Interview: Lucy Felthouse (Off The Beaten Track)
Another interview for you guys today, this time I’m asking author Lucy Felthouse why she writes erotical romance and more! If you’d like to know more about her or her book, please visit her website.
Nyx Book Reviews: Hi Lucy, welcome to Nyx Book Reviews! Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
Lucy: I’ll let my carefully crafted author bio do the job… [Note: which can be found below]
Can you tell us a bit more about your newest release, Off the Beaten Track?
It belongs to Resplendence Publishing’s Erotic Gems line, which basically means it’s a short and very hot story. It’s the story of a workaholic who’s forced by her friends and family to take a vacation. She’s against the idea, but once there, she meets a totally hot tour guide and soon forgets all about work… 😉
What made you want to be a writer of erotic romance? Was it a conscious decision?
No, not at all. It actually started at University. I did a degree in Creative Writing, and while at lunch with my Uni friends one day, following a quite rude conversation, one of them suggested I should write an erotic story. I said no at first, but then I was dared, so I couldn’t really say no then! I found that I enjoyed it, and that the stories went down very well with the people that read them, so I’ve never looked back.
Do you have a certain writing regime, or do you just write when you feel like it?
It depends on what deadlines I have coming up. I juggle my writing with my “day job” which is running my own business, Writer Marketing Services (http://www.writermarketing.co.uk), so I can move things around when I need more time to write, and vice versa. Though if I’m feeling particularly in the mood to write, I try to take advantage wherever possible so I can get as many words down on the page as possible!
What do you like best about being a writer?
Being published. There’s no better feeling for me than seeing my work go on sale – except of course, people buying it and enjoying it. I love feedback, and check out my reviews quite often and take on board what’s being said.
Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Yes. Read lots in your chosen genre, research the market, and learn to edit yourself. There’s nothing worse than an editor receiving an error and typo ridden manuscript. At least do your best to give yourself more of a chance of being noticed
Thank you for answering my questions! (:
Thanks so much for having me!
Lucy is a graduate of the University of Derby, where she studied Creative Writing. During her first year, she was dared to write an erotic story – so she did. It went down a storm and she’s never looked back. Lucy has had stories published by Cleis Press, Constable and Robinson, House of Erotica, Noble Romance, Ravenous Romance, Resplendence Publishing, Summerhouse Publishing, Sweetmeats Press and Xcite Books. She is also the editor of Uniform Behaviour and Seducing the Myth. Find out more at http://www.lucyfelthouse.co.uk. Join her on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to her newsletter.