Interview with Lynn Stephens

Published 2015-02-06.
What are you working on next?
After I finish the Lunar Creek Wolves series, which I've planned to be around ten books long, I have another couple of series ready to start. One will be a trilogy about a forbidden romance between a young woman her new step father that will be full of secretive and passionate meetings behind her mother's back. Another will be about a young witch who rescues a cursed man who she falls head over heels for, vowing to help him break the curse by tracking down the witch who originally cursed him, which will be about six books. Other than that, I have a few more ideas that haven't really been fleshed out yet. But rest assured, there's no shortage of sexy men in my mind.
What is your writing process?
Unfortunately, I tend to get distracted very easily and sometimes my writing process suffers from it. But it helps if I try to work on more than one project at a time. I have erotica published under a pen name, and my regular stuff that I try to alternate between so none of it gets stale. The rest of it is just forcing myself to sit down and write, even if I don't feel like it. Sometimes I can crank out five thousand or more words a day, and other days I'll have Word open all week and not write a single word.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading. I try to do so much reading, because other than practicing your writing, it's the best way to improve your craft. Before I began writing my own erotica, I started reading erotica from others to see what works for them and what they tend to avoid doing. I also read a lot of paranormal romance for the more romantic aspects of my books. It can't all just be mindless sex! Reading is a good way to see what's popular, and what's been overdone.
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