When Inspiration Hits
Last night at about 11:00 I had a moment of inspiration. One of those moments when a story you've been working on but going "hmmmmm" about finally breaks and the clouds part. When the stars align and suddenly everything about it flows.
I was up until 2:30 this morning writing, and, as a mother of a toddler, up again at 8:30. Six hours should be doable - easy right? Well I'm also sick. Head cold, sore throat, cough, my sleep was not as good as I'd hoped, my morning I've spent in a fog. But I wouldn't give up last nights clarity for this mornings discomfort.
Sometimes moments like these come at horribly inconvenient time. Late at night, during a business meeting, when you're on the phone. So what do you do when you can't drop everything and write?
There are many different tactics out there, entering them in a note pad, texting them to a friend, saying them aloud. I have done these and I have rolled over and slept trusting in my ability to remember in the morning. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. What do you do when that moment of inspiration hits?
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Rape Scenes (Girls Controversy)
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As an erotic author sex is my livelihood. As a woman who particularly likes "dark" sex, rape, and some BDSM, these topics have come from my fingertips and onto my pages many times.
Most of my rape scenes are "mock-rape." Consensual, desired, fantasies played out - like those in Deep, Deeper, and Too Deep. I have explored fantasies like this in my personal life, both alone and with my partner. The level of intimacy is unmatched.
As an author the decision to stretch a character with acting out darker sexual fantasies is a challenge and in some cases the only foreseeable way for a character to act. I have been reading a lot about Adam - since unfortunately we decided to cut cable all together to increase productivity and from what I gather Adam is the socially awkward equivalent to Christian Grey. Obsessed with darker sex and the desire to be in power. But where as Ana wanted to try it, wanted to explore BDSM further, even with her doubts, Natalia feels awkward and turned off by this.
Controversy arises from all sex and particularly darker themes such as humiliation, kink, control, and rough. I must say I agree with The Young Turks general consensus, Natalia could have been clearer if she wanted it to stop, Adam should also have been more aware of his partner.
The fact is that sometimes authors and screenwriters need to take that step - be damned the controversy - for the sake of their characters, for the sake of the story and the heart of the matter.
I have included a short excerpt from my short story Too Deep. In this scene Ally is discussing her fantasy rapes with her father after he accidentally discovered them.
“He's an abuser!”
Contest and New Release!
After fifteen months my very first published erotic piece, the first in a three part series, has its conclusion.
This series will forever be one of my favorite series, and not just because it was my first erotica. Isaac and Brit are tied to my heart very closely. Isaac is one of the strongest males I have ever written, erotica or no. They have challenged me from the beginning, directing their own story.
They were originally inspired by a couple books. If you are the first to guess who were the original inspirations - one character and one situation/idea, comment and I'll give a $5 gift card to the correct person(s)! 5 bucks to the person who guesses the character and 5 bucks to the person who guesses the idea/situation . . . and yes one person can get them both! If no one has answered correctly by next Friday (the 29th of March) I will give $5 to one random commentor. Be sure to leave me your email address!
They have blossomed very much into their own persons. I loved writing them.
Hell it turned me on before I put finger to key.
I chose this music video (Turn Me On by David Guetta and Nicki Minaj) for the sexy song of the week for many reasons too - one, I feel like my characters are all continually being worked to be made real, and partly because its a sexy beautiful and PUMPING song. I didn't realize that Nicki had such a beautiful song voice - I had only ever recognized her rapping.
Sometimes no matter how much you plan and set up your writing, life still gets in the way. My regular schedule has been interrupted by emergency babysitting (a friend's regular sitter had to fly across country) and a huge project I found out about recently.
The good thing about being a self-published writer is that I set my own hours. and deadlines. I can adjust them as I need. True, it may have repercussions on my sales, and slow them down a bit, but if its necessary for my sanity...
So I apologize for the last two weeks. I do want to let you know that Forever Binding: An Erotic Fantasy is planned for release tomorrow...unless life happens yet again.
***The content on this page contains sexually explicit content
- not intended for people
Thoughts that tickle her fancy!