Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Writing Process and Me (Or, How I Survive as an Author....)

I figured I'd answer a few questions I get asked often concerning my writing. Survival as an author can be scary. It's kind of a lone wolf existence sometimes. You're responsible for your own posts/promo/work/etc. But this is a great big family, too. Ask and someone will answer and probably help. So here are the answers to these frequently asked questions.

1) What am I working on? 

Glad you asked! I'm knee deep in a new series featuring Club Desire, from Resplendence Publishing. In fact, I just turned in the latest book, Raining Men, to the publisher. Here's a little bit about book 1 - 

Tied Desire by Megan Slayer
Club Desire Book 1 

M/M, Anal Sex, Toys, Spanking, BDSM
Resplendence Publishing

Get your rocks off however you want at Club Desire. We’re not easy and we’re not free, but we are discreet. Find your fantasy in the club.

            Ford Gehrig likes everything hard—his racing and his sex life. His career driving stock trucks is riding high. He’s a top performing rookie. Club Desire fulfills his needs for pain in his pleasure. But even a strong man has his breaking point. His wounds run deep and won’t be easy to overcome. Will the club be his salvation or his downfall?

Master Zane knows the rough side of the club well. He’s been at Desire longer than many of the Doms. Few subs turn his head like Ford. He wants the hot blond on his table, against his cross and in his bed. Nothing at the club comes easily, but Zane’s not one to give up. Will he be able to pierce the protective walls around Ford’s heart, or will his own past be the barrier he can’t destroy?

Only time, some cuffs and a few spankings will tell if this tied desire is meant to last.

2) How does my work differ from others of its genre? 

I write about couples in the midst of a second chance. First love is great, but I like the redemption story. How did they manage to get back together or make the second time around work? Usually a second time around is more complicated and emotional. I like playing with that emotional aspect. I also love playing with hot guys. I mean, who doesn't? I get to do lots of great research and look at images of said hot men. Yeah, it's a tough job, but someone has to do it. 

3) Why do I write what I do? 

Writing for me is like breathing. I have to do it. I love letting the characters run and play. It's fun. If I didn't I'd have to listen to the characters talk anyway. I might as well write them. Grin. Plus, I love writing. I've always been good at stringing words together - be it in lesson plans or papers for school. Getting to make the stories hot just added a whole lot of good to the deal. I also love telling tales of second chances. Lots of times, life isn't one single instance. There are bits and moments where things come around. I like being able to show that. Plus... hot men!

4) How does your writing process work?

I usually write a bit of the plot out in my notebooks. I love to do some of the work by hand. Once I get a decent amount of the story in the notebook, I sit down at the computer. Usually 3-5k words at a time, I go at it. Hopefully the book works out and doesn't need major revision. Sometimes it does. I send it by my crit partners and beta readers and then swoosh! Off to the editor. Not the most exciting process, but it's the truth. *G*

What about you? What are your favorite questions to answer? Or better yet, are there questions you want ME to answer? Put 'em in the comments. I'll do my best. 

Megan Slayer - It's Always Fun to Squirm
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