Smut Writer

Smut Writer

Okay, so one of the shorts that I’ve put out recently is a humorous take on writing, well…just that, smut.  Smut Writer.

Whether you call it Erotica, Porn or Literary Fictionthere’s a big market out there for this stuff and I wouldn’t have thought it before last year.

I’ve been writing for years and have had some luck in getting a few dozen short stories, a handful of novellas and a novel published and in two countries under my name.

Can you hear the crickets chirping from where you are?

Yeah…I thought so. This writing thing is a tough business, no doubt.  Finding a publisher willing to take the story is the easy part, getting someone to part with their money and read it is a whole ‘nother animal.

Unlike what I do under my name, I stumbled into the erotic short fiction market with a real deal, honest to goodness publisher. Go figure?

TJ Adams was born on the day I signed his first contract for a dirty little ditty  titled An Innocent Act. Pandora’s Box–an erotic crime novella–followed closely on the heels of the first story.

Now as a writer, you develop a thick skin–as they say–but having a woman (who I didn’t know) edit some twisted tale of well…you know, was just a little too much for me. Call me whatever you will, but it was a embarrassing, to say the least.

A followup to Pandora, Deviant came about through the winter with Mrs. Bryson’s Dirty Secret not far behind. I chose to self-publish these, buying cover art and doing my best to edit them.

I put them up and do you know what…the stuff sold! No kidding, people were not only downloading the stories when they were free, but they were pulling out their credit cards and spending their hard-earned-cash on these little things. In all fairness, both Deviant and Mrs. Bryson’s Dirty Secret are novella length. But that doesn’t matter for the sake of this argument, right?

Having some experience with Smashwords, I chose to go with them for my distributor as they would extend my reach with Apple, Kobo, Barnes & Noble and so on. I have put a few up on Amazon also,not expecting much.

Again, the stories sell. It’s not like I’m planning to retire any time soon, but they do sell. There was a stretch of seven days where I sold at least one story through Amazon, with most days seeing two or three or even four.

That’s a far cry from what I do as a crime writer.

So for the time, I plan to continue seeing just how far I can continue sticking things in holes? so far, there has to be something for everyone from a girlfriends hot mom, to an office fling to a hot doctor and of course, the funny take on the whole thing.

Smut Writer is my story of writing in the genre with a humorous twist. Think of it as TJ’s writing career in a nutshell.

Take a look and let me know what you think.

As Always…thanks for reading.

TJ

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