Hello, it's Kay here!
It's wonderful to be blogging here again after such a long break from the world of erotica.
So, where the hell have I been?
Well, I haven't evaporated into the ether, I haven't been spirited off to some alien world, nor have I been indulging in months of sexual deviancy in the name of research (sadly).
My break from erotica came not long after the release of my, thankfully popular, novella, Wednesday on Thursday, back in January.
It came about for a number of reason- the first of which was that I hadn't had a single week without writing erotica in just over twelve years, and I was suddenly, with no warning, very tired. The sexy stuff just didn't work for me anymore. I was porn-ed out. I was turning on Facebook and thinking, "If I see one more naked person..." Not good for an erotica writer. It is very difficult to write sexy if you don't feel sexy- and I didn't- not even a tiny bit.
Disillusionment had also started to set in. The quality of writing in erotica was still in recovery after the massive dip in standards caused by the success of Fifty Shades, and I just didn't have the will to keep fighting to be noticed in the sea of poor copycat fiction, repetitive fiction, and tacky book covers.
Having said all that- I knew I didn't want to leave this wonderfully wacky, friendly, slightly eccentric world of sexy thinking and interesting wordage. I love it- I 100% love it. And how could I leave the Brit Babe's behind me? Impossible!
|Lexie, Kd, Tabitha and Kay|
Although the erotic words have been lacking, plenty of other words have been escaping from the nib of my pen. I've written two novels - one as Jenny Kane (details soon) and one as Jennifer Ash (The Winter Outlaw- to be released before Christmas). I have also written a script (also details soon), and taught over 30 workshops as part of, Imagine, the creative writing company I run with fellow author Alison Knight. (So, if you want an erotica writing class- just contact me and I'll see what I can do!)
There have been many changes in my writing life over the last few months. The biggest change is that I have taken the rights of nearly all of my erotica back from my various publishers, and have embarked on a mass re-editing and re-publishing enterprise. So although there isn't much Kay Jaybee work available at the moment, there will be again very soon...you should just see my new book covers...
For more Kay Jaybee book news watch this space, or take a peep at my blog www.kayjaybee.me.uk
Thank you for dropping by today - I've missed you!