♥ For those who may be new to your writing, and who haven't yet checked out your writing, please tell us a little about yourself.
Oh, boy, where to start? Well, my usual pseudonym is "M.Christian" (though I have others) and I'm mostly known – if I'm known at all – as an erotica writer (though I've written many other things). My primary writing site is at http://www.mchristian.com/ (though – you guessed it – I have others).
♥ The journey from 'aspiring' to 'accomplished' can be a long one (and you clearly qualify as accomplished!). When did you begin writing, and how did you feel when you first saw your work in print?
Oh, you (blush)! Like a lot of writers I certainly don't feel 'accomplished' ... it's all kind of relative, I guess.
You could say I've always been creative ... the kid in the back of the class drawing pictures of rockets and robots when he should have been listening to what the teacher was saying. I remember writing my first story in the 4th grade, though it wasn't until early high school that I heard that (maybe, possibly) there were people out there who wrote stories for a living. Shortly thereafter I went after that with a kind of (to be polite) pathological vengeance: off and on I tried to write a story a week, though it took me close to ten years to finally sell one.
♥ So, why did you choose erotica as a genre of choice? Is there something specific that draws you to it, or something you feel it offers that other forms of literature do not?
You could say that it chose me: that first story I sold was to a magazine called FutureSex, and then that same story was picked up for Best American Erotica ... and it all sort of took off from there. I really never planned on being an erotica writer but, always the pragmatist, if someone's buying them I'm writing.
But I'll let you in on a secret: even though I mostly write erotica, I'm secretly not really writing it. When I sit down to write something for an erotic market I'm actually writing what I want to write – mystery, horror, romance, science fiction, whathaveyou – and 'leave the lights on' when it comes to the sex scene. Beyond that, though, I have to say that erotica is actually a very welcoming, supportive, and flexible genre – much more than a lot of others I write in. A pal of mine once described erotica as being like science fiction back in the 50s, or mysteries in the 30s: where everything was still fresh and new and writers were having a blast creating everything from scratch.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Bibrary Bookslut Talks To Me
This was a LOT of fun: the fantastic Bibrary Bookslut just did an interview with yers truly. Here's a taste and to read the rest of the great chat just click here.