Sometimes I have to pinch myself. There are genuinely days when I can’t believe that I have this amazing life. Somehow I have gone from being an archaeologist, to medieval historian, to an erotica writer, and I’m still not entirely sure how it happened! One minute I was writing about crime rates in thirteenth century Leicestershire, the next I was describing how a dominant woman was getting her rocks off over a man tied to an armchair!
If you are a regular reader to this blog you will notice a certain over-use of words such as ‘wonderful’, ‘amazing’ , ‘fantastic’ and ’lovely’. This is not due to a lack in my vocabulary, but because life is good, and somehow those are the words that say it all.
Just over ten years into this erotica writing lark, and I can boast many a naughty publication, from my ultra naughty confessions style anthology The Collector (Austin & Macauley), through e-book collections such as, Quick Kink One and Yes Ma’am (Xcite e-books), a healthy handful of shared anthology publications, mostly with the wonderful (see- there I go!), Xcite books (inc. Sex at Work, Boy Fun and Ultimate Sins), and Cleis Press (inc. Gotta Have It, Best of the Best Women’s Erotica 2 and Sweet Love). And then of course, there are the novels…
So here I am, over a decade into my writing career, wondering what is going to come along next.
Many of you will know that Kay is not my only pen-name- I also write contemporary romance and children’s picture book as Jenny Kane. For the past 18 months, Jenny has taken over from Kay as my main persona, as her novels have been doing amazingly well- but it won’t be long before I’ll have time to think ‘Kay’ again…so the question is…what do I kink up next????
At the moment, I simply have NO idea. Don’t however, mistake this for thinking I am devoid of ideas-far from it. I just don’t know what to do first!!
One thing is for sure however – my new piece of work, like every piece of erotica I have written before- will be penned within one of my ever growing pile of notebooks with my faithful black biro. This will happen while I am sat in the far corner of my favourite coffee shop.
I’ve tried to drag myself into the twenty first century, and write directly into my laptop, but the best I can do is to type up the initial draft (a process which often involves much cursing as I fail to decipher my spider like handwriting). This is the time I do most of my editing, as I transfer my words of imaginative (hopefully) smut (definitely).
I can’t even edit on the computer! So once my words are all neatly typed up, I print off tale after tale, scribble all over them with my red pen, before laboriously typing back in the changes and repeating the process again and again, right up until the point when I totally hate what I’m reading- that’s when I know it’s finally complete!!
I’ve been rambling on for long enough, so I’ll leave you now- maybe to go and read a wonderfully, amazingly, fantastically lovely book!