This was Pynk’s 1st stop of her blog tour. We had a great discussion about her writing, characters and possibly collaborating with other authors, while eating chips and dip and sipping Moscato.
1 Do you have an unusual writing rituals? It would be sexy cool if I did, but my writing rituals are pretty boring. I prefer to write from an outline so that I at least think I know where I'm going, I write early in the morning, I write best when I have complete silence without the sound of a TV or music (or another human being if possible), I turn off the ringers on my phones, and I write best on my desktop in my office, not on a laptop or iPad.
Yolanda: Lol, not on your iPad. But, I have a crazy style as well. I write long hand first.
In Politics. Escorts .Blackmail. who was your most complex character to write and why? My most complex character is Madam Money Watts. Her parents, especially her father, are a different breed, and they set the tone for her greedy and ruthless ways. Her father named her Money for a reason. She has a heart, but so much is at stake if she exposes her softer side so she tucks it away. She is a shrewd businesswoman who trusts no one, and when it comes to love, the same applies. I found her to be the perfectly flawed character. Yes, she's a pimptress, but I also wanted the readers to see her other dimensions. I hope I accomplished that.
Yolanda: You definitely did. When I first started reading PES, I was scared of Madem Money. But, by the end of the story, my heart broke a little for her. I didn’t expect some of the event that took place. WOW!
How do you juggle writing two different genres? I juggle the two, women's fiction and erotica, by not writing them at the same time. For me, writing women's fiction is easier than writing erotica. With erotica, you not only have the character arcs and storyline, but you also have license to show their sexual choices on another level, in living color, so to speak. Depending upon their personalities, you must create and direct sex scenes. You must use a great deal of erotic creativity, yet stay true to the characters. I prefer to not overlap when writing the two genres. I write more than one title at a time, but only when it comes to women's fiction, not erotica.
Yolanda: I must say you do a great job writing from both genres.
What is one tip you would give aspiring authors? The one tip I would give aspiring authors is to honor the fact that writing is like architecture - you must build a story, and it takes time and talent. Can you see it and feel it? Create a blueprint (if not a complete outline, then perhaps a brief story map). Is there a foundation? Build the walls, chapter by chapter, the roof, draft by draft, etc. Be an architect with words and take it very seriously. It's more than a notion.
Yolanda: Great, great advice. Thank you for always being willing to help aspiring authors.
I would love for you and Mary Honey B Morrison to collaborate together. Will my wish ever come true? Mary is an extremely gifted and successful author, and a very dear and supportive friend. I would love it as well. We have discussed this in the past with an idea in mind, but our schedules have not allowed this to happen. Never say never. If we do, I know it will be double fire - HoneyB and Pynk style!
Yolanda: I’ll continue to say a prayer that my wish comes true.
About the author
Grand Central released the first Pynk novel, Erotic City, in November 2008. Erotic City was voted one of the Best Reads for 2008 by lack Expressions and was a finalist for a 2009 African American Literary Award in the category of erotica. The second title, Sexaholics, about four women addicted to sex, hit the shelves on March 23, 2010, and was released to critical acclaim, particularly for the tragic and gritty depictions of sexual addiction, and was voted among the 2010 Best Books by the Sankofa Literary Society. The third book, Sixty-Nine, is about three sexually repressed women born in 1969 who vow to go beyond their own self-imposed limits at the age of 40. Sixty-Nine was nominated for a 2011 African American Literary Award and was a Top 20 Black Expressions Bestseller.
Pynk joined together with five bestselling authors, contributing to the hot anthology, The Heat of the Night, which was released on February 14, 2012 under Peace in the Storm Publishing. The December 2012 novel by Pynk tackles the topic of politics and the call-girl industry in New York City. It’s called POLITICS.ESCORTS.BLACKMAIL.
Each steamy Pynk title is set in a different city: Atlanta, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and the 2014 title, Sin in the City, is set in Las Vegas.
Allow yourself to live your sexy dreams responsibly through the words of Pynk, whose characters are sure to make a fictional appearance in your city soon.
About the book
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: December 11, 2012
This erotic tale from national bestselling author Pynk explores the call girl industry as it spills over into the world of politics in New York City.
Madam Money Watts’ exclusive top escort services operates under the name Lip Service, and Midori Moody, Leilani Sutton, and male escort Kemba Price are her high-end contractors who make a hefty living having sex for money.
Among her clients are two New York senators who are the very officials voters have elected to make decisions for others to abide by, yet these politicians play a different set of rules, secretly paying top dollar for the forbidden girlfriend experience. But when a freaky client takes it too far, a pimp wants in on some of the action, and an escort gets greedy, the world of Money Watts is brought to a head.
To read my review, please visit yolandalgore.blogspot.com.
Thank you Pynk for your time. I know how busy you are right now.