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Thursday, June 3, 2010
VBT Shut up and Kiss Me
I’m an accidental erotic romance author who fell into it on a challenge. It started with the suggestion I write a short, 1000 word erotic story for publication on the Whipped Cream Reviews eZine, and then morphed into writing a longer story for publication elsewhere.
My stories tend to be a little silly, don’t quite take themselves seriously (kind of like me), though I’ve also occasionally written a “tear-your-heart-out” romance as well. But I always, ALWAYS have a happy ending. There are no exceptions to that rule – for what I read and what I write.
YGR: Shut Up & Kiss Me is your newest release. Can you give us a glimpse into the book?
YGR: What inspired you to write the novel?
A challenge from my writing partner and fellow Menagerie occupant, Kealie Shay. Actually, I think I might have been the one who issued the challenge because we were both feeling stuck in a writing rut: write a story, at least 7500 words long, in two days (in this case, it was over a weekend).
It was out of the blue, neither of us had any idea what to write, and we both completed it. I was encouraged by my partners, Kealie and Jenny, to polish and submit it, so I did. And it became my first published erotic romance.
YGR: Is erotic romance the only genre you write? If so why?
YGR: Do you have anything new in the works?
I have another short erotic romance with my Wilder Roses editor that had some editing requests prior to contracting – I’m hoping I did a stupendous job with the edits and will be receiving that official contract soon. I also have my first ménage in the works – it also has a little light bondage as well. I felt the need to branch out a little *G*
YGR: What advice would you give unpublished writers?
If you can NOT write, then stop. Writing for publication isn’t for sissies. It’s work and it’s hard and emotional. It’s a freaking rollercoaster – so get off if you can.
If you can’t, you’re clearly a writer – so write, polish, study, learn, acquire some good crit partners (the kind who don’t blow smoke up your ... er... rear orifice) and then SUBMIT. And keep writing, learning, polishing and submitting. Eventually, something will make it.
YGR: What is your writing process like?
It’s a little crazy, but it’s me.
YGR: Where do you get your inspiration?
YGR: When you set aside your work in progress for the day, what sort of books do you like to read
YGR: Where can we find you on the net?
I share a website and blog with three other amazing ladies and you can find us here:
YGR: Where can we find out more about your books?