Hey Sexxy's, it's been a pretty busy week here at Salacious Reads. I'm pleased to be part of the virtual book tour for Fling. Please welcome Lauren Hawkeye to the blog today, she'll talking about Being A Writer. psst...there will be a giveaway towards the end of this post.
It's been almost a year now since I was able to quit my job to be a full tine writer. I remember the sense of relief I felt knowing I wouldn't have to add the day job into the balls I was trying to juggle anymore.
That first day, I spent a leisurely morning playing with my son, then sat down to work once he was down for his nap.
"I'm living the dream," I remember thinking. "I have the best job in the world."
And I still think that, though I've learned that life as a full time writer has a few quirks, a few twists and turns. Here are some things that I've learned in the past year.
1. Writing is an all encompassing job. You may not always work a full day, but that wip is always there, preying at the back of your mind, percolating while you shower, while you go for a run, while you go to sleep. A writer's mind never "turns off".
2. The flexible hours are great, but I never knew that, while some days I don't work at all, some days I work for twenty, sleep for five, then to se and repeat.
3. Sometimes the words just won't come. You may have carved put right hours to work... But that doesn't mean it's going to happen...
4. ...and sometimes you have to find a way around that. When you have contracts, deadlines, there are tons of people counting on you to deliver that book. In the past year I've worked through a scary hospitalization for my son, for ten hour days by the pool on my second honeymoon, and now, in a corner while my town battles with a flood the likes of which Canada has ever seen. Needless to say, my mind isn't always on it- but you learn to push through.
This all might make writing sound like a dreadful occupation. It's not- there's something so wonderful about writing a story that can make someone forget their troubles for a few hours. And all the bumps that an author goes through to write that book only add to their understanding of human nature.
I wouldn't trade it for the world. And now I'm going to go take a box of books to some of the shelters housing my neighbours, my friends. Books written by some of you and read by many others.
Being a writer is a good thing.
Authors: Sara Fawkes, Cathryn Fox, Lauren Hawkeye
FLING is an erotic anthology of three steamy BDSM novellas set in Italy’s kinky Mancusi Resort during its infamous Fetish Week, features Take Me by New York Times bestselling author Sara Fawkes, Teach Me by Cathryn Fox, and Tame Me by Lauren Hawkeye.
Kate Swansea’s fiancée dumps her a day before the wedding. Will wealthy Greek businessman Alexander Stavros convince the BDSM virgin that a sexual adventure is the cure for her broken heart?
Tycoon Luca Mancusi whisks fashion intern Josie Pelletier off to his private resort to negotiate a deal for her boss’s lingerie line. But, by negotiation, he means a long, slow, spicy seduction…
Ariel Monroe, pop-star princess, refuses to sign a contract with CEO Marco Kennedy. She’s furious when he follows her to Fetish Week, although she could use a hot BDSM play partner. If he’s up to the challenge, of course.
Lauren Hawkeye is a writer, yoga newbie, knitting aficionado and animal lover
who lives in the shadows of the great Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada. She’s
older than she looks—really—and younger than she feels—most of the time—and she
loves to explore the journeys that take women through life in her stories. Hawkeye’s
stories include erotic historical, steamy paranormal, and hot contemporary.
Make sure to check out her work as Lauren Jameson, where her erotic romances
take a walk on the wild side.
Giveaway....Avon Red is offering a eCopy of Fling (this is a tour-wide giveaway)