Zomg, y'all are really getting the word out! Year of the Nurse is down to #108 on Amazon's free list & I've done 0 promo other than mention it here. I'mma do a Freeboosky on Tues, and my mailing list on Weds, but this is already super amazing!❤️❤️❤️

I've also gotten my first 'well at least it was free' one star spite review, lol.

One of the reasons I didn't go free sooner was because by casting a wider net, you get readers who don't like your stuff and your rating # goes down.
This is just a Known Thing, in fiction land anyways, Kara warned me about it when we got our first big exposure on Dragon Called.

But I think I've got enough of a ratings buffer to handle it now 🤞
And as weird as it is to 'get ratings' on my life story and hear that it made other people cry—because it is a singularly humbling experience, let me tell you—it also makes me feel like the brutal and personally frightening level of honesty in the book was worth it.
(Now if I can just manifest one of these free copies into someone's kindle inside Oprah's radius, heh.)

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14 Sep
okay, after my tweet last night, turns out y'all are into the gross stuff, apparently especially scrotal related gross stuff, so here goes -- I won't post any pictures, what y'all google is on y'alls souls.

Fournier's gangrene is a nec fasc that effects genitalia...

Nec fasc = necrotizing fasciitis = flesh eating bacteria.

Like those things you read sometimes -- "she jumped in the lake, and went to sleep, and when she woke up we'd had to amuputate three limbs"

only this time on men's junk.

I don't really know why it sometimes happens there, people say 'oh, they're unclean' or whatever, but honestly, the incidences I've seen of it seem to be usually attributable to 1) bad luck and 2) a general desire not to go into the hospital have have ppl inspect your stuff

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13 Sep
A really random thread (because I haven't written enough fiction today and still have words in me) about why working on a burn unit rocks and it's the best place in the hospital. Follow if interested.

First off, everyone thinks it's gory and horrible and you can do it and shit smells but fuck all that.

The true magic of the burn unit is this -- demographically, the ppl who get burned are most likely to survive.

It's pretty much all dumb 16-25 yr old boys doing dumb shit, and pedi patients with scalds.

Yes, there are sad outliers, etc, BUT...by in large people admitted into burn units for care survive.

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13 Sep
A meta-thing in this week's What we Do in the Shadows, is them playing MUSE during the 'Twilight' kickball part, bc Stephanie Meyer is a huge MUSE fan and each of her movies got their own brand new MUSE song.

Also, that show continues to be the only good thing in this timeline.
This is the only level of fame that I aspire to, really.

Pay off my house, not have to work again, fine, but to be in a sitch where someone is, "Oh yes, to accommodate you, we'll pay Matt Goddamned Bellamy to write a song specifically for your proj."

I'd die and go to heaven.
A random thing about me, is when we did EMDR therapy for my PTSD, my therapist wanted me to come up with 3-4 deep veins of good memories to balance out the tragic covid work ones, and one of my good ones was going to @muse shows.
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13 Sep
This is the most followers I've ever gotten in a day.

I'm getting the irrational urge to say something stupid or do something dorky to scare you new people off.
I think the thing that I'm feeling here now is the awkwardness of this being a semi-professional and branded/ing 'author' space for me...but also where I whine about why the fuck hasn't Neelix died yet, I've been watching Voyager for 7 effing seasons, WHY.
I missed an episode with the girls this afternoon, and we all have a pact, if we miss the episode where he dies, everyone will either stop viewing immediately, or everyone has to rewatch it with you.
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24 Aug
Saw someone w/a fiction revising Q elsewhere and thought I'd answer it here bc I'm clearly not going to get any 'real' work done on a release day, lolsob ;)

So -- How Cassie Edited 400k of Fiction Last Year, here we go!

First off, I'm not going to lie, it helps if you've been doing this forever (I'm like 23 years in) so yeah, experience is a magic of it's own.

But if my experience can help you, all the better, the world needs more great books!

Assuming you've gotten to the end of your book, the #1 thing ppl tell you to do is 'wait' before heading back in, which yes, totally works...but it does cost you time.

Another hack for getting around that is to switch up the way you view/feel your book....

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24 Aug
If you ever what fiction I wrote last year to stay sane(ish?) and happy(some!) and alive(woohoo!) it was writing this book here: an opposites attract sexy paranormal romance and charming as hellllllll. :D

Today is Wolf's Princess's release day! :D

And one of the things I'm most proud of in it is that it's alllllll about consent. (All of my stuff usually is, except for the things that are explicitly labeled not!)

But in this book I had the characters make a game of it...

Because they were literally too different to have a functional relationship without abundant rules and enthusiastic participation.

They both wanted to be there with the other person! But they came from, literally, worlds apart.

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