Writing is more about patience than creativity
My Thoughts / November 30, 2017

I had a few new readers reach out to me and it was strange that they had questions that were very similar.  They asked me about my inspiration and thought process when writing. Normally, it’s a feeling I think all authors get that triggers the writing “itch” that we all feel the need to scratch.  I heard someone I respect say that we are driven by passion, educated by experience and defined by choice.  I truly believe this but our passion can sometimes drive us to make rash choices. It is not always that simple to take a concept and wrap an entire story around it.  Writing – especially fiction writing is like a large piece of clay.  You mold it and shape it, removing the excess and sometimes filling in gaps after you think you are done.  I think some of the best writers equally patient as they are creative. For many, the “art” of writing can take a very long time.  For others, they can visualize the entire story and after it is published, they go back and almost re-write it to add or subtract aspects of the original piece. I tend to visit both sides of this…

Response to a Fan – Why do you write these stories?
Book Reviews , My Thoughts / October 4, 2017

I had a reader reach out to me recently and to protect the “innocent”, I am keeping her identity secret.  She asked me why I write stories about the transgendered community… in fact, her exact words were “Why do you write about crossdressing fags?” I have never been shy about wanting feedback, good or bad, but this one struck a nerve.  For those who have read my work, I am more than just an erotica writer.  My decision to write about the transgendered community is a personal one, but not completely private.  My interest in writing about transgendered individuals is because of my introduction and experiences in the lifestyle.  While not my choice, I accepted my circumstances and made my confusing experiences a part of my everyday life. I draw from my experiences when I write.  Sometimes they are pure sexual fantasy, but many times, they are memories that inspire me to tell a greater story.  As much as we don’t like labels, the world has accepted them for the most part, but a label, unfortunately, is not just a word. Some labels breed emotions that we would rather not see or hear about.  It was clear this reader was…