Interview with Cassidy Black

Published 2022-02-10.
What do your fans mean to you?
I would never consider myself to have "fans" but I sincerely appreciate anyone who enjoys my writing. As much as I write for myself and about things that titillate me, I always have the idea of the Reader in mind and hope they like what I've written! Every person who has ever left a comment/review, ever bought anything I've written or encouraged me in any way has spurred me on to keep writing in ways they'll never understand.
What are you working on next?
I actually have a spreadsheet of works in progress! The next thing I think I will publish is a MLM dom/sub series with an age gap and maybe some caretaking aspects to it, too. But don't hold me to it because like I said, I have a whole spreadsheet of sordid goodness!
Who are your favorite authors?
It might be a cliché to say Stephen King but I did grow up reading his books - my favourite is 10/22/63. I also grew up reading Stephen Fry who I have always idolised.
I read a lot of non fiction and I adore Jon Ronson; I would highly recommend "So You've Been Publicly Shamed" and "Psychopath Test" - I recently finished "Them" by him, too.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes! In primary school when I was around 7 or 8, I wrote a story about aliens crash landing on Earth and a kid helping them fix their spaceship which is fuelled by custard. I even made my own book cover for it and everything! My teacher was super impressed and showed my mum; it's kinda embarrassing thinking about it now.
What is your writing process?
If I have an idea, I tend to sit down immediately and just word-vomit everything I'm thinking onto a document as I find that if I don't do that early on, I forget a lot of things. After that, the idea is semi-constantly bouncing around in my head and I'm trying to stretch it out and mould it into a fleshed out story. I tend to write down snippets that come to me so I will have one really messy plan type of a document and then, when I get the chance to sit down, I will listen to music and try to write as much as I can in 20 minute blocks. I don't write my stories in order all the time as I find that process can often lead me to a grinding halt where I get caught up on "what happens next", so I tend to write the scenes I'm most excited about or had initial ideas about first.
When did you first start writing?
I have honestly been writing stories since I was a little kid - I used to carry a notepad and pen around with me *everywhere* I went in case I got an idea. By the time I was in my mid teens, the notepad had turned into a lever arch file because I had written so much - this was in the days before google docs so this was the only way to do it!
Since then, I never really stopped writing, whether it be fiction or blogging or academic writing. I think it's an addiction! You'll be pleased to know that I no longer carry a lever arch file around with me any more.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
As I've mentioned, I've been writing *forever* so it was probably only a matter of time before I became an indie author. I've always had an ambition to be an author and these days it is so accessible to self publish as long as you have the patience and work ethic. I feel my writing is just as good as any traditional published author so why shouldn't it be seen by people? I've read many authors on free writing websites and they are just as good if not better than traditional published authors so I feel like if given a chance to self publish like the SW provides, you'd be a fool not to take it.
Self publishing isn't easy by any means which is why my advice to someone just starting out is that you're most likely not going to be an overnight success, it will take time and that's ok. Don't jump right in: read resources on self publishing, listen to others who have done it, watch videos about it but also, do what feels right for you.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Seeing an idea form into a full story. Having people tell me they liked what I wrote or that they think about it sometimes. Telling a story I want to tell and not having to follow any rules, including my own.
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Books by This Author

Down on the Farm: An Erotic Human Cow Novella
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,290. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay
(5.00 from 1 review)
Jacob Lee is in his late twenties, a buff blond haired, blue eyed pretty-boy working at the ranch he and his brother inherited. When Jacob agrees to help a kind looking rancher with the milking on at his dairy, little did Jacob expect that he would be the one getting milked!