It’s that time again- I’m welcoming the lovely Jillian Boyd to my site today to tell us about her early publishing experiences in the land of erotica.
Over to you Jillian…
Can you remember writing the first story you actually wanted to write, rather than those you were forced to write at school? What was it about?
I wasn’t ever forced to write at school – on the contrary, I think writing assignments in school were a big part of me falling in love with writing. That, and voracious reading.
What was your first official publication? Was that erotica?
It was an MMF ménage story in a seasonal anthology. So yes, it was erotica.
I had no idea I’d be an erotica writer- it just came from nowhere! Was writing erotica something you intended to do, or was it a bit of a shock?
Same as you, Kay – I had no clue. I’d started blogging first, and participating in erotica writing memes was what made me think “hey, wait a minute, this is something I enjoy”. I wasn’t shocked as much as surprised that I liked it and that it was something I could feasibly be good at.
What effect did that have on your life?
I think with me you’ll always have to take into account that I write a personal sex and relationships blog as well as erotic fiction. So it was a combination of those two that led me to want to push myself out of the situation I was in at the time I started and take on whatever came my way.
I *think* it’s safe to say it was a good effect…
Does your first published story reflect your current writing style?
I actually re-read it not too long ago and, although I’ll always hold a special place for it in my heart because it was my first published story, once it got to the dialogue I promptly cringed myself inside out.
What are you working on at the moment?
Currently, writing is on the backburner as I’m focussing on nailing a high-pressure period in my day job! Which isn’t as bad as that sounds, because I love my day job and I need a bit of a break from writing if I’m honest.
Buy links –
Inked: Sexy Tales of Tattoo Erotica – http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01CXBRFEM/?tag=sexylittlewords-21
Licked (as editor) –
Jillian Boyd is an author, editor, blogger and all-round nosy parker. Based in London, she can often be found in coffee shops. She blogs at ladylaidbare.com.
Many thanks Jilly! Fabulous interview,