Interview with Amber Sunwell

Published 2014-08-12.
Describe your desk
Right now it's mostly my lap. Sometimes I decide I don't like sweaty thighs and move to the kitchen table.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Reading the success stories of various authors who have pursued self-publishing has been a profound motivator. I enjoy putting my stories up for others to read, especially if it means I am helping them to scratch an itch!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I enjoy having characters say or do things I don't expect. They usually know what's best for them. If I try to make them do something they don't want to do, they let me know.
What do your fans mean to you?
Not sure if I have fans yet, but I am thrilled that people have bought my stories. It makes me all warm and fuzzy knowing people want to give me a chance.
What are you working on next?
I have two series in mind. One is going to tie together as a serial and will be following several doms and their live-in subs. Another is going to be a series of stand-alone erotic fairytales.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Haha. Honestly, the first thing I do is check my phone to see if I had any sales while I was asleep. If yes, that motivates me to get up and keep working. If no, that tells me I better make up for it. Same result.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love reading. I also enjoy running and playing the piano.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
When I am looking for books, I usually am craving something specifically, and so I'll scroll through whatever was most recently published in whatever niche I am craving.
What is your writing process?
I have ideas constantly bouncing around in my head. My first step is to lasso one and bring it down to earth, where I decide the basics. From there I write a rather crummy first draft. After a few revisions I send it to my beta reader. Then more revisions. Then proofreading. I may be a smut writer, but I want to put out the best story I possibly can for my readers.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I remember is Green Eggs and Hams. It made me realize that anything can sound delicious if you make it rhyme.
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