|In Las Vegas for my book signing, December 2015|
You win some, you lose some, but in the end you can post it on your blog.
I was contacted by a women's blog for an interview about writing a book and self-publishing. That was a few months ago and it's safe to say that they won't be running the piece so I'm sharing it here:
Have you written a book? What is it about?
I've written three books - two editions of The Darker Side of Lust and a mini ebook, Exhaust Pipes. They are erotic short story collections which include the taboo or "darker" themes of sex and relationships including sexless marriages, masturbation, infidelity, open marriages, sex work, anal sex & pegging, first-time encounters, casual hookups, religion and abuse. The stories feature heterosexual, bisexual and transgender characters.
What gave you the courage/motivation to start?
Did you encounter any problems such as writer’s block? If so, how did you overcome them?
How did you go about finding a publisher/getting the book self-published?
Did anything surprise you about the whole process?
The one thing that surprised me was how manageable the whole process was. That's not to say it isn't a lot of work, because it is, but if you have a plan - writing, editing, rewriting, design and layout, marketing, distribution and sales - it is a manageable process.
What advice would you give to someone wanting to write a book, or starting to write one?
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