As an erotica and erotic romance writer, getting a reputation is one of those things it’s impossible to avoid. People who don’t ‘get’ it assume that we’re all whip-wielding, PVC wearing, promiscuous types. Whether we are or not doesn’t matter to them.
However, I’ve blogged (ranted) about that before. This time I’m talking about getting a reputation within my writing. It came to my attention recently that I have somewhat of a reputation for penning f/f stories. The person that brought it to my attention meant it as a compliment and said I should write more f/f stuff, which definitely gave me food for thought.
You see, unless I’m writing for a particular call for submissions, I don’t think too much about what pairings are going to be in my stories. I just write what’s in my head – I don’t mind who’s sleeping with – or falling in love with – who. For the most part, though, I write m/f stuff – and have written almost three times more m/f stuff than f/f (with a handful of bisexual and ménage stories), so I find it really interesting that my f/f stuff is getting so much attention and that I’m getting ‘known’ for it.
It’s fabulous and exciting that my stories are getting attention, and I’ll definitely be writing more lesbian fiction, particularly if people are enjoying it. However, I definitely won’t be giving up the m/f stuff – I like men too much to not write about them! So much so that I have a few m/m ideas floating around in my head that I hope will see the light of day.
So, despite my new-found reputation as someone that writes great f/f stories (the words of the person that brought it to my attention, not mine!), I’ll continue to write whatever comes into my head – I never want to stifle my creativity and Muse!
But I’ll write whatever I’m writing with a smug smile on my face, knowing that I have a reputation
A selection of my f/f stuff (click the book covers to find out more):