mean that I have 34 novels to edit. Almost three dozen novels on top of the other material. I get the feeling I’m going to be doing this slowly over the course of the whole year. Normally I try to beast through stuff like this hard and fast, because when I see a mountain of tedious, repetitive work ahead of me, my instinct is to just sit down and tear through it as fast and as hard as I can. However, I can’t do this because I am now relying on another person, and they have their own life, and if I don’t want to ruin my friendship, I can’t keep hounding them to hurry up. Right now, they’ve edited six novels and a novella. I’m hoping we can work out a schedule. Having unfinished stuff like this drags on my brain and distracts me, so that, combined with the tediousness of editing this many titles, is definitely going to slow me down in 2019. I fully intend to have this project finished during this year, and as fast as possible, but unfortunately I have no idea how long it will take, so we’ll just have to see.

So, that’s the immediate specifics. How about we indulge in my enjoyment of talking about my ideas and get a view of the years to come and what I hope to achieve. I talked about this in my November Newsletter, so I’ll try to go into a bit more depth of detail. First, let’s talk about my four shared universes.

FANTASY

  • DEMONESS. My biggest and most ambitious series currently. Since I covered Demoness IV up above, let’s talk about everything else. First off, I did release a short story that takes place between Demoness III & IV. It picks up a month later and features Ellie, from Royal Lust. You can read it here. I enjoyed writing it and I’ve decided that I’m going to keep that up, writing short stories in between each of the novels from now on. I also plan to do an actual mini-series of shorts in between Demoness IV & V. Speaking of which, I have a solid idea of what I want to do for Demoness V, and a rough idea that I’m still sketching of how I’m going to deal with Demoness VI. I intend to keep this one going for at least a dozen books, almost certainly more than that. This will be a main focus for awhile.

  • WOMEN OF THE WILD. I actually now regret publishing this one, because I’ve had to put it on hold. The reason being I’d rather focus on Demoness. Now, I do have ideas for the next six novels in this series, so I don’t lack for ideas. I think I may slow down Demoness in 2020 to focus on this, or possibly alternate titles. First a Demoness book, then a Women of the Wild book, back and forth, just so that I can make some progress on it.

  • OTHER. So, I do have a bigger plot idea for this universe as a whole. Kind of an epic, world-spanning, apocalyptic adventure that features all the characters from all the series. However, I’m still trying to figure out how to actually implement it. Luckily, I’m years away from actually getting there, so I’m hoping I’ll have it figured out by then.

SCIENCE FICTION

  • WILD DISCOVERY. This is an idea I’ve teased more than once. I have a skeleton of an idea for a 12-novel series. It has an emphasis on struggling for survival in extreme environments and, obviously, sex between humans and aliens. I also have the first two covers for them and they look really cool. I’m likely going to put a lot of focus into this one in 2020 because it’s the most developed.

  • UNTITLED HAREM EROTICA. I got an idea earlier this year that I’ve been tossing around in my head, trying to see if I can make it work. It’s similar to Parasexual in that it’s more erotica focused with a harem bent. I want it to be a more ‘feel-good’ story, though there will be some sadness to it. I’m still sketching this one out and I might even possibly drop it altogether if I can’t make it work, so we’ll see.

  • OTHER. Honestly, I don’t have a lot else for this universe planned. I have a few vague notions, but there’s a good chance that these ideas will be either abandoned or cannibalized for the other two series. I want to wind this universe down and kind of put it to sleep.

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

  • PARASEXUAL. I mostly covered this one up above, so not much new info here. I still don’t know how long this series will go on for. I have notions and ideas, and I do have an ending planned, but it really depends on ideas. As I mentioned before, if I had to ballpark it right now, maybe six novels, maybe eight. That’s a very rough estimate and I plan to actually sit down and figure out a better outline for the whole series in the near future.

  • OTHER. I actually have no other ideas for this universe. For whatever reason, I’ve always struggled to write in contemporary paranormal romance. Who knows? I might come up with some really cool idea at some point in the future, but I doubt it. So like the Science Fiction universe, I intend to put this universe to bed so that I can focus on other things as soon as Parasexual is wrapped up.

POST APOCALYPTIC

  • HAVEN. I pretty much covered this one up above. Not much else to say.

  • UNTITLED HAREM EROTICA. So, I have an idea that I haven’t quite attempted before, and I’m really into it, and I’m really excited to write it. I don’t want to give anything about it away. This one will also be a series with a big emphasis on survival, sex, and building relationships between characters. I plan to start writing it after Haven is wrapped up.

  • OTHER. As far as other ideas go, I do have one more series planned that will kind of tie together everything I’ve written in this universe so far, while at the same time telling its own story, somewhat similar to the Fantasy one. The only difference there is that I actually know how I want to handle this and that there isn’t going to be as much build up. Like with the others, I will put this universe to sleep after wrapping up this final series. In general, as much as I like shared universes, I do want to move away from them towards singular storylines like most other authors who seem to be actually succeeding in their careers. I’d like to do that too. I’m honestly a little surprised because I thought people would like shared universes, what with how well Avengers is doing. Maybe they just have the market cornered? Or people who like Avengers don’t like to read erotica?

STAND ALONE SERIES

  • UNTITLED SCI-FI SURVIVAL HORROR. So, I’ve dabbled here and there with horror elements. I like horror. I want to try my hand at writing it. It won’t be terribly different from the other stuff I’ve written, just a bit scarier. Honestly, I’m not even sure I can truly call this a horror. This will be set in a future where civilization has been shattered by a terrible event that left most people scrambling to survive. Trust is difficult between survivors, and everything is extremely dangerous. It’ll be a kind of harem, with one male survivor getting stranded in a bad situation and slowly building up a crew of other female survivors who each bring something unique to the table in terms of survival. It’ll definitely have some aliens in it, and interracial sex and love. I’m super excited for this one, which makes me sad that I have to put it off for so long.

  • UNTITLED SUPER HERO SERIES. So I’ve noticed that super hero harem fiction is big, which makes sense given how Avengers is dominating everything everywhere. I don’t know if it’ll still be popular by the time I get around to writing this, but I guess it doesn’t matter too much. I ended up coming up with an idea and some characters that I like a lot.

