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What are you hoping to get out of Eroticon 2017?
I love coming to Eroticon! At my first one, I shook with nerves as Mr Sky dropped me off and had a head full of ‘imposter syndrome.’ Molly greeted me at the front desk and I never looked back! Eroticon is wonderful – full of amazing people, some of who I now know personally, others who I only know as an avatar online so would love to get to know ‘in real life.’ I know there are ambassadors this year to help people who are a little bit shy or nervous and I think that’s a great idea as it really will help everyone get the most out an incredible weekend.
Professionally, I wouldn’t have had the confidence to set up Sexy Little Pages (and now Resonance Press) without events such as Eroticon and now I see it as a chance to network, greet old friends, make new ones and just have a fabulous time. That’s the joy of loving what I do: it’s not work!
This years schedule at Eroticon is pretty full on but which 4 sessions do you already have marked down as ones you want to attend?
Obviously (and with a cheeky plug), I’m going to go to my own talk on “Getting your Work into Print.” If you’re a sex blogger, writer or just interested in the process, I’ll be talking about how I got the Eroticon Anthology to print and some of my shortcuts, obstacles and more. And if you have questions or topics that you’d like me to cover, just let me know.
I’m a plotter rather than a pantser, so have already worked out my schedule. I’m very excited about EVERY session but it is really difficult to choose and I know that whatever I do attend, I’ll regret missing others.
When I submitted my talk proposal, I did state that I would only do it if guaranteed not to clash with Malin James! However, I’m gutted that means I can’t attend Myles’ session, so I may just have to toss a coin on that decision.
I did go to a talk by Meg-John Barker a few years back at NineWorlds and that opened my eyes to thinking about sex, gender and identity so I’m really looking forward to their talk.
I’ve missed Ashley Lister’s session for the last couple of years so he’s “on my list” 😉
And I can’t not mention Rachel Kincaid’s workshop as her writing is shocking, beautiful and poetic and I want to know all of her secrets!
Tell us one thing about yourself that not many people know?
I love coffee but I really shouldn’t drink it after midday… I tend to go a bit loopy!
If you made the papers, what would the headline be?
Woman spends hours choosing a headline, fails.
If you could have one skill for free (i.e. without practice/time/effort) what would it be?
Being able to work at double speed! Or perhaps being able to survive on far fewer than 10 hours sleep a night; my chronic fatigue means I need far more sleep than most people to be able to reasonably pass as human. Either skill would be good as they’d both give me far more time in the day!
Complete the sentence: I love it when…
… someone plonks a glass of wine in my hand!
… people introduce themselves to me at Eroticon because I’m shyer than I appear.