Interview with Erica J. Dey-Nickel

Describe your desk
My desk is...embarrassing! It's a small miracle I don't lose my keyboard in all this clutter! Books and graphic novels, notepads and notebooks and sticky notes abound!
What is your writing process?
Usually it starts with a basic concept or certain scenario that pops into my head. I often take notes, scribbling down ideas that flesh it out. Then, when and if I'm able to find some quiet time after the day job and household responsibilities, I grab the iPad and start typing. More often than not, I find that lounging somewhere comfortable or going and parking with a view of the lake and working on the iPad is better for me than sitting at my desk. At least for the first draft.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
As simple and cliche as it sounds, I truly do enjoy entertaining people. Given that all my published work is erotica, it's also rewarding to know that someone enjoyed themselves. Drop your favorite writers an email or posts reviews, most of us LIVE for feedback! (If you didn't like it, tell us why don't just be one of those "YOU SUCK! wankers.)
What are you working on next?
I have several novellas (or I believe some might call them novelettes) in the works, most often they run in sets of 3-5 per series. I am also preparing to start a weakly series of novelettes that will later be grouped together loosely by theme or style.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I'm pretty happy with my iPad for reading books. In a pinch there's always my phone.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
A little bit of everything...reading, watching movies, tinkering around with art projects, I must admit to being a tv junkie when time allows as well (thank goodness for the invention of DVR!). I love to cook! And bake! All of this is, of course, for the ever elusive free time.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Children and animals jumping on me most mornings.
Published 2014-06-11.
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