Talk about a good friend!
The other part of me is nervous. What if these women hate my book? What if they think I'm an idiot for writing erotica? I know some of them are staunch feminists, and I've got my protagonist bent over a couch getting her ass whooped half the time. How is that going to go over with the Gloria Steinem's in the crowd?
But as a writer, I realize I have to let these insecurities go. I love writing, and I obsessed over Paging Dr. Turov as I was cranking it out. I even had dreams about the plot and would wake up and furiously scribble out what I had dreamt.
Writing comes from somewhere deep inside of us. Putting it out there can be scary, but good friends will help make the process less painful. Of course, good wine also helps.
Thank you, Liza!!