Beth’s ‘Wylde’ Blog
Born 2 B. Wylde – Author Beth Wylde’s Blog

Oct
14

I’m back from my trip. I actually got back at the crack of dawn on Sunday morning but I slept most of the day away after I got in. I was exhausted. The drive is long and setting up for any type of event is always tiring. Then there was a get together Friday night which kept me out late and we got up early Saturday morning for the all day vending portion of the con. By the time Saturday evening rolled around I think most of us were too tired to attend any night time con parties. DL King and I went out for dinner (We found this sub and pizza place with the BEST FRIES I HAVE EVER EATEN IN MY LIFE!!!) Then we found a huge Krispy Kreme store. There are no donut places at all in my back woods town so I HAD to go in and get some to take back home with me. I mean there was no doubt about it right? LOL They had a special going on where if you bought a dozen mixed specialty donuts you got 2 dollars off a glazed dozen. I walked out with two dozen donuts and there are none left at all now. I know i ate half a dozen on the drive home. The sugar rush kept me awake. (That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. LOL) And the kids devoured the rest along with me over the next day or so.

Sales were down a bit this year. I wonder if it had to do with the event being over a holiday weekend. Traffic was awful both ways and there were a ton of other events going on at the same time.

Anyway, I have a LOT of books left over and I’d like to clear out some of my overstock so I’m going to do the big print book sale one more time. These books are normally between $15 to $18 dollars each and I am selling print copies for $12 each right now until they are all gone. I will happily autograph  copies too. (Signed books make great gifts! :)

I’m going to go through what I have and post a list here tomorrow of what and how many I have of each title. When those are gone that’s it and a few of these titles are out of print so there won’t be any reordering of those. If you want something once you see the list just email me personally at b.wylde@yahoo.com

I’ll be back tomorrow with the list. I’m going to try to finish up a short erotic Christmas story I’ve been working on for an open sub call that ends next week. Wish me luck.

Beth

http://www.bethwylde.com

Oct
09

I leave on my trip to Maryland tomorrow and as usual I’m running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off. My last box of books I ordered just arrived. I was beginning to panic that they wouldn’t get here on time. I nearly attacked the UPS man when he pulled into the driveway this evening because I was so happy to see him. LOL

Now I have the van packed and ready to go. I had to have it serviced today too and then pay to have everything wrong with it fixed. Tires rotated, new rear brakes, tie rod end, oil change, etc… Stuff like this always happens to me when I get ready to take a trip out of town. It never fails. I call it my trip curse.One of the kids seems to have come down with a bug too. Ahhh good times. :(

Anyway, I have my books and swag packed. (I have some great goodies to hand out Saturday) Now once I get the kids through with their homework and a huge project they each have due tomorrow and their baths and get them fed supper and into bed, I can pack my clothes and other necessities and then settle down for some much needed rest. I’m leaving as soon as I drop the kids off to school in the morning so i can take my time getting there and maybe browse and window shop some on the way. I also need to find some elements for the kids for their Halloween costumes and maybe a cute costume for me.

I hope to see some of you at the Maryland event. I’m fully stocked on books. For those of you that can’t make it whatever books are left over will be for sale on discount when i get home. I’m trying to make sure I have everything packed. I hate last minute stuff.

Beth

Oct
08

It’s been a rough few days. The separation papers have officially been signed so I withdrew back into my cave to hide out for a bit. I licked my wounds and had a bit of a pity party but I’m stopping that right now! It isn’t helpful for anyone, me or the kids.

Now I’m focusing ahead. I’ll be in Maryland this Saturday, Oct. 11th with DL King signing and selling books. For more info on the where and times just email me at b.wylde@yahoo.com  This trip couldn’t come at a better time. I need a few days away and it’s also a chance to make some money. It’s like a fun/business trip and DL always makes me smile. To get an idea of some of the books we’ll probably on hand you can visit our amazon pages. Mine is at:

Beth Wylde amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Beth-Wylde/e/B002BOD6HC/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1412785095&sr=1-2-ent

DL King amazon – http://www.amazon.com/D.L.-King/e/B002BRF172/ref=la_B002BRF172_pg_1?rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_82%3AB002BRF172&ie=UTF8&qid=1412785291

For those in the Maryland/DC area this is a great chance to buy some top notch erotica and have the books personally signed.

