Family comes first.
This has been drilled into Latricia since birth. When she’s forced to choose between self-respect or her family, what will she sacrifice?
The first time she saw Heath McCreath, he was out for blood, her brother’s blood.
At their second meeting, he vowed to make her pay for her brother’s crimes. As if his promise to destroy everything she loved isn’t bad enough, the threats come from the sexiest mouth she’s ever seen. He’s her blackmailer and she shouldn’t feel anything for him, but her body betrays her.
Now she has to decide, him or her?
Every once in a while, I look back and realize how far authors have come in relation to sharing our works with the world. Not just progress, but meaningful changes in the publishing industry. That’s the moment I am having this morning as I sip coffee – my second cup at 10 am.
If you’ve been reading my post, you might have noticed my focus on goals and developing a business plan that is sustainable and measurable. That’s no coincidence since I’ve made writing full time a goal for 2020.
Despite positive changes like indie publishing, control over price, whether to ditch the agent, or flexibility when negotiating contracts etc. that make reaching readers easier, I find myself bitching about obstacles writers continue to face.
Then there are intentional pits that set hard working authors back – rights grab from publishers – Publishing contract red flag: when a publisher claims copyright on edits, posted by Victoria Strauss on Writers Beware and the latest scandal of plagiarism- Cristiane Serruya is a copyright infringer, a plagiarist, and an idiot by Courtney Milan. Continue reading “What I learned about contracts, plagiarism, and gaming the system this week”