Going Back to My Roots

It’s been nice delving back into the OTS mystery. It gets me back to my roots and I get to write from where I’m extremely comfortable, about a subject I know a great deal about. No – no – not murder. That part is fictitious (obviously), but about the ins and outs and ups and downs of helping to run a large underground occult organization, and all about Demonolatry, magick etc…

I’ve also been alternating that with the NF projects I’m working on right now. I’m in my “zone”. 

Don’t get me wrong – I enjoy writing the erotica, but I definitely needed a break from it. I still have three more contracted stories to put out this year (one might not go out until next year) in that genre. I’m glad I agreed to do it and step outside my comfort zone. For the record, this OTS mystery has a bdsm element to it and this book, is in part, what sparked the whole experimental jump into erotica anyway.

But my real home, where I belong is in esoteric writing and occult fiction. I’m also very comfortable writing fantasy novels. That doesn’t mean Anne is retiring after the next three books. Who knows what the future will bring for ‘her’? I love writing the erotica (the sub-genre I write in is something I know – minus the whole club scene) and I might stick around there for awhile. Like with many things – if I get bored, I’ll move on.

I don’t write anything just because I think I’m going to make money at it. Gods no! LOL! I wrote two erotica stories that didn’t do all that great before the third one really took off. Any writer who writes thinking they’re going to cash-in on a specific genre is an idiot. Not to mention I know other writers who tried that and failed miserably. So the fact that I didn’t fail says something.  Certainly not everyone likes my erotica (usually because it’s not real enough for them and some of it does require you to have a rich imagination) but there are a good number of people who do. I actually write what I enjoy reading. The minute I stop enjoying what I’m writing is the minute the reader stops enjoying reading it, IMHO.

So we’ll see. I make no promises for Anne, or Audrey, or S. J. or even S..  Love my work or hate it – it is what it is. I make no apologies.

Now back to working on the OTS mystery. Liz is at the police station in an interview room. I wonder why?

About Steph

Steph is an award winning and bestselling author of thrilling steamy and paranormal romances, dark urban fantasy, occult horror-thrillers, cozy mysteries, contemporary romance, sword and sorcery fantasy, and books about the esoteric and Daemonolatry. A Daemonolatress and forever a resident of Smelt Isle, she is happily married and cat-mom to three pampered house cats. Her muse is a demanding sadistic Dom who often keeps her up into the wee hours of the morning. You can contact her at swordarkeereon@gmail.com

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