  • UNTITLED GAME-LIT SERIES. Like super hero stuff, game related stuff is massive. I came up with an idea that I think has a lot of potential, and I think might also be kind of different from other aspects of popular game-lit erotica stories out there. This one might be riskier because I’ll be I guess…how to put it? Caring less what popular convention is doing, and more just writing an idea that I love. Writing what you love and saying damn the consequences sounds great, except it might sell like shit and suck up months and months of your time, which is risky. But who knows, maybe people will love it. I hope so, I really like the idea.

  • UNTITLED MASSIVE CROSSOVER. So this one sounds weird, but this is an idea I’ve had for a long time now. It sounds kind of nuts, but I have an idea to pull beings and ideas from all my universes and put them into a new, unique environment. I honestly have no idea when I’ll get to this one, and I think it would actually make more sense to create new universes (i.e. the stand-alone series I’m mentioning) before writing it, so that there’s more content to draw on. It’ll be a bit more ambitious, so I want to wait a few years until I’m better at writing and planning.

  • UNTITLED DYSTOPIAN ACTION SERIES. This is the last idea that I have that I feel is coherent enough to be properly expressed. Basically, it’s a dark future where an alien empire overtook the Earth and now rules with an iron fist. It’ll focus on the underground rebellion. This one will be a lot more story/action oriented. There will still be sex and romance, but not as much.

  • OTHER IDEAS. So I only have two other series ideas. One is a cyberpunk erotica series, but I haven’t been able to make that one work, and I’m not sure if I ever will. The second is a human-on-furry series that’s a lot like my Paranormal universe. Basically, the big difference there is that instead of paranormals, it’s furries that share the Earth with humans. You can see the problem, given that I had a lot of trouble writing for that universe. I think I’m just bad at writing just romance or just erotica, I need to have some other main plot going on in there. Besides these two, I do have some other ideas floating around, stuff I’ve come up with over the years, some of it much more…normal, I guess is the word? Normal in that it’s humans fucking humans in a modern setting. Nothing weird or out there or fantastic about it. I still have these tucked away and may eventually get around to writing them. Although now that I feel like I don’t have to turn to writing what’s popular, I’ll probably just change these storylines and put them in my shared universes and make it between a guy and an alien or a guy and a paranormal, something like that. Way easier to write.

And that’s basically all of it! I’d say that I easily have enough ideas to keep me going for the next decade, probably longer. And I have no intention of stopping writing. Writing is really the only thing I’m any good at, it seems. I love writing so much that I want to keep doing it for the rest of my life!

I hope everyone reading this has a happy 2019, and that things as a whole go better for the world. I’m going to be working really hard on getting my readers a lot of new content, and I would like to say thank you so very much for supporting me in any and all the ways that you do. I genuinely, deeply appreciate it all!

Also, one little PS. I’ve updated my Patreon a slight bit. 1$/month Supporters will now get access to the first two chapters of my in-progress titles, as I will be posting the first chapter for free to my website! Also, in case anyone who is reading this isn’t aware of my Patreon, 5$/month Supporters get early access to nude versions of my cover art! It comes out one month after it’s released on my Patreon, so if you don’t want to or can’t donate, don’t feel like you have to. Eventually, everything released through my Patreon does get released to the general public.

Thanks again for reading, and happy new year!

The Misty Vixen Newsletter (December 2018)

Here we are. The last month of the year, and the beginning of the horror that is winter. Let’s get this started.

WHAT HAPPENED IN NOVEMBER

Admittedly, most of November was kind of dead, but then I got a bunch of stuff done at the end there!

I released five novels! And one of them wasn’t a re-release!

Sorry it took so long to get Parasexual 2 out. Although the edits went fairly quickly, there was some trouble with the cover art. But it’s up now! Now, let’s talk about this month.

WHAT I WANT TO HAPPEN IN DECEMBER

DEMONESS

I’ll lead with the cool news: I am officially over 1/3 finished writing Demoness IV! I’ve actually been doing pretty good at consistently writing it almost every day. I’m feeling pretty good about how it’s coming out and I do fully intend to go full steam ahead with it, making it my main focus until it is finished. If we’re very lucky, I’ll have it out in January, but I don’t want to make any promises because I have other things going on in the background and, on top of that, I’m already beginning to feel the effects of winter. Mainly I’m just fucking exhausted a lot and it’s hard to focus.

I do intend to have the expanded version of Demoness up this month. I also intend to have Fun in the Forest published through the KU as well, but I’m currently waiting on the cover art. Once these two things are complete, I will finally re-enroll all three Demoness novels back into the KU. I also intend to have The Former Princess published this month as well, but it’s looking a little iffy. We’ll see. It basically completely depends on whether or not I can get the cover art for it.

PARASEXUAL

I have officially planned Parasexual 3, though I have yet to begin writing it. I want to get through writing at least half of Demoness IV before I begin dividing my attention once again. I wanted to give out a little word of warning with regards to Parasexual 3: it’s going to be somewhat different than any of the other books in the entire series. As for why this is happening, well…I’m not sure. It just kind of came out that way. As I was planning it, it just felt necessary. So I guess what I’m saying is, don’t expect the elements of Parasexual 3 that stick out as different to become the new normal.

RE-RELEASES

Although I’m 99% positive that it will be impossible to do, I would like to get all of my re-releases out before the end of the year. It’s a lofty goal and it depends on a few things, but it’s what I’d like to do.

Now, the second thing might be disappointing to some people, but I think most people won’t care. After thinking about it for awhile now, I’ve decided that I am not going to continue the Lust & Adventure series, nor am I going to write Sex & Survival 4. I do want to apologize, and offer an explanation. I’ll try to explain it best I can.

Something happened at the beginning of 2018. I’m not sure what, but I think I kind of reached a point where I just couldn’t keep writing episodic stories. For the first two years or so, I enjoyed what I was writing well enough. I mean, it was kind of overwhelming, often even, because I had to keep producing at such a breakneck pace, but I was able to keep it up without too much difficulty. (Again, for the most part.) Even up through December 2017 I was finishing up Desire, and doing a good job at getting regular content out. But then it came time to finish up Sex & Survival.

Since about Alien Harem, when I really began to settle into the six episode seasons, it took me roughly between one month and a month and a half to get a whole season written. Typically a month. I kept that up for just about 3 solid years. That’s a lot of writing. But in December of 2017 and January of 2018, I just hit this kind of wall. I think it was because I had gotten a taste of writing longer content. First with Demoness, which has become my favorite series I’ve ever written. Then I had a lot of fun writing The Misty Vixen Starter Pack (especially Like A Sex Toy) and Women of the Wild. But I was focusing on writing Demoness II for the first portion of 2018. And I just wanted to write it so much more than I wanted to write anything episodic. It felt so much more natural, it flowed so much better, it was just an all around far more rewarding experience to write. And you can really see this reflected in the Sex & Survival release dates.