I’m going to do some shopping on my way there and back too. It’s Halloween costume time and me and my kids haven’t found anything here in our little backwoods town that we like or we can fit into. I’m hoping the big city will yield better results. Have a great day everyone. I’m off to the grocery store. I’m making tacos for the kids tonight for dinner. ^_^

Beth

http://www.bethwylde.com

Oct
04

Ok now that it is official I can let loose with the secret that I’ve been holding in for a little over a week. I’ve been talking with Lee from Desert Palm Press about doing a new collection of lesbian erotica to follow up Women Gone Wylde. I got my contract over the weekend and I’m officially part of the DPP family now. We are looking at a tentative release for the anthology in May 2015 and there is going to be a big contest to give people a chance to come up with the title for the book. The only stipulation is that the title ideas have to use the word Wylde somewhere in them. Stay tuned for more info about the contest. Below is the official post Lee sent out online to everyone about the expanding DPP family. A big congrats to Theresa Whittle for joining up with Desert Palm Press too.

Exciting things happening over at Desert Palm Press

Great things have been happening over at Desert Palm Press. Our family has expanded and we would like to welcome our two new authors,  Theresa Whittle and Beth Wylde.
 
Many of you are already fans of Beth. She is working on her next anthology of lesbian erotica. We will be having a contest soon for her readers to name the book. Of course it has to have Wylde in the title. We are planning on a May 2015 publication date. Check out her Desert Palm Press author page at:
 
Theresa Whittle is a Kiwi and has lived her life in New Zealand. Her debut novel, as yet untitled, is a lesbian romance novel spanning from the 1940’s through the present and is set in New Zealand.  Check out her Desert Palm Press author’s page and photos
 
Lee
More details to come. Happy Saturday everyone,
Beth
Oct
03

Yesterday was totally horrid but today turned out pretty nice. My kids got up on time and happy for school, we even got there a few minutes ahead of schedule. I spent the rest of the day packing up the last of my stuff and moving it to my mom’s and then cleaning out one of her sheds and setting up the yard for the huge weekend yard sale I’m having here. That’s one nice thing about not living so far out in the country. When you have yard sales at my mom’s people actually show up. I’m hoping the sale will be hellaciously busy for the next three days. This would be some nice extra income while I keep looking for a new job or either push the writing enough that i can make ends meet off of it. All in all I think I’ve smiled more today then i have in a while and that’s a good thing. ^_^ I’m not sure how much I’ll be smiling when i get up at 5 to hang up the yard sale signs but I’m going to bed in a pretty upbeat mood.

Beth

Oct
01

I knew some days during this ordeal would be easier then others, but today has really sucked. The PMS isn’t helping either. My emotions are so close to the surface and I don’t feel like putting on a happy or brave face for the world.  I’ve been strong for the kids but today I fell apart and crying always makes me angry. I don’t know why but it does. Crying makes me feel so weak and mushy and stupid so my reaction was what it always has been. I got mad. Mad at myself, mad at my ex, mad at the world. And you know what. The anger is what got me through the day. That pulsing, seething rage that told me to suck it up and get over it. To pull on my big girl britches, toss my head back and give all the people waiting for me to fail the middle finger. So that’s what I’m focusing on. I’m going to use the anger to push myself.  I’m going to work until I drop to be the best that I can be so that everyone waiting for me to fall on my ass can eat their harsh, nasty words and kiss my butt. It’s harsh and probably not the way I should be approaching things right now, but it’s what I’ve got to work with. I’m going off on a much needed weekend away next weekend to try and find a few days of peace and rest.

Beth

http://www.bethwylde.com

Sep
29

It’s Monday. A chilly, rainy, cloudy Monday where I really didn’t want to get up this morning. I hardly slept a wink last night, plagued by some very nasty nightmares that made very little sense and left me uneasy all day. I’m not a morning person on the best of days and today it was all I could do to drag myself and then the kids out of bed and get us all moving.

After the kids were at school I managed to get some more things packed from my previous home and here to my mom’s house, then I took on the beginning of my task for the week. No one will have to rock me to bed tonight.

I love my mom, I really do, but we are a little like oil and water. We don;t always mix. I’m headstrong, I can admit that, so sometimes my personality tends to frustrate others. I’m trying to be better but Rome wasn’t built in a day people. LOL

Anyway, my mom’s house is a bit of a mess. I’m not fussing, it’s just her so she can spread out as much as she wants but now we have to contain some of that clutter for 4 extra people to occupy the same amount of space. I told my mom that if we didn;t start cleaning things up when we did I fully expected to turn on the TV and see her starring in an episode of ‘Hoarders” LOL She didn;t think that was funny. I did.

Anyway, now that I am unemployed I have decided to take on mom’s clutter problem. She gave me permission to ‘have at it’ Today was a lesson in how to handle boxes when you aren’t sure what or who is in them. Mice love old boxes and dark places, fyi.

