Please Welcome Author Lacey Wolfe! Author of Amber's Muse
My advice to new writer’s.
I have been asked a few times if I had any advice for new writers. I scratched my head and wondered, why are you asking me? I am a brand spankin’ new author myself. Then I thought, maybe I do have some advice. This is all fresh in my head and maybe I just might have something useful to say.
The first thing I would say, forget the word aspiring if you’re using it. If you’re writing, then you’re a writer. Maybe you aspire to be published, but you aren’t for writing. Believe in yourself first and others will follow.
My next suggestion would be to get on twitter. At first I even thought authors would be sort of like celebs, stuck on themselves. Nope, wrong. They are super sweet and accepting. In fact, they want to congratulate you and see you succeed! Authors aren’t selfish and want all the glory for only themselves. The community on twitter is just awesome. If you’re having a bad day, there are surly five authors there to tell you they went through this too and it will get better. Share your rejections with them, and they laugh. They get them too and you will survive.
Another piece of advice is to submit your story and expect rejection. Rejection letters are never mean. The publisher never tells you flat out you suck. They tell you where you could improve. My first novella Amber’s Muse had about ten drafts before it was finally accepted. I learned so much from fellow authors and the rejection letters.
And my last piece of advice would be to find a few supportive readers who will be honest. You need someone who can say, “No, that didn’t work.” Instead of someone who just says, “It was great.” Remember, you want to get published, so you need to be critiqued. To learn more about me and what I am working on, head over to my website, www.laceywolfe.com
Sometimes it’s the person you least expect who can satisfy all your desires
By day Amber’s a librarian, and by night she hides away writing erotic romance novels. She has just one problem—not enough sexual experience to pull from. A recent steamy dream leaves Amber wondering if her neighbor Jax might be just the guy who can help her. He seems almost perfect to use as a sexual guinea pig, especially since she doesn’t have to worry about falling in love with him.
Jax has lived next door to Amber for a year and has tried everything he can think of to get her to notice him, but it hasn’t worked. Until recently. When Amber approaches him asking for his help, he’s ready to jump on board. When he learns exactly what kind of help she needs, he’s definitely willing.
Becoming involved with someone like Jax simply isn’t an option for Amber. He barely works, can’t manage his money, and has no ambition in life. So why does he suddenly seem so right for her?
Content Warning: explicit sex
It's always been my dream to be a writer. Ever sense I was a child, creating stories has been a passion of mine. I have always said that one day I would be an author. Finally, I am working on this dream of mine. I have two children who have been keeping me busy for the past 7 years. My youngest is starting pre-k this year and I have more time for me and to concentrate on what I want out of this life. So I am picking up pen and paper...well I guess keyboard and screen, and working on this dream. It isn't going to be easy. There will be many ups and downs, but I am ready. I know this dream will come true, my mom told me so, "You can be anything you want to be when you grow up." Thanks mom, here goes nothing!