Where as with basically every other season of every other series taking about a month to write, it took me over two and a half months to write Season Three of Sex & Survival, and that was after taking a month long break. I just didn’t want to write it. It was like pulling teeth. It was really awful. As the rest of 2018 played out and I started working on novels, it’s really, really hit home just how much I’ve come to dislike writing episodic fiction, and how much I really, really want to write longer works.

Because of this, I kind of feel like everything I wrote before Demoness II (with the exception of Demoness & Women of the Wild) is kind of part of its own era. Publishing Demoness II was like beginning a new chapter in my writing career. And so honestly I just don’t want to go back. I want to go forward. I want to write new content instead of rehashing older stuff.

It was why I decided against rewriting Alien Harem and Valkyries. And it’s why I’ve decided to leave Lust & Adventure and Sex & Survival alone and not continue those series.

There’s other reasons too, but that is the biggest one. For Lust & Adventure, I ultimately felt like any of the ideas I was coming up with for continuing that series would be way more useful as material for Women of the Wild or Demoness. For Sex & Survival, well, I feel like that series really floundered. Even people who liked it probably sensed this about it. Mainly, I just didn’t know what to do with the universe. It came from, I think, the fact that there are only really two types of enemies to fight: zombies and hostile people. Weirdly, this made me feel limited. I don’t know why, but it did. And so I finally had a breakthrough and came up with an idea of how to fix this. And so it makes more sense to begin fresh with a new series in the same universe, rather than write one more novel for a trilogy that isn’t that good to begin with.

I hope you can understand my reasoning and that you aren’t too upset if you were looking forward to future titles in those series.

OTHER

The big thing I want to say is that I’ll be having a big Christmas sale. I’m going to have all of my stand alone titles, and all the first books in every series, be free for five days, starting December 23rd and ending December 27th. I’m hoping this will kind of kick me back into popularity. If I could make even like half of what I did in May, I’d be living the goddamned high life.

The editing is going a lot slower than I’d hoped. So far, I’ve only managed to edit Wanderlust I. I’m halfway through Wanderlust II right now. I actually had my editor, who’s working on My Undead Lover right now, prepare to get back to editing the Demoness series, because something occurred to me. I’m not terribly far away from finishing up Demoness IV, and when it’s done, I’ll need to have them edit it right away. Which they can’t really do if they haven’t also read Demoness II & III, and Fun in the Forest & The Former Princess. Which is going to take time. Which means they should probably get started on it sooner instead of later, which means I’ll have to put a bit of a pause on editing the other titles. So great. I’m trying to get my fantasy universe backlog knocked out of the way first, as it’s by far the biggest. Once it’s over, I’ll feel a lot better, because it’ll get a lot easier.

I guess the only other thing I have to say is that I still do intend to work on my incest story, but, like before, there’s just too much other stuff going on. It will get there someday!

As I mentioned above, winter’s upon me now. It’s cold and miserable and it gets dark way too early. I’m combating it best I can, but I’m sure that I’m going to get worse before I get better. So if I’m slow or unresponsive, that’s why.

The Misty Vixen Newsletter (November 2018)

Okay, here we go.

WHAT HAPPENED IN OCTOBER

So, I managed to get at least a few things done in October.

I managed to publish four novels, a collection, and a bonus short story!

That’s the bulk of what I actually got done. Honestly, everything else I technically did or made progress on needs to be discussed in the next section, so let’s just move to that.

WHAT I WANT TO DO IN NOVEMBER

So, first of all, I should definitely have Parasexual 2 out in November. I finished writing it and have sent it over to my editor. Last I heard, she’s halfway through it or so. Once she gets done and tosses it back to me, I’ll do an edit for myself. I’m currently still waiting on the cover art for it, but I’m hoping that by the time I’m done editing, it’ll be ready. And then I’ll publish it! It’s about 12,000 words longer than Parasexual and I hope you like it.

Now, I’ve gotten the plan for Demoness IV all worked out, and I’m almost positive it’s going to be longer than Demoness III. Although I don’t think this trend of each book being longer than the last to continue beyond this next novel. It’s kind of just working out that way. And I could be wrong, Demoness IV could be roughly the same length or maybe even a little shorter, but I doubt it. I think I’d like to settle on an average length somewhere between 75,000 and 90,000 words. Which, to give you an idea of that, it would fall somewhere between 220 and 265 Kindle Pages. Demoness III was about 78,000 words and 229 Kindle Pages, which I feel pretty good about for length. On top of this, I have officially begun writing Demoness IV!

So when’s it coming out? Shit, I don’t know. I will work hard on it, but I’m just going to call it now and say it is not coming out in 2018. I’m looking at an early 2019 release date, but it might be as late as February or possibly even March. I will try hard to get it written, but writing it alongside Parasexual 3 and all the editing I’ll be doing, combined with the fact that we’re heading into winter now means that I probably won’t be writing super fast.

And yeah, I’ll begin writing Parasexual 3 this month as well. I’m going to try and have it out sometime in December.

Now, let’s discuss some of the bigger things happening.

In a previous post I mentioned that I now have a friend of mine editing my works. Since I have always wanted another pair of eyes on my work, and because she agreed to it, I have decided to just go ahead and have her edit my entire fucking library. And because I’m, in some ways, a precision freak, I’ll feel the need to read over everything that gets edited as well to see if I can catch anything else.

Now, because I’m going over (for the last fucking time) my entire library again, I have also decided to do something that I really should have done from the beginning: create a timeline. Now this primarily will refer to my fantasy universe, given that there really hasn’t been much content written for the paranormal and post-apocalyptic universes, and the timeline for the science fiction universe is pretty straightforward. I’ll be taking the opportunity to go back and look at all the clues I wrote into the works, because although I did have a rough idea of when stuff takes place, and on a very basic level you can figure out the timeline in terms of the order of titles published. Wanderlust is first, and I think My Undead Lover and Royal Lust took place sometime during or shortly after, and obviously Royal Lust takes place after My Undead Lover, then comes Lust & Adventure, then Demoness, then Women of the Wild. There are some specific references in there, like Lydia in Demoness III, so I do feel like I need to actual create a document with a definitive timeline instead of just having it as this vague notion in my head. I’ll release it on the website for those who care, and I’ll do the same for the science fiction universes.

