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Ranked #70 on African American Erotica Best Seller’s List
4.3 Stars on Amazon
“I want to read a novel of each one of the short stories because I have fallen in love with the characters!” – Amazon Review

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[Writer’s Rant] What fucking formula?

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When you love what you do, you don’t do work you just do you. And when you do you, there is no sequence or order to make your passion successful, you just go until it is. Sure, you’re motions might seem similar to others but your footprint is unlike anything that anyone has seen before.

As a long-time writer, but new self-published author, I love when my words hit just right. You know, when the words are so syncopated that it feels like you just took your first breathe all over again. Like your heart was restarted from an impending death just to read those words together. But those moments sometime seem to come slower than I want.

Since publishing my book, I’ve been moving, in search of that next step. So maybe I should just keep promoting. Oh no, I have to keep socializing and networking to build a following. What, but I’ve got to get these next books out that I’ve already started. But wait, when the hell can I do all this with a full family and still a full-time, attention-keeping job? I’ve gotten so lost trying to keep up with writing Joneses — caught up in searching for a formula for success in a world full of amazing authors. I’ve reviewed writer’s guides/guilds, industry articles and author testimonials, seeking to figure out this life-altering “formula”. This mysterious equation that has made good writers great and the okay authors amazing.

But to be honest with you, there is no fucking equation. I believe it comes down to just this; greatness is unimaginable and immeasurable so there is nothing you have to do but be your greatest you.

Stop trying to figure things out and start being who you were made to be. So I’m letting this post start this engine back up, ready to pouring out those pieces that I’ve held back or tried to work around in order to stay in line with others. Let you, the person who took a moment to read this, learn something new about a starving but dedicated artist, not just a writer.

I’m going to give you the best me. It will be raw at times, but honest to who I’ve grown to be as a black woman living in the United States of American — through the tragedies and triumphs that I’ve seen, listen to and studied.

Please continue with me on this journey and thanks for reading my rant — a needed personal rant — that has let the words start pouring again from my soul.

Fuck a formula!

-DNC

It’s On: Book Title and Release Date

So world, it’s time. I’m so ready to let you guys into my world even more than I already have. But I have great news and not-bad-but-not-totally-great news. Which one do you want first?

Ok I’m tired of waiting on your response. 🙂

Let’s start with the latter (not-bad-but-not-totally-great-news) I’m pushing my book release date back to February 2016 — Valentine’s day weekend to be exact. Yes I know, I said I wanted to bring it out for my birthday (November) but I’ve realized that I’ve got be a little more patient.  I know with this additional wait I’m going to give y’all something you’re really going to enjoy…at least I hope so. Patience is key.

So now that that’s out of the way, let’s take about the great news!

I’m excited to announce the title and give you a sneak peek of my book.

Untraditional: A Collection of Passion-FY Short Stories by DNC
So what do you think? Read more about the book on its new page Book: Untraditional.

I’m super excited that the finish line is right around the corner and I’m very humble by all the guidance I’ve receive along this path. I want to give a S/O to my amazing cover designer Mike Lancette who brought my vision to life. You’re amazing man!

Since I have a few extra months before the release, and I know you’re probably like “but can she write”, I will be dropping excerpts from my book up until it’s release. I truly hope you take a chance on a new, engaging and creative writer because this ride is only the beginning and I want you all to enjoy this journey with me. Oh and don’t forget to like my fan page DNC.

TTYS ~DNC

#passionfy #UntraditonalVday #BeUntraditional #DNC #itsabouttogodown

So much to write but where do I begin?

As I shared in my earlier posts, writing has always come simple for me. Growing up an only child for most of my life, I use my imagination constantly to keep me amused.

So when I started back writing in my adulthood, I had ideas pouring out everywhere. I had a child’s perspective of the trials and tribulations of a single mom. Actual paranormal activities that to this day scare my closes friends. I’ve experienced through love lost and love gained; battle scars that are a true testament of real love. And I’ve even had baby momma/side chick drama that could  beat the best soap opera you ever saw.

All so real but all still too personal to my heart. Like other writers, I feared being judged again on my journey — which I know I shouldn’t care about especially since I tell you guys not to but I’m still a work in progress too. Yes it is my past and helped me to be who I am today, but I wasn’t ready to relive it. I wanted to venture away from reality into something more freeing. So I changed gears and decided to write about something I not only enjoyed but felt like it would resonate with others.

Sex. But not just sex, the emotions, reactions, fears, desires, and passion surrounding it. My stories would technically be labeled as fictional erotica but I think it truly falls into a new category. A category I’ve coined PassionFy — A genre of fiction dealing with intense emotion based off of untraditional scenarios.

Now don’t think that I’m writing a tell all book. Hell naw! It’s about me playing off of my own wild imagination. It’s  about stepping away from society’s constraints into a world of “what if” or “do I dare”.

And bam! My mind was going and I began to write non-stop. I let my inhibitions out safely on paper and boy did it feel good. But then, as I’m creating, I realized the type of scrutiny that I could possibly undergo. Not from my close family and friends, they’ve always been supportive of my dreams, but from those who either don’t know me well or if at all.Those who can’t wait to judge me on something else. Questions started racing through my head; Will they challenge my devotion to my faith? Would people look differently at me because of the topics I address?

Answer: Of course people will and I have to be ok with that. My faith has never been stronger especially since I’ve realized that He gave me this gift for a reason. Secondly, people should look at me differently and see that I’m finally being me, using my voice in a way that reaches the masses. For years people have taken my shy and calm demeanor as a weakness when really it’s one of my strengths. I’ve used those quiet and internalized years to work on my voice and who I wanted to be. This is me. Like it or hate it, it is who I am and I hope that my writing will speak to you, and all my readers, in a way you’ve never heard before.

 I’ll be releasing the title and snip-its of the book very soon! Please stay tuned, subscribe and enjoy this ride with me.

Oh one more thing, I may not have been ready to write about those other pieces of my life but I am now…more is definitely coming sooner than later!

#passionfy #yourgift #onlyGODcanjudgeme #likeitorhateit #dnc