Today, I have the distinct pleasure of featuring author Robin Leigh Morgan on this edition of A Perfect 10.
Please enjoy this special installment of A Perfect 10
If you want to check out past interviews, you can find them in the following links:
A.C. Flory, Steve Boseley, Kayla Matt, Mae Clair, Jill Sammut, Deanna Kahler, Dawn Reno Langley, John Howell, Elaine Cougler, Jan Sikes, Nancy Bell, Nick Davis, Kathleen Lopez, Susan Thatcher, Charles Yallowitz, Armand Rosamilia, Tracey Pagana, Anna Dobritt, Karen Oberlaender, Deby Fredericks, Teri Polen, Darlene Foster, Robert Rayner, C.C. Naughton, Sherry Rentshler, Linda Bradley, Luna St. Clair, Joan Hall, Staci Troilo, Allan Hudson, Robert Eggleton, Paul Scott Bates, P.C. Zick, Joy Lennick, Patrick Roland, Mary Carlomagno, Kathleen Jowitt, Michele Jones, J. Bliss, Maline Carroll, Alethea Kehas, Angelique Conger, Colin Guest, Rebekkah Ford, Andrew Joyce, Win Charles, Ritu Bhathal, Deborah Jay
Does writing energize or exhaust you?
As a retired NY City employee, my writing definitely tends to energize me by giving me something to do to keep my mind active each day. Otherwise, I’d become bored out of my head with nothing to do and fatter than I am already, which is totally not good for my health.
Do you ever write under a pseudonym? If not have you considered it? Why or why not?
I write under a pen name right now. The reason is quite simple regardless of what my is I like my privacy. I don’t want to be bothered my friends, neighbors, co-workers [when I was working] relatives and the like pestering continuously for free copies of any of my endeavors. I didn’t want to have an on-going barrage of questions as to when my next book would be published, etc. I’ve already got two books published under the name I’m using now, and am in the process of writing two more.
I’ve got a second pen name which I’m writing all of erotic endeavors, and I’ve already got one book published under it. And as my other pen name, I’m in the midst of writing two GLBT/BDSM erotic novellas; with a third still in the thought stage,
Does a big ego help or hurt writers? Why or why not?
Big egos, I feel, tend to hurt writers far more than they do in helping them. No one really wants to hear someone tooting their own horns of how great they are or how wonderful their stories are. If you’re good people will recognize you for who you are on their own.
What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?
The most money I’ve ever spent as a writer has been quite recently. It went for revising my debut novel and consisted of a line-edit which goes into the structure of the storyline for the book instead of merely the grammar and spelling correctness of the manuscript. The cost was over $1,000.00
What does writing success look like to you? Have you achieved it?
Becoming a successful writer would mean I’ve got readers who are eagerly waiting to read my next endeavor, without my having to promote it. Unfortunately, I’m still waiting to achieve this level of success.
What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book? What sources do you use?
Romance writing, which is my chosen genre to write in, doesn’t really require any research at all since it’s all fiction. That is, unless an author decides to write regency or historical romances where research is definitely required. The reason being, while spelling and grammar can be forgiven, factual errors can’t.
For “I Kissed a Ghost” I used the Social Security website [www.ssa.gov] to find what had been the most popular names for boys/girls 100 years ago.
How do you select the names of your characters? Have you ever regretted choosing a particular name? Why?
I had essentially used the most popular names of boys/girls for the ages of my characters. No regrets here
What is the hardest type of scene to write?
Since the writing of my primary pen name is essentially sweet and mundane in terms of language and sex scenes I’ve had no difficulty in writing any kind of scene. This is far from the difficulties my erotic pen name has in writing hot steamy erotic sex scene with the explicitly raw language which goes along with them.
If you could have dinner with four people, living or dead, who would they be and what would you want to ask them?
I’m finding myself having problems answering this question as there far too many I’d love to meet and ask questions of. And if I had even one author I wouldn’t be able to think of the one question I’d most like the answer to.
What platform has brought you the most success in marketing your books?
I can’t really put my finger on which platform has been the most successful as I’ve never reached that level of sales.
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