Next on the list: I’ll be re-publishing Alien Harem & Valkyries as they were instead of doing full rewrites. I came to this decision after going back and expanding Desire and Demoness. The reason is because I realized that I don’t like going backwards. Expanding those two novellas was kind of grueling work, and it made me realize that going back and rewriting two of my series, even though they could use it, would take a LOT of my time and although at first I’d probably enjoy myself, I would quickly tire of it and eventually I’d start dreading it, which means that it would not only take longer but would sap my energy while working on other projects. So, if you were looking forward to that, I am sorry.

Okay, so because I like doing stuff like this, I’ll just make a list of my stories that still need tending to, or changes are being made, or are upcoming. So here we go.

  • DEMONESS. Okay, actually a lot to say about this. First of all, I did finish expanding Demoness I. I added in about 15,000 words. It has been edited by my editor, although I haven’t gotten to edit it yet. Unfortunately, it’s going to be a little while before I get that version uploaded and get the Demoness books enrolled in the Kindle Unlimited. Here’s why: I want to have everything perfect and ready to go before I do so. So what’s required to getting everything perfect? Well, Demoness I, II, & III needs to be edited by both myself and my editor, as well as Fun in the Forest and The Former Princess. On top of that, I am going to have cover art made for both of those shorts as well. On top of that, and this is important, I am not going to keep those stories free. Why the hell am I doing that? Well, honestly, not that many people are reading them, based on the metrics I’m getting. I honestly think way more people would read them if I published them and enrolled them in the Kindle Unlimited. Which means I need to take them down from my website. So here’s what I’ll do in the future: I’ll first put the free shorts that take place in between the novels (because I intend to do more) on my website for a little bit, give people the chance to read them, then I’ll take them down for publication. And there will be warning ahead of time, so if you follow my Twitter, you should be fine. So it’ll be a little while before anything visible happens relating to Demoness, several months at least.

  • OLDER CONTENT. So I still have some older content to re-release. Alien Harem 1 & 2, the Valkyries Trilogy, and Sex & Survival 1, 2, & 3. I’ll put up Alien Harem and the Valkyries Trilogy as soon as I get cover art for them, and I’ll put up Sex & Survival as soon as I get closer to writing Sex & Survival 4. After that, I’ll be done re-publishing stuff!

MY UNIVERSES

  • FANTASY. This one is my main focus right now. Demoness is going to continue for quite awhile, although I honestly will have to take a break at some point to focus on other stuff. I also still need to at some point continue the Women of the Wild series, but I’m still not sure when that’ll be. That goes double for Lust & Adventure, which I won’t be re-publishing until I’m ready to write Lust & Adventure IV, which I’ve got no idea when that’ll be. I do have really, really big plans for this universe, like a huge, epic, world-changing adventure featuring, in one form or another, probably every main and most side characters I’ve written about, and some not yet written about. I’ve laid down a few very, very vague hints alluding to a larger story so far, and more will be coming in the future, but it’ll be quite awhile before I get to this.

  • SCIENCE FICTION. I don’t have a whole lot of plans for this one, actually. After getting all the older stuff re-published, I currently have one more idea for a decently long running series called Wild Discovery, which is more of a survival erotica. It’s going to take place ten or maybe fifteen years after all the other stories and feature a new alien race. I do have another vague idea for a series set in this universe, but it hasn’t really taken shape yet, so if I do get around to it, it’ll be awhile. I think there’s a decent chance that Wild Discovery, which I think will run for 12 novels, but that could change, will be the end of the Sci-Fi universe for awhile.

  • PARANORMAL. So this one I’m definitely bringing to a close for the foreseeable future when I finish up Parasexual. I have a few vague ideas, but honestly, this is the universe I find it hardest to write for, or at least come up with ideas for. Since I have so many other ideas jostling for my attention, I see no reason to try and expand this universe any further if I’m having a lot of trouble.

  • POST-APOCALYPTIC. So, I actually had a breakthrough earlier this year in terms of making this universe more viable. After Sex & Survival 4 is written, I plan on writing Haven, which takes place about a year later and I feel really good about, then another series that I actually think might be really awesome, or at the very least, it will hit a certain fetish that I’ve brought up a few times now very hard. And then after that I’ll do probably one more series that kind of unites the protagonists from Sex & Survival, Haven, and the unnamed series, and be kind of a climax. Then I’ll probably set that universe aside, unless I get some extremely compelling idea.

  • WHAT ELSE? Something that I’ve been thinking about is moving away from shared universes and doing stand-alone series. Let me give you a little bit of an idea of stories I’ve got waiting in the wings. Although I never thought I’d say so because I don’t chase trends, after realizing that super hero stories and LitRPG or GameLit stories are so popular, I thought about it and realized that I actually have a few ideas. So I’ll be doing a super hero series and a GameLit series. I mentioned on Twitter that I recently got an idea for a Sci-Fi/Horror series. I really, really want to write this one and really like it, so that’s definitely on the list. Those three will definitely be my main focus after I wrap up some of my shared universes (probably not permanently but for awhile). Besides that, I have an idea for a kind of big crossover series of all my universes (sounds crazy, I know, but I’ve got a good idea.) I also have an idea for an action series that follows a group of freedom fighters trying to overthrow an alien government in the future after an alien invasion occurred and Earth became occupied. I have other, even vaguer ideas floating around that haven’t really coalesced into anything yet. So obviously I have ideas for years and years of content. When 2019 rolls around, I’ll probably do a big retrospective and look forward and go into all this a bit more.

So that’s about it. Because of all this editing and writing that’s going to be going on, I’m probably going to go a little quiet for the rest of the year and somewhat into 2019, just working my ass off on getting it all done. Honestly, I will be feeling SO much better once all this editing is out of the way, the timelines are made, the old stuff is re-published, and Sex & Survival 4 is written and out. Because once all that is done, I will return to simply looking forward again, and working on maybe two things at a time and being able to have a clearer, more focused mind and get a lot more written a lot quicker!

The Misty Vixen Newsletter (October 2018)

Oh wow…

So September was a fairly big month for drastic changes on my part.

Let’s get started.

WHAT HAPPENED IN SEPTEMBER

Let’s get the simple stuff out of the way first.

I published four novels and a collection!

Obviously that’s not the release schedule I originally had set. I’m beginning to suspect that release schedules aren’t really compatible with me. Something I typed during the last Newsletter was “I need to prepare like 12 novels for re-release. Which, admittedly, won't take a LOT of time, but I can't just release them when they're done.” But after I wrote that, I began thinking about it, and asked myself…well, why? Why can’t I?

