And away we go!
What am I working on?
I think the question here is, what am I NOT working on? I have a number of WIPs open, but I'll talk about the one I am chin-deep in edits with right now:
Sugar Rush is a novella, close to 30K and a lesbian romance. It's about a bakery owner who becomes a minor social media celebrity, and a young woman who wants something sweet from her. ;-) I wrote this especially for a call from Ellora's Cave for F/F romance. The first round of edits are done, and I'm waiting on more.
How does my work differ from others of its genre?
See my latest F/F story, A Taste of Vanilla.
You know, that's a good question. Ellora's Cave isn't exactly known for lesbian romance - it's a genre they are gradually building in their store, and I was thrilled to be contracted for this "Hot Pink" imprint they will launch in June. Sugar Rush also builds up to the sex - you'll get to know my ladies (Neve and Judy) and hopefully like them before they really like each other. EC built its house on supremely sexy stories, and Sugar Rush has a bit more sweetness. It's a great story, though, so if you are looking for an F/F gateway please come back in June. I promise the sequel, Sugar High, will get hotter.
Why do I write what I do?
See Coming Together: Through the Storm, where I have a BBW M/F short.
Why do I breathe? LOL
Seriously, I like stories. I like variety, and I enjoy creating situations where people and enjoy each other. They like each other, fall in love...try new things. I love to read, but sometimes I can't find exactly what I want to read, so I handle it.
With lesbian romance, I see there is a growth potential for readership. I've heard "icky" used to describe it, and I don't know why. M/M erotica is popular among women, so why would two women in love be "icky"? Love is for everybody.
How does your writing process work?
See Love is Bliss, a new duology.
This really depends on the story. For a sequel/series book, I read what's already written and keep track of eye color, hair color, past events, etc. I have family trees and charts to help with minor details. When writing a new hero/ine, I usually have an image in my head of what they look like and how they act.
For a romance, I tend to be a pantser. Like throwing two people into Survivor and watching them roll. For mysteries, I have to plot, because the journey from mystery to resolution must make sense. I used to plot out chapters, but lately I find I am more comfortable just writing. Time is rather precious these days, with the little one getting older and requiring more attention.
I should also note I'm reading more lately and getting a feel for other styles. It helps me hone my own.
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