August MacGregor

Celebrating Sensuality. Intended for mature audiences, 18 and over

Stopping By

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It’s certainly been a while since my last post, and please know that I’m still alive and kicking 🙂

This past summer, I was tugged in different directions that took me away from posting on my blog. Increased work in my day job was the main culprit.

Outside of my day job, I questioned if I should continue writing under my pen name. If I retired August MacGregor, that would simplify my writing life, allowing me to focus more on writing under my real name.

This question has popped up several times before, so it’s nothing new. The question visits me every so often, under the temptation of simplifying life.

However, the stories have a stronger temptation. Stories that fit under my real name’s writing, then more romantic and erotic stories that fit better under August. These stories have urged me to keep going, saying they want me to complete them.

I’ve listened to a couple of the stories, and I finished the initial drafts for two August MacGregor novels. That quieted down the urges a bit — and it felt good to reach that point with the stories. I’ve put the initial drafts to the side, and I’ll go back to them early next year. (Billionaire and River are their working titles.)

In the meantime, my attention turned to writing stories that fit under my real name. Which means the activity that has suffered is posting here on my blog. Unfortunately, it will continue to suffer as I keep putting more energy into my day job, family responsibilities, and fiction writing.

I don’t have a clear sense of when I’ll come back to being on WordPress regularly. I miss posting, and I miss reading posts from my blogging friends. I hope you guys are doing well.

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Author: augustmacgregor

I'm a writer of erotica and romantic fiction.

20 thoughts on “Stopping By

  1. I’m glad you’re enjoying what you’ve been doing away from WP. Good luck with everything!

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  2. I was thinking about you recently. A stirring in the force – here you are! Glad you hear you are well and obviously being productive. Best of luck finishing up your projects and in whatever you decide going forward!

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  3. Hi August 😀 you’re missed

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  4. A welcomed update, Gus. Glad to know you are well and thriving out there in the world. May your moments be full of clarity and joy. I have a feeling I would follow your personal writings as much as your pen name writings. My best to you and your endeavours. You’ve been missed, but I totally understand your position.

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  5. Whenever I question where next or what is the best course of action, I usually do exactly what I am doing and then feeling if that still feels good or not. Sometimes those questions are just too big to answer so baby steps, perhaps a stumble and a fumble here and there, but just get right back up and try again!!! I so whole heartedly encourage you to fulfill your every dream! I admit it is a juggle act with family, work, and then the arts. I wish you all the very best, August! ❤

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    • Good advice, AmyRose, and thank you for offering it 🙂 Baby steps are easier than huge steps — and I tend to stick to the direction with smaller steps. I certainly have had my share of stumbles, and I’ll continue to have them. They’re frustrating, but that’s just part of the process. Thanks for your kind words.

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      • You’re welcome. I’m very familiar with the fumbles and stumbles (smile) but I also know how to get back up and keep going. You’ve got what it takes. Now just “flow” and let “life” guide you along with your Heart!!! Bravo for what you have done thus far! ❤

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  6. Good luck. It’s amazing finding an erotic author with the pure storytelling talents you have – so few. And you write fantasy beautifully as well. I look forward to see more from you in the future.

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    • Thank you very much for your kind words — they’re very appreciated. Please excuse this late reply to your comment. I’ve been away from WordPress and busy with projects (including writing). Thanks again!

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  7. As a writer, I also contemplate about which name I should write under. The majority of my books are written under my real name, but unfortunately I have never been able to get any published. Any suggestions/ideas?
    I post snippets from my books on my blog https://katiemdeanblog.wordpress.com/ feel free to check it out and comment on anything 🙂

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    • I don’t have any great ideas, as I’m self-published — so I can’t point to something I’ve done that led to publication by a company. I would suggest you may want to consider sending short stories out and trying smaller than a book. Best of luck to you!

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