Friday, 10 April 2015

April’s Interlude #10

How I Came To Write MM Romance

 I’ve been an avid reader all of my adult life, if not my childhood. In college I studied literary and almost managed to get my degree in English Literature before changing my major to History. I managed to read some of the greats and have several books that I read all the time like they’re my bible. I won’t bore you with my classic literature choices but I will say some books are a must read for every author to read, regardless of the genre they write in and most of these books are considered classic literature. That’s for another discussion though.

Anyway, I’ve been an avid read of everything for more than twenty years now. About fifteen-ish years ago I met the most amazing group of ladies in a paperback book trading website. These ladies introduced me to erotica and erotic romance. From there I was introduce to people like Emma Holly, who has M/M elements in her books. I read erotic romance for a number of years before I was introduce to JL Langley and then Carol Lynne.

I began reviewing for some reputable review sites-for the free books of course.

While I have always been a writer and have many things that will never see the light of day mostly because they’re not a priority for me to publish, I started secretly writing M/M romance about the same time I started reviewing other writers works. I guess the actually act of writing on a regular basis inspired me to keep going.

I never really took my writing seriously until last summer when I had a bout of depression hit me hard and I needed a way to get out of my own head. I think many writers suffer from some sort of mental anguish and that’s why we write. I know I certainly do and writing does help me great deal.

Now the voices in my head won’t leave me alone no matter what I do and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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