Interview with Steven Miller

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I honestly do no remember what the very first book I read was. I have read so many. If you count when my mom would read to me as a child, that would go back even further. I will take an educated guess and say that it was probably one of Disney's Little Golden Books, which I loved as a kid.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read pretty much anything. News, non-fiction, comedy, erotica, mystery. I can pick up most books and get some kind of enjoyment out of them.
Describe your desk
My desk is literally my lap. I can't sit and type at a desk, I find it uncomfortable. I enjoy sitting on my bed or in a nice comfy chair while I type.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the middle of nowhere. I have spent quite a bit of time by myself, which has led to an interesting imagination. I'm 20 now and I freely admit I still act out scenarios in my head, or if I'm alone, out loud.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing around 13 or 14 years old. The stories were bad, I remember one was about a teacher trying to kill me because I got her fired. Crazy? Yes. Bad? Hell yes.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
It's simple really. I enjoy writing, but the mainstream publishing system is a pain in the ass. Would I like to become a big writer someday? Of course. But at the same time, I have other career goals I am pursuing as well. I'm currently works on an Associate's Degree in Psychology.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Seeing the finished product. There is nothing I enjoy more than seeing how my writing turned out. That probably explains why I always have problems writing longer novels.
What are you working on next?
I'm currently working on a fan-fiction about two WWE divas. It's dark and a touch unrealistic, but it's erotica. I have always felt like erotica exists on a different plane. Most of it is unrealistic, not because of sexism, but just because we all want to imagine what we see as perfection. Regular people can tell the difference between fantasy and reality. We all know that no one likes being forced into sex and that it is a highly illegal and completely disgusting act. Forced fantasies however are nothing more than just that: fantasies.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Video games are a huge part of my off time, as is school work. I also love reading and watching anime.
What is your writing process?
I don't even have a writing process. I just sit down and start typing. If I think the story sucks, it goes in the trash, if it doesn't, then I keep working on it. I have ruined a couple really good stories by putting my personal life into them, I thought about going and fixing them, and I may someday, but as of right now, they just stay where they are.
Published 2014-11-24.
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