The hazards of the writer’s life.
You write a story and then something unexpected happens.
Waking up one morning, I noticed my husband was laughing his head off. I was getting quite concerned.
Would he recover? The joke was on me of course as he showed me the source of his hilarity.
Occupy Me, a short story I wrote, or is it?
Turns out someone else had published an erotic novella, with the same title.
You’ve got to be kidding? Can’t make these things up.
A message pops up, from my publisher. Bless them, they do try hard and they did have a bit of a struggle with Amazon.
Anyway, they didn’t realise…
Of course I asked them to change the title. It is now called Occupy Me, a French Affair.
Nothing to do with the erotic novella.
The jokes abounded. Friends and readers know I write under two pen names and in different genres. Well, not that genre yet.
You never know. Never say never…
Check it out:
- New erotic romance publisher, a travel writing contest, and more… (cindimyersmarketnews.wordpress.com)
- John Steinbeck on the impossible question: How to write a good short story (kasiajames.wordpress.com)
- Short Story Month 2012 (emergingwriters.typepad.com)