Hello Fellow Kinksters,
I didn’t really think this day would come. When I first started writing spanking stories, it was because I wanted to share with other people a depiction of something that was near and dear to my heart. (And other body parts, obviously. 😉 ) I had no desire to sell my work because I had a decent job and was just interested in contributing to the collection of F/F stories, which seemed woefully small to me.
A few things have changed over the years, the most important of which is that I no longer have the job which gave me such financial security. Before you worry on my behalf, let me reassure you that I left voluntarily and sort of…”downsized.” I’m nowhere near destitute, but I do have to think about other sources of income. The other thing that’s changed is that there are more writers of F/F kink, although it’s still an under-served market. At least I hope it is, because I’m going to throw my pen in the ring and attempt to publish some of my stories.
I won’t pretend this is all good news — it means a lot of my free stuff will no longer be out there. But the benefit to you is, I am planning to produce new stories. And if all goes well, even an F/F spanking novel. I’m starting with the Cassie/Nicky series, and will publish the individual stories first, then bundle them into some sort of anthology (or two). So if you’ve already read them, you might want to wait for the bundle, instead of buying them individually. I am adding new content as I go, but it’s mainly to fill in lean spots — they don’t have whole new chapters or anything.
Of course, if you want to support my efforts and speed my ability to write more, you can always buy it as it comes out. 🙂 My first story is only going to be 99 cents, and I only get a few cents from that. So it’ll take awhile before I can afford to write full-time. I will post the news here when my stories are available to purchase, so stay tuned.
Thank you for all your support over the years. It’s because of all of you who’ve appreciated my work and let me know about it, that I am making this big step for my future. It’s scary and exciting at the same time. Kinda like the cane. Only without the swishing and moaning. 😀
Wahoo! It’s about dang time! I’ve been waiting ever since I read the first story on your site. I can’t wait to read your novel but seeing your stories in ebook form will do for now.
What name are you using? Do we check Amazon for ‘Alyx’?
Hey Micah, yeah, I’m following in your footsteps. 😀 And I just discovered you have another book out! How did I miss that?? I’ll be buying it soon…will make a nice Xmas present to myself. 🙂
Don’t worry, I’ll let everyone know when the story’s ready, and where to find it. I’m creating a new website too, so will keep everyone posted.
I am so beyond happy for you. You’re such an amazingly gifted woman, and I’m glad you’re taking this step for yourself. You’ve done alot of work creating, I’ll definitely call them masterpieces, that it’s time you get more back from them. I’ll always be extremely grateful to you for sharing them this long. They were my first spanking stories ever, so they, and you, will forever be very special to me. I know you won’t need any luck cause I have no doubts you and your stories will greatly excel, but all the best anyways Alyx. What great news and wonderful achievement!
Thank you so much, ABC. I don’t know what the future brings, but for sure it’s going to be an interesting journey. 😀 I know no matter what happens I have the support of a very special group of people, and you’re one of them.
Instead of going through a third party, is there a way to pay you directly? Or a donate option to pay slightly more, so you actually get what is deserved? My parents own a small business, and it drives me insane the amount of money that is paid out to third parties for ridiculous fees. I can’t even express in words the outrage I have for the way that small business owners get treated. And this is like you are starting a small business. It’s your work and you deserve more than razor thin profit margins.
Hey Joss, thank you for the outrage on my behalf. *g* I’m sure your parents struggle a lot more than I will be doing. And I will be looking into selling directly from the new website I’ll be setting up, but I’m sure I’ll be using third parties regardless. It’s not like I can process my own credit card transactions, for example.
However believe me when I say that so far I’ve gotten back more, from sharing my work, than money can ever buy. So I figure I’m ahead….so far. 😉
Hooray! That’s truly fabulous news. 🙂 Thanks for writing them and making them available to us here on Afic, but I am so looking forward to having them in kindle form. I be able to carry them around in my pocket… and bookmark all the naughty bits 😉
Just like the cane without the swishing and the moaning, eh? To make that more analogous, someone needs to stand over you and swishify that cane around 😉
“Afic”? You Aussies have to shorten everything! *rolls eyes* 😀 Just kidding. Thank you for the good wishes and support, Mil-Matey. And I reckon the analogy can stand if I’m the one holding the cane…..care to supply the moans? 😉
That’s really great, Alyx. 🙂 I can’t wait to see your stuff for sale. I will have to write a blog post about it when the time comes, and help a friend to spread the word. 😉
Thank you, Ashling! I can’t wait to see it for sale either (although it’s a bit scary too…more than I expected it to be!). Thanks for your help with the blog post — I really appreciate it. And you know I’ll do the same for you when you publish your book, right? 🙂
Really? Alright! But… I don’g have a book. 😛
I always say I want to make Annabelle a book, and it’s certainly long enough, but I have no idea when that will happen. 😉
You never know, Ash. I never thought I would “retire” from my full-time job, and I never thought I would try to sell my work. So there’s no reason Annabelle can’t be a book one day. And I’ll expect an autographed copy, just keep that in mind. 😀
Lol! I’ll have to practice making fancy doodles. 😉
Ditto what Micah said, ’bout dang time ma’am!!! 😉 Can’t wait to have your stories in Kindle, joining all the other ff I’ve bought so far.
