by Denise McCray
Okay, it’s been one week and a day since Decadent released my debut novella, BARED ESSENTIALS. I want to thank everyone who purchased it and I hope you enjoyed CC’s and Stephon’s story. And for everyone who wonders if I actually did research at a clothing-optional
resort, the answer is no. Heavens no!
In one way, I still can’t believe this is really happening. I’ve dreamed of becoming an author all my life, even writing my bio for the inside of a book jacket when I was a child! I drove my mother mad by using up all the paper in the house for my “books”. I even tried to sell some of my work to my little classmates. I’m so thankful for this opportunity.
But, on the other hand, I have to admit all this attention is a bit unnerving. Friends, acquaintances, co-workers and people I don’t know have downloaded my ‘baby’ and are reading it. What are they thinking? Will they love the characters as much as I do? Will they like the story? Is the sex hot enough? Worries, worries...
Fellow authors (I like saying that) tell me that this is normal. Self-doubt is part of our DNA. In my opinion, this makes us better writers. We polish our babies until they shine and then, and only then, do we feel comfortable letting the world see our work. And that’s the way it should be.