Monday, August 22, 2011

Testing, Testing...Blegh.

Hello, folks!  

I've been hard at work on The Curse, which I hope to enter in a contest soon (not saying which one, because I haven't read the rules in a while and I'm honestly can't remember if it's supposed to be an anonymous contest or not), so I haven't been blogging too much.  

That, and the 100+ degree heat and cut-the-air-with-a-knife humidity has nearly killed me.  This is what I feel  like when I go outside.  And a lot of the time when I'm indoors, too.  

Anyway, I wanted to test out a little feature that my technotarded little brain hasn't quite figured out yet, so I wanted to give it a shot.  

The jump break.

This, as I mentioned in my previous post on possible NSFW content, will be used when I want to post something that some people might consider objectionable.  Anywho, I wanted to try one out.  

After the inserted jump break will be two very safe for work Harry Potter pictures.  Please let me know via a lovely comment if the jump break works, because I'm not sure if, as the blog owner, I can see it from my end.

Thanks in advance for your help!  You are both helping me make my blog better and helping to assure that I won't make some of you run screaming.

Here we go! 

Sunday, August 7, 2011

New label for my titles...

I figured I'd better get this out of the way sooner rather than later, so consider yourselves informed.  I normally try to keep my blog at or around the PG-13 level, but I foresee that it may stray to higher levels at times, especially given what I write.

In case you haven't figured it out (not sure how that's happened if you've been reading my stuff all along), I write romance, and that also includes erotica.  My current work-in-progress is an erotic LGBT fantasy romance.  That equals sexytimes for my characters.

I would like to be able to post excerpts from my work (teasers, if you will) or whatnot without resorting to slapping this entire blog with a warning saying that there may be mature content.  I'd rather not have to go through that because, obviously, a lot of what I post here is perfectly suitable for most people, and many of the excerpts I will post will be suitable for all as well.  I'm not going to take a chunk out of a sex scene and say, "Here you go!  Surprise!"  I'd just like to have the option to post something a little more, uh, racy if you will, without anyone reacting like this poor lady, played by the incomparable Kristen Wiig from Saturday Night Live.  

Therefore, if a post of mine might have content I believe some might find objectionable, I will put a label of "NSFW" on it or in the entry title, which a lot of you may already know is shorthand for "Not Safe For Work."  It's a pretty standard internet content label, and just warns the reader/viewer that there may be something in this - email, website, blog entry, file, whatever - that you might not feel comfortable opening in front of your boss, or your kids for that matter.

I claim no responsibility if you're reading an excerpt of mine and you suddenly find yourself having to explain to your employer why you're reading about two people having sexytimes.  Or explaining the same sexytimes process to your kids, though I'd kind of like to be a fly on the wall for that terribly awkward conversation.  *snorts*

This will be you if you have to do either of those things.  

I'll also try to use a "jump" technique, where the entry will show the first couple of lines I wrote and then will likely say something like, "This post continued after the jump" or "Read more after the jump."  It will be a little link that you'd click on to enlarge the post, and read the rest of the entry.  I haven't figured out how to work this feature yet, but I'll do my best.

So, use your own judgement and consider yourself informed.  I can promise that things will continue on at the PG-13 level, but I will label a post NSFW if necessary.  I can't see it happening often, but I love my readers enough to let you know.

xoxo Sarah

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Thank you, Deirdra!

The lovely Deirdra at A Storybook World saw my blog and gifted me with a "Best of Romance Blog" award.

Thank you so much, Deirdra!

xoxo Sarah