I write for erotic romance fun and pleasure. There’s no message, no deep meaning. Just enjoy it. No strings attached. I had no idea my words meant anything to anyone until I got this email last night:
I just want to thank you for your incredible stories! Your writing helped me discover my sexual side and what it’s like to experience self pleasure. I know I wouldn’t have been successful without your writing. I fell in love with Tell Me You Want Me and The Devil Made Me Do It is my go to for “inspiration.” I never get tired of it.
Please please write another compilation of short stories, like The Devil Made Me Do It, it’s truly incredible.
Thank you again, C.” (Shared with permission.)
Wow. My writing helped someone! But maybe I shouldn’t be surprised. I wrote the stories in The Devil Made Me Do It over several years while I was exploring my sexuality. They helped me, but I never expected anyone to get anything but a thrill from them. So this is something new for me.
I wrote back to C and told her I’m currently writing the sequel to Tell Me You Want Me. But what I didn’t tell her is that I’ve been feeling kinda burned-out lately. Selling the house, moving, settling in to a new place, and looking for a new job—pretty much all at the same time—took a lot out of me. Writing has been a struggle, and meeting my deadline looked impossible. Sales have been absolutely horrible this summer, and I’ve wondered whether or not I should give it up.
But I won’t because of readers like this. Now that I know there are people who have shared my experience, I know I can’t stop writing. I may never hear from anyone else, but I don’t need to. Writing for someone’s secret pleasure—and mine—is thrilling enough.
Tell Me You Want Forever IS coming December 1, 2014!