Here’s an author interview from [intlink id=”522″ type=”post”]Lisa Fox[/intlink]. Take it away Lisa…
- How did you start writing erotica?
I kind of evolved into it. When I decided I wanted to write romance, I started out trying to do something more along the category romance lines, but I ran into a lot of trouble with the sex scenes. I couldn’t just allude to things. I wanted to get down and dirty with my characters. I wanted the scenes to be visual and descriptive and hot. I was really destined for erotica all along; it just took me a minute to realize it.
- What erotic authors do you enjoy reading?
Casey Sheridan. Kim Knox.
- Where do you draw your inspiration from?
Everywhere. Really. Life can be so crazy and surreal and magnificent it’s hard not to find inspiration.
- Do you have any unusual writing rituals?
You mean other than that sex orgy black mass thing I do every third Friday night when the moon is full to appease the gods of writing? No, nothing unusual comes to mind.
- Where’s your favourite place to write?
At my desk, which is right next to a lovely window that I never look out of because I’m too busy staring at the keyboard.
- Who is your favourite character from one of your stories and why?
I couldn’t choose something like that. It’s like asking which vital organ I like best. I love them all in very different and unique ways.
- Do your nearest and dearest know what you do, and if so, what was their reaction when they found out?
Everyone in my life knows that I write erotic romance. Mostly they think it’s funny because no one would ever call me a romantic by any stretch of the imagination. But they are also all very supportive. I am very lucky.
- What was your ideal career when you were a child?
When I was young, I actually wanted to be an FBI agent. Seriously. But then I got to high school and discovered the pleasures of deviance and there went that career.
- How do you get yourself in the mood to write?
I get out of bed.
- If you get writer’s block when you’re writing, how do you get around it?
I take a break. Step back. Play some video games. And after I’ve had a moment, I look at what I was working on again. I usually end up cutting huge portions out and rewriting because it seems I get blocked when I am trying to force the story rather then letting it develop on its own.
- If you could bring one of your characters to life, which one would it be and why?
I guess I would want to bring Arien from my novella Sculpting a Demon to life. I think he would be incredibly fun to have around. We could certainly raise some hell together, that’s for sure.
- Which author, erotic or otherwise would you love to meet and why?
All the authors I would really want to meet are dead. But if I could pick one of those, I would totally go with Charles Bukowski. I’d love to have a few beers with him and then go bet on the ponies.
- What are you working on at the moment?
I’ve got some really great projects in the works at the moment. I am about to begin edits on a Christmas Quickie I recently sold to Ellora’s Cave. I’m also starting a story for two of the secondary characters from my novella.
- What’s the biggest writing challenge you’ve ever taken on? Did you succeed?
Getting published for the first time was probably the biggest challenge I’ve faced so far. I guess I did succeed, but really, every time I submit something new the challenge begins anew.