A Thank-You and My Blog Plans for 2011

(c) istockphoto, EduLeite, 2010

Happy New Year! I hope each of you have a wonderful new year full of fantastic stories to read. As 2010 comes to a close here in the US, I’d like to thank each and every one of my readers for taking the time to check out my first two novels. I know there are many new authors, with loads of stories released every week in this genre, and I truly appreciate all of you for considering my work to be a part of your precious reading time. This has been a year full of firsts and wonderful experiences for me, and I couldn’t continue down this writing path (at least not in this manner) if there was no one to read my stories. Thank you all!! Also I thought I’d give everyone an update on my blogging plans for the coming year. I’ve enjoyed blogging this past year. It was a nice break from writing, and even if I was only posting a quick video or quote, it was fun to share various things I found inspiring, interesting, and entertaining with all of you. This next year, I’m going to continue posting on a regular schedule (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, although hopefully a little bit more consistently than in 2010), but I’m also planning to change up my blog topics. Rather than post to the same categories on particular days each week, I’m going to post about whatever is most relevant to me at the time. Over the past few months, I had several topics I wanted to write about or I saw various links or videos I wanted to share, but it didn’t fit my blog schedule so I didn’t post them. This year, I’d like to share with my readers anything I think you might find interesting (or at least I hope you might find interesting), and also share a bit more about my work and occasionally the work of other authors of m/m romance. So here are some of the categories I’ll be posting to in no particular order on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays of 2011:

  • Announcements/News
  • Writing Updates
  • Excerpts
  • Behind the Story
  • Contests
  • Video I Love
  • Quote I Love
  • Just for Fun
  • Wordless Wednesday
  • Friday Photos
  • Sexy Inspiration

If there are any topics you’d like to suggest or any questions you’d like me to answer, feel free to send me an email. I hope you all have a safe and happy new year. Sloan

Quote I Love: Life would not be complete without…

Sorry I missed posting on Monday, but I’m plugging away on Walter and Kevin’s story to meet my last writing goal for the year: finishing the first draft of this novel. Two days to go. Not sure I’ll make it, but I should be pretty close by the end of the day on Friday. Then I’ll be in editing mode.

Today I wrote a couple of passion-filled scenes. I was pretty happy with how they turned out (even in this first draft), so I felt like sharing a quote about love and passion today.

“Life would not be complete without the smell of your hair, the touch of your hand, the taste of your lips.The beating of your heart, your breath, as you rest on my chest. To hear your sighs and feel the passion, desires coming from within…I know men have surely died for less.”

Author Unknown

Happy Holidays from Sloan

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and the happiest of new years! Thank you to everyone who gave this new author’s work a try in 2010.

Quote I Love: Own It!

Writing doesn’t always come easily to me (especially the first draft of a story), so I appreciate quotes like this one.

“Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.”

-Oprah Winfrey

Video I Love: Baby, It’s Cold Outside

I’ve always loved this song.