For my next author interview, I’ve got the awesome Sherry Terry who is well known in writing circles for supporting and inspiring other writers. Before Sherry gave it all up to be a writer, as a single mother, Sherry put herself through college and worked as a Radiologic Technologist for almost twenty years.
Now she lives in a small Texan town with Hermy, her adorable hermaphroditic cat where in-between plotting and writing sexy romantic stories, she runs her blog dedicated to helping aspiring writers with how-to articles and awesome research links. Her first erotic romance, Voyeur in the Mist, a must read is now available on Amazon.
With a warm welcome I present VerySherryTerry! I just love that name!
Hi Sherry, it’s super-exciting to have you today and congratulations on your publication – Voyeur in the Mist. What drew you to write in the romance genre?
Thanks so much for having me, and thank you for your kind words. I was drawn to the romance genre by romantic love.I want to feel loved, have the man of my dreams worship the ground I walk on, feel giddy every time my lover walks into the room. Romance gives me that and more. It’s a total escape from my mundane, daily grind, and it makes me feel good. Romance isn’t the number one selling genre around the world for a reason. Everyone wants to feel sexy and wanted. There’s gold in them there hills.
I totally agree and it’s one of the reasons I read romance. Now you’re taken the exciting big leap to publish your first book, what are your ambitions for your writing career?
My ambitions and dreams are the same as many other authors. To make a living with my writing. I would love to earn enough with my stories to pay the bills, take my grand-kids to McDonalds once a week, and eat sushi whenever I want. Champagne and caviar every day wouldn’t be bad either.
Great, I wouldn’t mind so of that too! Given you’ve helped and inspired a lot of writers, and you also run a successful writer’s resource blog, what do you think is the hardest thing about writing?
The marketing and promotions. Finding a balance between getting the word out and not annoying people with your advertising. And, not procrastinating. When it’s flowing, I can get down several thousand words in one sitting. But. When it’s not, I spend a lot of time staring at a blank page.
I recently came across an interesting debate on a writer’s forum about researching or winging it. I know you love research and think it key to good writing, so how much research do you do?
I love to write historical romance, so that requires a lot of research. I find it fun. Hours fly by like minutes when I’m searching for any information I can find on the era and people. Even when I write contemporary, I like to do a lot of research. Nothing is worse than reading a good book and coming across bad research.
Do you prefer to write alone or in the company of other people?
I prefer to snuggle up in my bedroom and write alone. I can concentrate better, and no one is pestering me to get off the computer. I cannot lose myself in my characters, and their stories, with other people around. The urge to join in the conversations and people watch is too strong to overcome.
Thank you, Sherry. To connect with Sherry, Please feel free to friend her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter, take a look at the inspiration for her stories on Pinterest and visit her blog, verysherryterry.