From Fan Fiction to Original Fiction: Q & A

The last installment of my special feature was posted this morning on the Fangbangers Anonymous Directory. You can find it here. Please read and let me know what you think! Didn’t get a chance to ask a question? Ask here and I’ll answer!! πŸ™‚

4 thoughts on “From Fan Fiction to Original Fiction: Q & A

  1. gonsalsy says:

    What do you mean by “squicky”? Is that a combination of “squeamish” and “icky”? Sorry, but this engineer is super literal and I am curious what is was your editor didn’t like. Thanks!

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    • That was my interpretation of the word, too. It was one she used, not me. I’m not sure if you’ve read Getaway, if not, check out Blood Lust (Chapter 13, I believe) to get an idea of what I wrote. Apparently, my publisher thought that having a vampire feeding directly from menstrual blood was crossing the line. No wonder I’ve never read anything like it in a book, everyone keeps away from the subject with a ten foot pole! In my opinion, it seemed like a natural step for a human/vamp couple. Before writing the scene in my book, I actually asked an editor at a different publisher to see if it would be okay and she didn’t have a problem with it. Of course, that house rejected me, and the one that offered me a contract had a huge problem with it. It took me a week to re-write those four chapters!! I wish I had known… Oh well, you live and learn, huh? πŸ˜‰

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