Welcome to day 11 of the 2nd Annual Spanking A to Z blog challenge. Throughout June, spanking fiction authors will post a blog corresponding to a different letter of the alphabet, beginning with A and ending with Z. Many of the blogs, including mine, will focus on some aspect of spanking and/or the authors’ books, but you’ll also run across many random, but fun topics.
K is for writing what I KNOW
Quite a few author friends are attorneys and have used their legal backgrounds in their stories. Many other authors have medical expertise. Me, I’ve always been a writer in one form or another. I’ve worked as a newspaper reporter, freelance writer, and public relations director for a nonprofit and for the insurance industry. I’ve also worked in employee communications for an aerospace corporation.
So when authors are encouraged to “write what they know,” for me, that’s writing. Journalism is kind of interesting, and I did use my news reporting in False Pretenses. But to be honest, if I’d thought corporate PR was that thrilling, I’d still be doing it, so I don’t really want to use that in a story.
Right now, what I “know” is what it’s like to be an author. The burning drive to write, the challenges of working at home, the struggle to balance family demands with career, the emotional highs and lows that rise and fall with sales, rankings, and reviews.
My husband supports what I do, and he’s proud of what I’ve accomplished, but…that doesn’t mean he doesn’t sometimes get resentful of the time I spend doing it. I don’t know any successful, full-time author who hasn’t experienced some “push-back” from spouse and family.
For my 20th book, Stolen Moments, I decided to write about what I know–but give it a little twist. In this short romance, the husband is the erotic romance author and the heroine is his long-suffering wife who craves more attention.
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While Mary Sue is proud of her construction-worker husband Billy’s new-found success as an author of spanking novels, she also finds herself resentful of Beverly Golightly, the fictional heroine who gets everything Mary Sue wants: her man’s undivided attention, lots of hot loving, and many delicious spankings.
But is Mary Sue’s jealousy any crazier than the plan she hatches to recapture her husband’s attention?
Stolen Moments …A romantic comedy/spanking romance coming July 7 for 99 cents!