The business of erotica is interesting. While a business in the business-sense, it is, after all erotica. So there are many interesting juxtapositions between writing erotica and the business of proofing, editing, design and promotion of said erotica. Just as any other genre. Just as any other business.
However, it never fails to make me giggle when the aforementioned worlds collide. Case in point: I have an editor who, well, edits my work. And yes, if you're wondering, erotica writers utilize the invaluable skills of editors as well. My editor is hard-core...and not erotica hard-core...hard-core as she is a librarian (retired) and worked for many moons as an editor for the Big-6. And she's prim. If you've seen the HBO documentary Cat House about the Moonlight Bunny ranch, she is my Madame Suzette. All business and prim as hell. But she's an amazing editor who keeps my i's dotted, t's crossed and cocks in a row.
Last week she called me. I am editing the fourth volume of my book in the Ties That Bind Chronicles and she said (direct quote)
"Fourth paragraph, second sentence--remove one of those cocks please. Thank you. Good-bye."
And that was that.