About Sage L Mattison:
Sage L Mattison is an author of erotica and creative fiction. She is a creative, a stay at home mama and a business owner. Sage lives with her husband and son in the suburbs of Chicago but dreams of a life on the road. Sage enjoy spending her days writing and playing with her toddler.
There’s nothing better than chocolate peanut butter ice cream at the end of a long day.
Sage loves crystals, coffee, and telling the truth.
Sage L Mattison been a writer for as long as she can remember and a reader for even longer. For too long she refused to acknowledge that romance and erotica were her favorite reads. They were hidden and secret. And then she thought, “What the hell am I doing?!”
Sage believes am a strong woman who reads erotica and romance and is not afraid to admit it. She indulges in her guilty pleasures now and so should you!
What inspires you to write?
I write because it’s fun and because I enjoy it. I’m all about not settling in life and only doing things that we value and make us happy. Writing erotica and romance makes me happy and that’s all I need to be inspired!
Tell us about your writing process.
In my head, I would LOVE to be a plotter, but I’m really more of a pantser when I write. I have a very general idea of where my We Need Him serial story is going to go over the next 5-8 novellas but I’m completely open to change and none of it is set in stone or hashed out beyond a short sentence.
I write very organically and jump around to different chapters and books. I started We Need Him Part 1 without an idea of anything beyond the first scene that was in my head and needing to come out. While writing Part 1, I sat down and wrote out some info about the characters and I now have a rough “character sheet” that I refer to for details (like eye color, hometown, sister’s names etc) and I also write out a rough timeline of events to keep myself straight but beyond that, I just write.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Not specifically but I do a LOT of writing in my head before it ever ends up on the screen/page. I re-work scenes and dialog and action over and over again in my head to decide what makes sense and what will work.
What advice would you give other writers?
Just go for it!
I held back writing erotica for a long time. For way too many fears and it was limiting me. Now? It’s a lot of work, especially as a stay at home mom running other businesses but it’s so FUN and I’m so happy that I’m writing and creating in this way.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I am currently self publishing for a variety of reasons. I’m the kind of person who would edit one sentence for a million years until I was satisfied before sending it to an agent. I felt, at this time in my career, submitting would hold me back. I like the flexibility self publishing gives me right now. I like having control of my story and my deadlines.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think traditional publishing will always have a place but I think self publishing is getting bigger and better everyday.
What do you use?: Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: erotica, romance
What formats are your books in?: eBook