My Crazy Writing Ride
“I’ll give you a year.”
That was the words my husband said when we discussed me working part-time instead of full-time. It wasn’t as bad as it sounds here – we’re not made of money – and we had a business to run that satisfied the legal requirements for getting our grubby paws on the coveted green cards.
I think it was more that he was sick of not seeing me evenings and weekends.
I blame him, though. He was the one to buy me a kindle for my birthday in November 2013. I’ve always loved reading, but all of a sudden I could read smut without going to Barnes and Noble and cringing at being served by an eleven year old.
Then I made my next big discovery – free books! (I’m still a member of kindle unlimited) I loved paranormal – shapeshifters especially. I was reading m/f (guys and girls) because I hadn’t yet discovered mm (sigh).
Then my world came crashing to a halt because I read two really bad books. One was bad because I don’t think it had ever seen an editor, and the other because there was absolutely no story. Don’t get me wrong; I like my characters getting down and dirty with each other, but something else happening would be cool as well.
I complained (I was in a shitty mood anyway) to my husband about how even I could do better, and that’s when he said the words that are probably going to haunt him for the rest of his life. “So, you write one then.”
Which led to me doing a complete disappearing act for two months before the conversation about the above-mentioned work and working part-time came in.
I started with a m/f paranormal about werewolves, and I was completely stunned when it was accepted. (My husband even more so.)
At the same time as I was doing edits for that, I discovered mm (two hot guys loving each other for those of you that don’t know) and was completely hooked. I’d been playing around with a story in my head for a week or so – and Pure was born.
Pure was published in December 2014, exactly eleven months after I started writing. Since then Pure Indulgence was released, and this month – Pure Innocence followed.
Pure Integrity is 1700 words in and counting!
I still love werewolves, and my first mm werewolf shifter romance will be published at the end of this month. But, I’ll leave the news about that one until next time!