Why not just release something if it’s ready?

And that’s why I got the Paranormal Passions Trilogy out. They were ready. Why wait? But I’ll get more into this later.

I posted five more free short stories.

That represents the last of my ‘reserve’, as in, stories I had leftover from the Quickies collections and other collections. It’s possible there might be a few more, as I have yet to fully go over Sex & Survival, and I think one or two of the bonus shorts I wrote for it might not so comfortably fit in a novel format, but we’ll see.

Now, as for the bigger stuff.

My Patreon Library is gone. There is no 10$ tier any longer. The reason for this is because I decided to rejoin the Kindle Unlimited. Why in the fuck did I decide to do that? For a long explanation, read this. For a short version? It’s…complicated. Honestly, I feel like I’ll just butcher it if I try to shorten it. Just go check out that blog post. But that’s why it’s gone, I can’t have my titles that are enrolled in the KU available literally anywhere else. The biggest bonus of this is that a lot of people who had to stop reading me because they were only able to do so through the KU now get to read me again!

My Patreon is still there, and anyone who wants to help out is still really appreciated.

Uh…what else did I do last month? It wasn’t a great month. Besides the generalized anxiety and depression issues, I had a death in the family. Still kind of dealing with that. If I seem kind of erratic or scatterbrained, that’s probably why.

Oh, if you missed it, I did write a rare blog post about my views on the fact that I write feel good stories. Check it out.

I think that’s about it.

THINGS I’M GOING TO DO IN OCTOBER

Well, first off, I do intend to get the Desire series back out. The first one is going through the publishing process as we speak. It will be enrolled in the Kindle Unlimited. Going forward, practically everything I write should be. The release dates I have on my release schedule might not hold up because I’m waiting on the cover art, but otherwise the books are done and ready to go. I expanded Desire by about 12,000 words, so even if you read it before, maybe pick it up again. Or read it through the KU. Otherwise, nothing new for Desire 2, 3, & 4.

I’m going to try and get a free short story that takes place in between Demoness III & IV out. It’s set about a month or so after the end of Demoness III and will be just a fun little adventure story. And it will be featuring a character from another, much older fantasy story of mine!

I fully intend to update my novel Demoness this month. As I mentioned earlier, I really wanted to go back and expand it a bit for a few reasons. Mainly because when I was writing it, I didn’t know it was going to be one of my favorite stories and the beginning novel in my freaking flagship franchise. I’ve already begun the process and I have to say, going back and even just re-reading/editing over what I had so far, it’s given me a chance to clean up some inconsistencies that I wasn’t really thinking about because again, I didn’t know I’d be doing a second or third book, let alone probably my biggest series ever! There isn’t going to be a massive amount of content added. I’m shooting for about 14,000 words, bringing the total wordcount up to roughly 45,000 words. So still pretty short for a book, but a bit more respectable I think. What can you expect? Some more interaction between John and Yelena, some more sex scenes, (obviously), and mainly an extension of the plot point near the end of the book where they help Lily by taking out a necromancer’s experiment gone wrong. That’s going to be a bit more of a thing. Now, if you already have this book, you should be able to simply go in and download the updated version. If you have the Kindle Unlimited, just borrow and read! Once this update gets pushed out, I’ll be enrolling Demoness II & III in the KU as well.

Now, with regards to me being in the Kindle Unlimited, please take note that right now, the only titles currently not enrolled in the KU are my Demoness Trilogy and Women of the Wild. Everything else (with the exception of my episodic titles and their complete seasons, and my already free titles,) is in the KU. So if you missed anything, check it out!

Now let’s talk about why I’m seriously beginning to doubt the idea of a release schedule. It occurred to me not too long ago when I was working on Parasexual 2. At present, I’m halfway to my approximated word count that I expected it to come out to. However, I don’t think I’m halfway done with the story. This seems to be happening more than ever now than I’m writing actual novels. I don’t know if it’s just the fact that I’m working with longer material and I’ll eventually get a better hang of it…or if it’s just something I’m personally bad at.

I’m also thinking that Demoness IV is going to be longer than Demoness III, and Demoness III was the longest thing I’ve ever written.

So this is why I want to relax the release schedule, and I think you’ll agree with me: Whenever I hear about some kind of creative endeavor that suffered at the cost of the release date, (this happens with video games a lot, in my experience), I always get sad and wish that they would have just been allowed to take the extra few months, or even the extra year. I mean, Dragon Age II needed more time, and clearly suffered because of it. Dragon Age III, on the other hand, was given an extra year, and it fucking SHINES as a result. (DA: Inquisition was fucking amazing.)

So my point is this: I think most of you, as an audience, would rather I take the time to get it right instead of hitting an arbitrary release date. Which is why I’m basically just going to be a lot more loose with the release schedule and probably change it to a ‘What I’m Working On’ page.

Don’t worry, I’m not going to George R. R. Martin it up and stretch this shit out for months or years. Believe me, I still want to get these stories to you as much as I hope you want to read them.

So, with that being said, how are things going with Parasexual 2 and Demoness IV? Not as well as I’d like, but I also believe in being honest.

I’m probably a good 2/5 of the way done with Parasexual 2. And starting this week I intend to get back on the horse and ride hard to the finish line of this book. I am going to try and not let life get in the way as much as it has been over the past several months and just get this book written.

Demoness IV is still in the planning stages. I honestly thought I’d have begun writing it by now, but after writing the third book, I needed a break. I needed time to just step away and let all the ideas I have for IV stir up, then settle down, so I can sort through them and assemble them as best I can. I’ve got the skeleton of the book uncovered and I intend to have a fully fleshed-out plan by the end of this week.

I feel like that’s all the big stuff out of the way. Now, where I’m at with the other stuff cluttering up the background.

Kyra’s Game, my incest erotica, hasn’t seen any progress. I still really want to write this, I’m just too goddamned busy.

Lust & Adventure. The more I think about it, the more I think I’m going to just pull this down for now and put it back into storage. I’m not abandoning this series, but I do need to put it on ice for now. I don’t think too many people will be upset because I honestly don’t know if this series had a lot of fans. I'll be honest and admit that I’m not 100% sure why I feel like doing this, only that my instincts are telling me to. I think one reason is that I don’t want yet another series sitting idle on Amazon. I’ve already got Women of the Wild stalled for now.

