Interview with Misty Rampart

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I'll answer this in two parts - the author and the indie part. Writing is just about bowing to the creative imperative that says "you must do this". Now things - life - tends to get in the way of the process, and that leads to the indie part. If I were solely an author - without that day job thing, then I wouldn't self-publish. Or more likely I wouldn't have to self publish. But perhaps most importantly the doing is way more important than how it is done. I could shop around my writing to a hundred publishing houses and who knows what might happen - I may publish or I may not. Being an indie author I have complete control. How I am viewed as being a "success" (or not) at it is another question I think.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Ah there's the word. I feel success is achieved in just doing. Not letting the opportunity to express yourself and share it with others is the only failure. Unfortunately it hasn't yet translated into any monetary gain. Most people will read anything they can download for free but getting them to cough up the 99 cents is very hard apparently. But, ultimately, just getting the words out there is a success and easily quantified.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Having someone say they read your work and liked it. Any kind of feedback is appreciated though, positive or negative.
What do your fans mean to you?
Do I have any? Hmmm, well it would be nice to think so. Writing can be a solitary pursuit.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Doing the day job thing and hanging out with friends.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Usually they're recommended to me by friends and other writers.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
O yes, of course! It wasn't that long ago so it's easy.
What is your writing process?
I'm very undisciplined and short on time but I write whenever the mood strikes...like so many things.
How do you approach cover design?
It has to be professional-looking to grab the reader's eye.
What do you read for pleasure?
Erotica, philosophy, history...
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Tablet.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Word of mouth.
Describe your desk
a 10 foot long oak table...
Published 2014-10-24.
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Books by This Author

Really: New Poems by Misty Rampart
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners
Misty Rampart is back again with more bold erotic poetry. This collection features the long poem "Rub" and several others.
Savage Loving: The Diaries of Wanda Casey Volume II
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,780. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
Part two in a series (Mrs. John Heat opens our tale) Savage Loving sheds light on some mysteries yet creates new pathways toward an ever-evolving future for Wanda and her friends, allies, and enemies. At times it's difficult to tell them apart...
Pale Shade of Paradise
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,550. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary, Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
Part fiction, part poetry, part anecdote, this new collection of erotic musings will seduce you with its wit, frankness and truth as well as entertain you. Insightful, bold and downright real, this body of work is a unique effort, taking a fearless but not-so-delicate look at intimate relationships.
Mrs. John Heat: The Diaries of Wanda Casey
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,480. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Men's Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners
Mrs. John Heat: married to no one but the heat, the rage of her desires...
Lady Lack
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
Misty Rampart's first collection of erotic poetry "Lady Lack" loses nothing in its ferocity. Breathtakingly honest, there's nothing subliminal in her sublime adventures of bed and body. These unapologetic poems let the hidden carnal urges free in a way that is pointedly real and different. 5 Star Review on Amazon.