As for the cane analogy, me wouldn’t know anything about that, would me?! Sounds ’bout right though! 😉 *g*
Thank you for your support and good wishes, Peachie! I know with you and all the other villagers behind me (hmm….do I trust so many brats in back of me??) I can’t go wrong! 😀 As for the cane….I’m sure you’ll discover that for yourself one day. 😉
So happy for you, Alyx! You are an enormously gifted writer, and I truly believe you will afford to write full-time sooner than you think! And someday, when I visit the US, I would like to meet with you, a very successful writer by the time! And who knows… maybe I’ll even partake of some scary excitement 😉
Thank you, Mimi! As the Jewish saying goes, “From your mouth to God’s ear”! 🙂 Being able to quit my job and support myself by writing is only a dream for now. But dreams sometimes do come true, don’t they? Like maybe I’ll get to spank all the villagers one day…. *ROTL!* Sorry, just kidding. 😀
Alyx you writing and selling your wonderful talent is fantastic news!! I am so happy for you and for all of us!
You can count on me to help you reach the best sellers list!
As someone who has just spent 3 months in bed reading whatever I could get my hands on, someone of your talent is truly needed.
My hope and wishes are for your success in the writing world. Just remember us little villagers on your book tours.
Oh and just so you know this is me— my foot is tapping in waiting for your first release. “BigGrin” Congratulations!!
Thank you, CJ. And you can bet I’ll never forget the Global Villagers, who are my most important fans and the greatest support team ever. 🙂 If I ever do a book tour, I promise to spank you all personally. And if I see someone tapping their foot, she gets my biggest hairbrush, you can be sure of that! 😉
That’s awesome Alyx!!! Be careful what you wish for was my first spanking story I ever read. My gf showed it to me. I love that couple! Just recently got a kindle, so I’m looking forward to it!!!
That’s great to hear, Cassidy! Both that my story was the first spanking story you’d ever read, and that you recently got a Kindle, since that’s going to be my future market! *LOL* And thank your girlfriend for me too, okay? She’s obviously got great taste….in fiction and in women. 😀
Aww, Alyx, you made me blush LOL! I promise you no one has ever said that about me. People always ask her Why are you with that oddball quirk? in front of me. And I say,urban dictionary defines quirky as odd in a good way, Einstein. 😛 I’ll tell her. She’ll like that. She’s been a fan for years, even commented. 🙂
But Alyx, what I really wanted to tell you was that I think you can rent credit/ debit card machines since your website would be your business. My sister once owned an antiques/ treasures shop, and she did. Wouldn’t you be considered self employed or independent contractor? I’m not tying to be a know it all, just a thought.,
Thanks for the thought, Cassidy. It’s not about renting the machine, because I wouldn’t be taking in cards in person. Everyone would be ordering online. And even if I had a machine I would still have to pay a third party to do the processing. But I will look into it. Right now Amazon is the easiest for me, but if I end up doing it full-time, I will need to look into all the possibilities. 🙂
So very happy for you, Ms Alyx Ma’am! I second the thought that I wish there was a way to just send you the money directly for your stories, since I give more than enough money to Amazon as it is!
Thank you, Tiggeroo! I hear ya on the Amazon contributions…most of my shopping is online these days. 😀 But it was pointed out to me by someone with a lot more experience in such things that even if I were to try to sell on my own, I couldn’t hope to reach the vast number of people that Amazon does. So I’m also paying for a “ready-made market” if I publish with them. Right now it’s the quickest and easiest way to get launched, and I’m grateful it exists. If I had to try to sell my work to brick-and-mortar publisher, I’d have no chance at all!
I’m buying everything as soon as it comes out…at least twice, just case it’s another decade before you get your arse back in gear!! 😁
Seriously though, I’m so happy for you and send my very best wishes for whatever success the future brings…you deserve it xx
*ROTFL!* Dang it, Sandy, how do you expect me to type properly when my palm always itches so badly every time you open your mouth?! 😀
But seriously, the outpouring of good wishes and expressions of happiness that have come my way touches me to the point of tearing up. Thank you for your support over the years….I will endeavor to produce more than once in a decade, I promise! 😉
Eep! Congrats Alyx! *gives you a big hug* That’s great news!! 😃 I hope everyone loves your books as much as we love them and that you sell loads and loads. 😉 And I will be happy to be able to get your stories in kindle format. Yay!
Aw, thanks, Thana! *hug back* I hope for exactly what you said! 😀 I’m working on getting the second story ready to publish now, and it’s also an old one. But I promise the Xmas gift will be a new one for everyone. 🙂
Congrats, Alyx!!! This is wonderful news! I know how long you’ve been thinking about doing this and I’m thrilled for you AND FOR US that it’s finally becoming a reality. 😀 I can’t wait to reread the older stories on my Kindle and look forward to savoring any new ones.
Thank you, Hups! Yes, it’s been a long time coming, but hopefully it goes well. It wasn’t even a dream before, but then I never thought I’d “retire” so early either! You can never tell what life brings, eh? 🙂
Amazon won’t let me leave a review till I spend more money so you’re just going to have to write faster, Alyx. Unless you’re afraid of what my reviews might say. 😀 Seriously, ditto what everyone else has said – it makes me so happy to see all your hard work, talent, and courage paying off. Here’s to a rosy future! heh
Thank you, Fizzy-Wiz! I expect to see lots of rose-colored visions in my future. 😉 And as far as writing faster: “Pot, meet Kettle.” *meaningful look* You know I’m looking forward to reviewing YOUR work someday, young lady! So get going! *swat!*
Soooooo late to the party but not less happy and excited about the great news !!!
Yours were my first F/f stories and I loved them, relishing every piece of them, reading them all, and then again.
Congrats !!! 😀
Thank you, Kati! I’m excited about the possibilities, and whatever happens, I am proud of myself for finally taking the step. The future seems so bright! 😀