Now that Desire is expanded and out of the way, I think that once I get Demoness expanded, and that Demoness short story written and finished, I’ll be able to begin turning my spare attention to Sex & Survival 4. Once I get that out of the way, I’ll technically be caught up! I do still need to rewrite Alien Harem and Valkyries, but those can definitely wait.

I’d really like to get to the point where I’m just hammering away at Demoness and Parasexual. Although I honestly am not sure when Demoness is going to end, I’m confident that Parasexual will not end up a mega-series like Demoness. It’ll definitely reach its end before too long. I have rough ideas for want I want to do for Parasexual 3 & 4, and I feel confident there will be at least a 5, possibly a 6. But again…we’ll really have to see. I’m not really a fan of keeping a series going for the sake of money. I have so many other ideas I really want to get to! Once Parasexual ends, I think I’ll start work on Haven. But that’s getting ahead of myself.

I think that’s everything. The only other thing to say is that now I’m living with background fear that I’m going to get slammed by Amazon again and I might not walk away the next time. Unfortunately, I have to play Russian Roulette if I want to actually succeed in life. Is it fair? Fuck no. But as everyone is apparently so goddamned thrilled to point out: Life isn’t fair.

Wish me luck. I’ll try to work harder and write faster.

The Misty Vixen Newsletter (September 2018)

So now August has come to a close and we're into September. First, let's talk about what happened in August, so then I can talk about what's going to happen, because I've had another, I guess you could say 'shift in perspective'.

WHAT HAPPENED IN AUGUST

First of all, I published three novels and a collection!

On a small side note, I am just so thrilled to finally have Demoness III out. I really hope you like this one. I feel pretty good about how it came out.

Secondly, I put up some more free short stories!

Please take note of that first one, because while all the others were already written at some point over the last few years, the Demoness short is brand new, and it adds additional content to the Demoness series!

I would also like to point out that as a little experiment, I posted that short story to SMASHWORDS. The price I set is 'Choose Your Own Price', so you can get it for free, or you can throw a few more dollars at me. I kind of did this as a way to give another option for people who want to go above and beyond and help me out financially, but honestly, if you grab it for free, I won't mind at all.

Thirdly, I added more titles to The Misty Vixen Library over on Patreon.

I managed to get ALMOST all of the links updated. With the exception of one single link, which is, for some reason, Women of the Wild: The Dryad on Kobo. The Wanderlust series took awhile to show up there as well, so it should be there before too long. But I doubt anyone is dying to get Women of the Wild on Kobo.

I think that about covers everything. Let's talk about what I intend to do in September, and some of the changes I've made at large.

THINGS I'M GOING TO DO IN SEPTEMBER

Firstly, I am going to release, for sure, two novels. ADVENTUROUS and PARANORMAL PASSIONS. And, in fact, I already have released Adventurous! You can get it right HERE for 2.99$! I'll release a more full blog post on that soon. Paranormal Passions will drop the 15th.

Secondly, I'll be releasing more short stories. I've decided to release them on Mondays and Thursdays. Now, among those short stories, I'm going to try release two more Demoness shorts that take place between Demoness III & IV. One of them features a cameo from another novel!

Thirdly, I'll be adding four more titles to The Misty Vixen Patreon Library.

  • HELLCATS 3
  • HELLCATS: THE COMPLETE TRILOGY
  • PARANORMAL PASSIONS
  • PARANORMAL PASSIONS 2

That's the stuff I'm fairly confident about, let's get into murkier waters.

I have begun working on Parasexual 2. I have it fully planned out and I'm about 1/5 of the way done right now. I'll say now that it is my intent to have Parasexual 2 published by the end of this month. If all goes well, that should definitely be within the realm of possibility. However, given how things have been going this year, I feel confident that something will go wrong this month and fuck up my schedule. If (or, let's be honest, when,) that happens, I'll almost certainly be able to publish it next month.

Now, for the big changes.

First of all, I am not going to be writing Women of the Wild II this year. I'm doing this for a few reasons, but mainly the reason is that I'm thinking it's not a great idea to have two stories in the same universe going on at the same time. The reason for that is because it's a good way to get burned out. Another reason for that is that I began trying to work on Women of the Wild II and it just didn't feel right. I don't quite know how else to describe it. A third reason I'm doing this is because I feel like my head, and my schedule, are too cluttered right now.

One of the things I didn't really realize that I enjoyed about my writing career was that I didn't really feel like I was falling behind schedule, unless I missed a few days or took a week off. But that was a small, obvious, easy behind schedule. It was pretty simple: I was working on a season of something, and I'd have another season of something else in the wings, and wouldn't think too far beyond that. I mean, I had plans, but I didn't quite obsess over them or anything. But now, I have a shitload of stuff kind of just clogging up my head. Suddenly, I've committed to re-releasing stuff and expanding stuff.

I need to prepare like 12 novels for re-release. Which, admittedly, won't take a LOT of time, but I can't just release them when they're done.
I need to expand Desire so that it reaches at least some kind of minimum standard length for a novel.
I need to write Sex & Survival 4.
I need to rewrite Alien Harem.

This stuff takes time and energy, and that, combined with stuff that just keeps cropping up in my real life, basically means that my work ethic is shit. Sorry if it sounds like I'm whining. I guess I am, but I'd rather whine the truth than try to bullshit you or even just stonewall everyone like some people do.

So, long story short, I'm going to try and focus on A) Rebuilding my work ethic and B) Finish off these projects, over the course of the rest of 2018. I don't think I can do ALL of these things, as well as a few other things I want to do, but I'm fairly confident that I can polish off a decent amount of it.

Okay, final part of this month's update. Here is the list of things I intend to try and do by the time we hit 2019. The first one is big and I've never mentioned it before.

