Telling the Family… or Not.

Every now and then, I think, “Hey, I should just come clean and tell my family I write this stuff. I mean, I’m published and they’d love to hear about that. What’s the worst that could happen?”

Then I remember a few things:

  1. The common perception of erotica writers is that we sit there with one hand down our pants at all times. That’s not how I write, personally – how am I supposed to type properly? – but any assertion of this would be seen as protesting too much.
  2. I have a D/s novel coming out… which is heavily accurate, seeing as I have actually been in a submissive position more than a few times. It’s pretty obvious from what I’ve written that I know what it’s like firsthand. Not something I need my parents to know!
  3. After getting over the initial shock, my family (which consists of mischievous types) would then take the piss out of me. Pretty much incessantly.

And then I decide it’s probably not worth the effort. 😉

I’ve told my younger sister (and sworn her to secrecy, on pain of revealing to her very disapproving father that she has a tattoo), but the rest of my family are going to remain in the dark for as long as possible.

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