I have a confession to make: I never intended to be an erotic romance author. Heck, when I first began writing even writing a sweet love scene made me blush.
It all started when one day, I decided to challenge myself a bit. I scrapped the first three chapters of the fantasy I was writing, and rewrote it in 1st person. At that stage I was a dedicated pantser — didn’t know how to do it any other way — so imagine my shock when my heroine morphed from a nice girl, to a mouthy, opinionated, kick-butt kind of girl. And as the story progressed, I realized that her between the sheets action was rather, er, hot. Yikes. Where did that come from?
Anyway, once I’d recovered from the shock, I entered that manuscript in a contest. It won. And I was told I’d found my voice.
Huh? My ‘voice’ resembles a really sarcastic twenty-something who burns up the sheets? In rather graphic detail? Are you sure??? Sheesh.Who’da thunk it?
So what’s all this got to do with accidentally becoming an erotic romance author?
If you pop on over to Tote Bags ‘n’ Blogs and read the full post, it’ll all make sense, I promise. BTW, rumor has it that not only is there a giveaway, but there might also be some suggestions for fabulously exotic pen-names for this Accidental E-Rom author to consider ;-)
Writing as Maree Anderson
Because, like, she didn’t really think about the whole pen-name thing before she got published, did she? Doh.