By Jamie Hill
I was excited to discuss the topic this week, and explain why I like writing erotic romance from the POV of a man. Men use stronger language and think about things a bit more straightforwardly than women, sometimes. I still struggle to get it right (My editor reminds me the guy might say 'tits' rather than breasts, and would probably not call something 'lovely'...LOL)
This week, I'm struggling with a different sort of issue, one that has hit me as directly as any hate crime could. My writing was 'outed' where I live and work. Someone 'Googled' me and decided, in her good Christian wisdom, it was her duty to tell a few other people so they could confront me together. I'm not going to get into specifics but let's just say I was naive to think writing erotic romance was no big deal. For the online community where I spend time each day, it's a huge part of our lives. To other people, I'm told this makes me perverted.
After much soul-searching, planning, and desperation in looking for ways to mitigate the damage, I've decided Jamie Hill will go back to writing mainstream romantic fiction. I had one book published but when the pub closed, it was orphaned. I've tried sporadically to get it back out there, and I have a sequel in the works. So those works will move to the front burner. I do love romantic suspense, there's no question. I love plotting a mystery around my romance (what there is of it, LOL).
Next week a new blogger will take my place at the Grip. I hope you'll treat Jenna Byrnes as wonderfully as you've treated me. Jenna will appreciate it.
Like I appreciate all of you!
Big, squishy, cyber-hugs,