C. Morgan Kennedy insisted I talk about writing. The nerve!
Here are the questions she wanted answered:
What are you working on? How does your work differ from others of its genre? Why do you write what you write? How does your writing process work?
1. I am working on an erotic coming of age novella, tentatively titled "Auntie Vamp." I'm finished with the first draft, half way through the second draft, and I should have the third draft done by March 17th. Auntie Vamp herself is based on Mae West and she shepherds her great-niece Holly into discovering her true strength.
2. My work differs because I write woman-centric pleasure, with no coercion and no "bargains" of sex in exchange for something. My heroine doesn't cook or clean and she wants a life in paranormal politics.
3. I write explicit, complicated stories because I despise books that fear women's sexual and personal power. A woman should be able to name her desires, both sexual and intellectual.
4. I flail a lot. I hand write my brainstorming, plotting, and tricky scenes. I do have a loose outline at the beginning of the process, but it always goes off the rails by the middle of the first draft.
Thanks, C. Morgan!