I’ve done all I can do on that for today but I swear, even after two full trailer loads full to the dump, I don;t feel like i made much progress. Oh well, bit by bit. I’ve found some pretty cool stuff for the big yardsale this weekend though.

On the writing front. I’m waiting for a contract to come before i can make an announcement so just keep an eye out here.

I did have a new release come out in ebook. The book came out as a compilation 2 years ago in print because i owned the print rights to all the individual stories but not the ebook rights. I recently got the last of the rights on the short stories back from the publishers and Women Gone Wylde is officially available in it’s entirety in ebook and print now. You can find it at:

http://www.amazon.com/Women-Gone-Wylde-Beth-ebook/dp/B00NW06QEY/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=

http://www.excessica.com/books/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=17&products_id=755

http://www.excessica.com/books/index.php?main_page=index&manufacturers_id=12

This is a collection of all my favorite short lesbian erotic stories plus two novella length stories. I’m also working on a second compilation and I’ll have some cool contest news about that coming up soon.

The compilation is on sale through Excessica for only 4.99. Same price through Amazon but please do remember authors make better royalties when you purchase direct from the publisher. I understand the allure of doing it through Amazon on your Kindle though so no worries if you have to do it. ^_^

I’m working on a story right now for an upcoming sub call. I’ll post more about that tomorrow. Night everyone.

Beth

Sep
27

I seem to be getting in a post every other day. The in between days seem to be filled with some type of insurmountable drama lately. I’m hoping that will fade as we settle in more.

I’m quite sad today. Some days are harder than others, and it looks like today is going to be one of those where my emotions are all over the place. The PRN job I had ended today so I rejoin the world of the unemployed. On one hand it’s a chance for a completely fresh start. I’m living in a new place (that being my mom’s but we do what we have to do to survive right?) and a chance to start a new job (though I really plan to focus on my writing and see if I can make a living off it) On the other hand it’s another major change at a time when I’m not sure my mental stability can handle much more change. I’m a creature of habit. I like having a somewhat regular routine, not to mention a paycheck, so now i find myself forced out of my home, the place all my children have grown up, and into not only a new place to live but I’m forced to find a new way to make ends meet and to pay bills. Something I didn;t really want to add on top of my already full plate.

I’m pretty sure the migraine currently throbbing behind my eyes is due to stress. Maybe things will look better tomorrow after some sleep. Since I’ll have some extra time on my hands this week I’m going through things in hopes of putting together a HUGE yard sale.

I also have a book show coming up I need to get ready for in a few weeks. Maybe I can find some writing time in there somewhere too. Good night everyone,

Beth

Sep
25

I missed yesterday still nursing a sick child but today the train seems to slowly be easing back onto the track. I’m trying not to scream as I work with my two young children on how to do double digit multiplication. LOL Math was never an easy subject for me in school and I hated it with a passion so it’s hard for me to get upset when the kids are struggling and aren’t enjoying it either. I force myself to take a deep breath and explain how we use math every day of our lives and without a good understanding of numbers we couldn’t buy food, or balance our check books, or know if our paychecks are right… but sometimes after we’ve been going over and over and over it i just want to do it for them. I don’t but i really want to, plus i hate whining. It sets my teeth on edge. LOL

I did get some pretty amazing news today that i will be able to share with everyone next Monday. I can’t let the cat out of the bag until then but it couldn’t have come at a needier time in my life.

One good thing about all the turmoil is that it has kicked my poor unused muse into overdrive. I have ideas flying out of my brain, now I just have to set aside some time to write. The kids will be going off for a bit this weekend so i plan to use that time to good advantage. At night while they sleep I can’t type because we are all crammed into one room at my mom’s which means the beds are in the same room as my comp and desk so the light from the comp and the noise of typing would keep the kids awake. So I’m sleeping with my trusty notebook and a small pen light. It’s been interesting so far if nothing else.

It’s been almost two weeks since the move and things are settling in. It’s far from paradise but we’re safe and dry and fed so it could be much, much worse. We’re making the best of what we have but we still have each other and that’s what counts the most.

Beth

Sep
23

Sick kids can halt even the most industrious of plans for the day. That’s how my day started off around one AM. So I spent the day lazing around with all the kids, watching TV, dosing out meds as needed and just basically being vegetables. Tomorrow it’s back to school and hopefully back to work on my new story but for this evening I fixed a nice dinner, got everyone’s PJ’s laid out, and baths out of the way early. Now we’re going to settle in for some mindless TV, I’ve got a new book to read on my nook and then it’s off to bed early.

Beth

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