  • EXPANDING DEMONESS. Yes, this is something that's been on my mind for a little while now. It's obvious that Demoness is my primary series right now, and probably will be for a while to come. It's also obvious that if I want to be more successful, I need to market Demoness. And it is only logical to really market the first book in the series. Unfortunately, Demoness is too short to be marketed by the most successful and biggest marketing places. I.e. Bookbub. On top of that, a lot of reviews/comments I've gotten, even good ones, lament how short the book is. At the time, I thought I was just writing another novella. I didn't realize that it would be the first book in a lengthy series. But here we are. I have an idea to expand the book an appreciable amount. Obviously, I imagine people who already purchased it are wondering about how they will get this updated version. The good news is it's fairly easy and you won't have to spend any more money. I'll explain more when I do the actual release. As for the paperback version? Well...I can't update that digitally, unfortunately. I guess the best I'll be able to do there is temporarily lower the price of the paperback. I can probably afford to shave off 2$, so if you want to pick up the expanded edition, it will at least be cheaper. Sorry I can't do better than that.
  • EXPANDING DESIRE & RE-RELEASING THAT SERIES. So, I'm in the process of expanding Desire right now. There will be somewhere between 10,000 and 15,000 words of extra scenes added in. After that I'll be re-releasing Seasons 1 - 3, making Desire a four part series. I'm honestly no longer sure if I'm going to do Desire 5. I mean, I have an idea, but it's not a very compelling one. I feel like I've probably done all I want to with that series. I may feel differently in the future, but the more I think about it, the more it feels right to let it rest. I'll publishing Desire 1 - 4 over the course of November and December.
  • RE-RELEASE PARANORMAL PASSIONS. This one is simple, just a basic re-release of the Paranormal Passions series. These will be released this month and next month. No new content, nothing special.
  • SEX & SURVIVAL 4. Due to the way my schedule falls, Sex & Survival will not be re-released until early 2019, over the course of January and February. However, I will try to write Sex & Survival 4 this year so that it'll be ready to go. I'm positive that four novels will be as far as Sex & Survival goes. Mainly I want to get this one written and out of the way because it really sets the stage for my next big series in that universe: Haven. Which I'm really excited for.
  • FREE SHORTS. Right now, I have five more short stories ready to release. On top of that, as I mentioned above, I plan on writing and releasing two more shorts that take place between Demoness III & IV. I'm still figuring out if I'll be removing any of the bonus content from as-yet-re-released titles because they screw with the pacing. There might be some more free shorts from Paranormal Passions, Desire, Sex & Survival, and Lust & Adventure.
  • LUST & ADVENTURE. So, I'll be preparing Lust & Adventure for re-release in 2019. Nothing's really going to change there, but I'll need more time to figure out if I'm going to continue that series. I have an idea and there's a lot of potential there, but my main focuses in that universe are Demoness & Women of the Wild.
  • KYRA'S GAME. This is that incest-themed free story I was talking about. Production has unfortunately stalled on this, but I really do want to write and release this in 2018, and I intend to.
  • ALIEN HAREM. I honestly don't think I'll get to this in 2018. I'm probably going to wait until I wrap up Parasexual, and I'm no longer even sure when that's going to be. That series might go on for a little while. But I mentioned it earlier so I thought I'd elaborate on it a bit. I intend to have it be a four-novel series.
  • PARASEXUAL & DEMONESS. These are to be my two main focuses for the rest of 2018. I fully intend to get Demoness IV out this year, and at the very least Parasexual 2 & 3, possibly even 4, but we'll see.

And that's about it. Sorry if this isn't what you wanted to hear, it's just that it's been a rough fucking year for me and I'm kind of grappling with a few things behind the scenes in real life as well. I'll keep trying to do the best I can to get more content out quickly.

The Misty Vixen Newsletter (August 2018)

It's August now and time for another newsletter! (I like writing these.)

So, let's talk about July. Some things happened, most of them good!

WHAT HAPPENED IN JULY

First, I published three novels!

Second, I posted some free short stories to my website!

Those are the obvious things, but I've been doing a few other things in the background. The biggest thing I'm doing is republishing all of my older episodic titles. I took them down in May out of desperation when Amazon was trying to kill my career (they succeeded in at least maiming it. Seriously, fuck Amazon.) Now, I wanted to just put them all back up at once, but the problem is that although I made Amazon take all of my titles out of the Kindle Unlimited, they haven't technically fully done that. Most of my titles now sit in a kind of twilight zone where although you cannot get the titles through the Kindle Unlimited any longer, titles that had already been borrowed would remain in the Kindle Unlimited user's libraries until they naturally fell out of the KU.

This wouldn't be too much of a problem, (except for my apprehension that whatever originally tripped up their bot or AI or algorithm or whatever the holy FUCK has broken and is falsely flagging accounts might trip it again if my stuff is still in the KU...) but the main problem is that any titles that were unpublished, (i.e. most of them), if I try to republish them before they have fallen out of the KU, they will then be available in the KU again!

Obviously I don't want this to happen.

So I've been holding off, watching the list of titles still in the KU gradually dwindle across May, June, and July. The good news is that almost all of them are out now! The last one will fall out in mid August.

The good news is that the first title in several different series/trilogies became available to re-publish in July, and I did so. I then went ahead and tried to make every one of them free! I almost succeeded! All that's left is Amazonian's Love #1. Amazon has been kind of finicky lately, so I don't really know when or even if they're going to get around to making good on their promise of making that free.

Okay, I'm going to ramble for a little bit about this.

I debated for a little while whether or not to go ahead and put all the episodes back up, because on the one hand, I'm going to be eventually republishing superior, cheaper versions of them. So should I even bother? But then the somewhat more business-oriented part of my brain, (the one that probably actually keeps me alive, fed, and in an actual house because bills are a thing), pointed out that it's money and exposure left on the table. I've already gone through the process of writing, editing, formatting, and creating cover art for dozens upon dozens of titles, so why not put them back up there? Because my Complete Seasons are still up as well, and people are buying them, and apparently no one seems to mind.

So what you are seeing is basically the compromise between those two schools of thought. I'm going ahead and republishing everything, although they WILL be taken down in advance of republication of them in new novel form, some of which are still months off. However, I will be dropping the price of each of the individual episodes to 99 cents, and I won't be republishing the triple-pack collections, since they've now pretty much been rendered redundant by the Complete Seasons, and because they were really just for the fans who didn't want to wait even a minute longer for extra content, or for the fans who really wanted to go the extra mile to support me.

Now that all that is out of the way...

Not all of them are republished yet. As I said before, not all of them are out of the KU yet, but also I want to wait to really make the big push and republish/update until all of the six starting episodes are made free, and until Wanderlust - The Complete Series, is published.

Now the reason for THAT is because I'm a bit of a neurotic author. I work very hard to keep the back matter of my titles updated. I don't want there to be dead links in the backs of my books. For example, I have published a new version of Royal Lust since the last time most of those episodes were updated. If, in theory, someone grabbed one or multiple of those episodes as a reader discovering me for the first time, read it, then began checking out the back matter to see what else I have to offer, then sees Royal Lust and thinks it sounds cool, then clicks on it...they'd get taken to a dead page because I have since unpublished the old version and published a brand new version!

