First, I know, I lied when I said you wouldn't hear from me before Captured was finished.  Sorry, but I wanted to let you know that first, I had some major computer issues (try dead computer - my fault entirely) and I lost many of the changes I made right before it died.  Trying to go back in and make them now is proving a little frustrating.  It's pushed me over into other deadlines both personal and professional that must be met.  I'm working on it every free moment I have and will get it done.  

Second, I don't know if you've heard, but Smashwords sent out an email to all authors, agents, and publishers of erotica letting everyone know that they had only a few days to pull stories involving psuedo-incest, bestiality, and rape for tittilation.  Paypal is forcing the issue.  If the titles aren't pulled, they will no longer do business with Smashwords and Smashwords cannot simply stop using Paypal.  I understand that.  Personally, it shouldn't impact me at this very moment since those are not the stories I write.  However, Smashwords has already stated that they may pull stories by mistake if they believe the content meets the new definition of prohibited content.  Since they cannot possibly read all of the stories, I have yet to figure out how they will pull off the stories that authors don't voluntarily pull.  I guess we'll see.   I suppose one thing that concerns me is that I realize in the future, Paypal may decide that they will no longer do business with anyone who buys or sells erotica.   I personally don't like the type of stories that are currently being banned but I don't like that Paypal is refusing to let people buy them and make the payment using their service.  They are simply too big and powerful and they know it.  What happens when they won't let people buy or sell erotica?   I like erotica and I know I'm not the only one.  It bothers me a great deal that a company will decide what is morally acceptable for me to read and what is not.  Oh, did I mention that as I understand it, it's only the erotica category that the changes apply to?  If similar content shows up in a story in any another genre, it does not currently have to meet the new standards.  It's all fiction folks.   Now, do I think Smashwords can find a solution to this?  Not in three days.  Eventually, maybe.  Yes, Smashwords makes payments by Paypal, but I opted for the good old fashioned paper check.   I don't necessarily trust Paypal to actually give me my money.   I've heard stories about them holding onto payments for one reason or another and yes, I realize those stories may not be true.  I have no way of knowing, but I still prefer the check.   My decision is a personal one.  I've elected not to do business with Paypal unless there is simply no other way to make a payment.   Yes, Paypal was easy, but I cannot personally support them if I can avoid it.   Nearly every online store I normally order from will also take credit card payments.    I know my business is so insignificant that Paypal won't care one way or another but I'll know.    If you want to find out more, try TechCrunch.  They picked up the story and also have a link to Smashwords.   I'm not sure all of their information is correct but it's close.

Casey
V
3/12/2012

Patiently waiting

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Casey Wilder - Blog
3/12/2012

You are wonderful and incredibly patient! I know I should have been finished by now and I hate that I'm not. I have to admit that these stories told from the main character's point of view are not always easy and I want it to be a good read. This story has a bit more monologue and I guess I have my doubts, but then I always do. Personally, I love the story and the character but editing has been, well, not fun. My five minute intervals of editing time haven't helped, but this time of year is always busy for me (which is why I was trying to finish it before the end of February). I will get it done though. Hopefully it won't be much longer!

Casey

PS Unless you tell me otherwise, I'll send you an email when it's ready so you can get your copy at your convenience!

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V
4/8/2012

Still patiently waiting. Luckily my ebook from library came in yesterday. So this helps to be patient...lol

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Casey Wilder - Blog
4/11/2012

Ha. I'm so glad you're patiently waiting. I swear, one more week and my life should return to a semi-normal chaotic pace. I've barely had time to breathe the last few weeks. Next time I say I'm going to fix something in a story will you remind me that it's a really bad idea. I could have rewritten the entire thing three times. Of course, working in five minute intervals, I'd probably be in the same boat I am now. If I can get half a day without constant interruptions, it'll be done. (I'm really missing writing.:(

Casey

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V
4/14/2012

You are off the hook for a few more days. I just got 2 more ebooks from the library in.

I miss reading your writing as much as you miss writing :)

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