Welcome to another edition of Purple Night Lights, a place to spotlight writers of erotica. We will have intimate conversations about sex, love and writing about it. Today our guest is Marsha Donaldson, author of newly released novel “Submissive”. Let’s do this.
LL: How did you get into writing erotic tales?
MD: I’ve always loved reading books by Zane and have aspired to be a writer since high school. I finally got the courage to write what was in my head without fear. The thoughts were over taking my mind so I decided to put them on paper.
LL: Do you put a little of yourself in your characters?
MD: Of course I do. If I didn’t it would be authentic for me.
LL: How do you do your research?
MD: When conducting research, I usually read self-help books to inspire me in choosing the desire of the particular characters in the erotic novel. I feel that I can create characters fueled by that same desire.
LL: Tell us about “Submissive” and who or what inspired you to write it?
MD: Submissive is an alluring anecdote. I was inspired to write it after doing some self-reflection of some things that I had experienced or had an iota of desire to experience. We all want to be loved by a man that will be there to support us in any way possible. In my opinion women are often too afraid to be submissive to their man because it shows a sign of weakness. I feel that I am a strong woman, but my desire is to be completely submissive. However, it has to be the right man. It takes a certain kind of man for me to be completely submissive to. I wanted to convey to the readers that it’s okay to be submissive. Men love it.
LL: Do you ever get negative or unwanted attention because of the genre you have chosen? How do you deal with it?
MD: For a long time I was very reserved about the type of genre I liked to write. I was afraid that it would be associated with pornography more so than the art of writing. So far I haven’t received negative attention, perhaps some unwanted attention.
LL: Who is the one writer that has influenced you the most in the genre and what is your favorite work by them?
MD: Zane. My favorite work by Zane is “Everything Fades Away”.
LL: What is your take on how many sex scenes to include in a novel? Can there be too many?
MD: In my opinion, if it fits write the scene. Erotica writing is empowered by the intense sex scenes. Everyone is not going to like your style or flow of writing, just do you.
LL: What is your ultimate goal for your writing?
MD: My ultimate goal is to someday write screen plays/scripts for movies/TVShows and just to make an impact in the writing industry.
LL: What is your favorite sex position to write about in your novels?
MD: I don’t have a favorite sex position to write about in my novels but, I love getting hit from the back. I love to feel vulnerable as this position in my opinion gives a man the ultimate power and control over my body.
LL: Are you a fan of toys?
MD: I’m not opposed to toys at all. I’m typically down for whatever gets the job done.
LL: What is your favorite sub-genre of erotica to read?
MD: Chick Lit.
LL: When does the kink go too far in your opinion?
MD: I think the kink goes too far when it involves children in Erotica writing. I haven’t read any yet but that would definitely be a no for me.
LL: Describe your writing process?
MD: I typically write 2500 words per day when I’m writing a book. If I manage to write
more than that, it’s a plus. I try to get every 10k words edited, so that I catch as many mistakes as I can. I love listening to music while developing sex scenes. Music has a way of allowing me to tap into my alter ego like no other. Music does amazing things for my mind when it comes to writing.
LL: What’s next on the agenda for you?
MD: Well, I’m currently overseas working as a contractor. Next year, I will be returning to the states to purse my LPA/LPC to become a licensed therapist. I currently hold a master’s degree in clinical psychology and aspire to become a psychologist. In addition to these accomplishments, I plan to continue writing and inspiring others. I also have my own small publishing company in which I plan to employ writers in the future.
LL: Have you ever been so turned on by a scene you are writing that you needed to stop writing to take care of business?
MD: No, just have gotten extremely wet! lol
Marsha Donaldson is a Floridian and an American Military Veteran. Marsha has always been a writer at heart; initially finding her passion in high school. Marsha has spent most of her adult life serving in the United States Army for over 11 years.
After constantly being deployed to Afghanistan, Marsha rediscovered her love for writing. With down time to spare, she would often create short stories and share them with her family and friends. This gave Marsha an outlet and helped time go by faster. Marsha’s writing focuses on Erotic Fiction, Love & Roman, Self- Help, and Relationships & Dating. Marsha currently holds a Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Psychology and aspires to become a psychologist someday so that she can aid in patient care services and support her fellow Veterans and surrounding communities.
Amazon Author Page: Marsha Donaldson
Author Website: justmarsha.com