Not good for me.

Now, I know that the chances of this happening are probably pretty slim. Out of the people who do actually buy and then read my titles, how many of them check out the back matter? How many of those people in turn follow links? Probably not a high percentage. I have no analytics on that at all, but I'd guess less than 10%. However, I do feel confident that at least SOME people do, and I want those people to be able to have an easy time if they want to buy another one of my books, even if they're reading my oldest available title. This is why I work hard to try and keep the links fresh for ALL of my available stories. And this is another thing that had me hesitate, because this takes TIME!

Updating the back matter for a couple of dozen titles? It doesn't take that long. Updating them for a couple hundred?! Yes, that is quite the project.

So anyway, if you're interested, here's a link to the first episodes in my as-yet-republished series/trilogies.

Hopefully, at some point in the near future, Amazonian's Love Part 1 will be available for free as well!

I would really like to emphasize that if you're financially prudent, then it would make the most sense to wait until I re-release these titles as novels. However, if you don't want to wait and/or would like to give me more support, then all episodes will be available soon. Checking over my list, it's looking like I should be able to have everything up that will be going up by August 10th, 11th, or 12th. (I leave some wiggle room because although there is a set date at which the last title falls out, some factors can vary in the re-publishing process, either on Amazon's end if they decide to randomly throw another wrench at me, or on my end if something happens...or if I get distracted and lazy...)

Okay, now that all THAT shit is out of the way, let's talk about a few other things. I updated the Misty Vixen Patreon Library with several new titles in July! Here's a quick list.

For those of you who might have missed out on the announcement or might be new, if you sign up for my Patreon for 10$/month, you get instant access to most of my titles. Eventually, it will be all. As I mentioned above, I'm waiting for a last few to fall out of the Kindle Unlimited. Some titles will be posted up to two weeks early, and some will be posted about a day or so early, as I try to get stuff published as soon as it's done! (I'm so bad at release dates because of this.) Also, for 5$/month, you get early access to hot alternate nude versions of all my cover art! And for 1$/month, you get early access to the first chapters of my upcoming works.

For a complete guide to my Patreon Library, please follow this link.

I think that's everything for July. So what's happening in August?

THINGS I'M GOING TO DO IN AUGUST

All right! Let's talk about my goals.

First of all, I am for sure publishing three more titles. WANDERLUST IV on August 1st, WANDERLUST - THE COMPLETE SERIES on August 3rd, and AMAZONIAN'S LOVE on August 15th. I am also very confident that this is the month I will be publishing DEMONESS III. I'm sorry it has taken SO long! The good news is that it will definitely be longer than Demoness II, making it the longest single story I have ever published, and it feels like some of the best stuff I've ever written! I'm seriously really excited about Demoness III, I really hope everyone loves it.

Now, I do doubt that I'll be publishing anything else big this month. But that's three whole novels and a collection! However, I won't be lazing about, either. (Or, I'll try not to.) Very soon I'm going to begin planning and then writing PARASEXUAL 2. I've already got a very firm idea of what I want to do, how I want it to start and end, and some of the stuff in the middle. It should get published in September. Also, as soon as Demoness III is finished, I am immediately going to begin work on WOMEN OF THE WILD II: THE SNAKE WOMAN. I've got a rough idea for that one and it will become my main focus. That's probably going to come out in October.

Those are the big things I'm working on.

I also plan on releasing several new pieces of free content.

To begin with, it won't be long before I release DEMONESS - FUN IN THE FOREST. It's a brand new short story that takes place in between Demoness II & III, about a week after the end of Demoness II. John and Yelena go on a short adventure with a sexy and very curious felis woman. As of right now, it's about 3/4 of the way written.  It'll be posted for free as a blog post on my site as soon as it's written and edited. I'm also going to be posting a number of free shorts that I've gathered over the past few years that take place either in the Sci-Fi or Fantasy universe. I'm looking at about two a week until I run out. Finally, I mentioned earlier that I'm going to take the plunge and try writing a free incest erotica story. It's going to take place in my Sci-Fi Erotica Universe, though it will have no connection to any of the established characters or storylines so far. It'll just be its own thing. That will be posted on this website as well and have its own page. I'm still in the planning stages of that, but I won't wait until it's finished to post it. I'll be putting it up chapter by chapter. I hope you like it!

Information on all this free stuff can be found right here.

Next up is the Patreon Library. I plan on bringing some new titles to it this month. Here's a quick list.

  • AMAZONIAN'S LOVE
  • ADVENTUROUS
  • HELLCATS
  • HELLCATS 2
  • DEMONESS III

Next up is just a minor detail. I'm currently putting together some brand new cover art for my main free titles: Large & Lovely, Snakeskin, Blind Date, Pink, & The Pale Redhead. So far I've got two of them done. Hopefully it won't be too long before I get them all. I'm aiming at having those done this month.

Finally, I'm going wide! Also known as posting my books every else. So if you know someone who has a Nook, or someone who only buys things on Smashwords, or has whatever Kobo has as an eReader, then they will be able to read my works! I can't promise it will look as good as it does on Amazon, because I don't really have any control over the formatting, but it will at least be readable.

This is a kind of frustrating process. Some of my titles, like Exploration and My Undead Lover, and my freebies, are already available. But I'm running into difficulties with other, longer titles. I'm sure I can get it worked out before too long. If this does interest you, make sure to check the relevant pages on this site, as I've gone through and updated just about everything to include a full list of links.

Although I only link to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Kobo, and iTunes, I am apparently available in a lot of other places. I actually released a blog post detailing all of the places that I am available. Check it out here. Soon, I plan having all of my books available everywhere.

I think that's everything. I still feel like I'm in a transitional period and things just aren't running smoothly. On the personal front, I lost one of my keys off my laptop, which made writing a lot harder. Finally got that fixed today! I also mentioned previously that I was having kind of vague health concerns. Well...I'm still having them. At least some of it can be chalked up to anxiety, and my anxiety levels are actually returning to normal recently! But I'm still concerned that something is wrong, so that...makes me anxious. Still got a wait and see policy with all this. But it shouldn't really hinder my ability to write for the most part, and keeping busy is good.

I'm hoping that within a month or two I'll have all the extraneous stuff out of the way, and I can turn back into a writing machine like I have been at various points of my career. That will be really nice.

Thank you for reading and enjoying my stories!