I have been working on Bound to Him for a long time compared to my normal erotica. Not days, not weeks, months. It is strange for me to have "writer's block" or to feel pressured while writing, but frankly I wanted so much from Bound to Him that I felt overwhelmed by it.
I knew as soon as I started it would be a novella, the story of Brit and Isaac deserves more than a mere few thousand words. They will have an entire series together, as completing the second piece yesterday showed me another story to complete their saga.
But I digress. I was stuck, every time I sat down to write Bound to Him my head would pull out maybe 500 words. It just wasn't moving the way I wanted to. Yesterday I had a day off and could focus 100% on my writing so I sat down to write. An hour into it and I'd barely completed 100 words. I sighed and put my laptop away and tried these steps:
1) I wrote an outline, giving myself the opportunity to think how I wanted to get into the endzone (to use a horrible sports metaphor...my husband teased me mercilessly at the end of my last short story about my football mentions. He fixed them.)
2.) I got set up with snacks and a decent breakfast. This allowed me the opportunity to not interrupt me for food and therefore allowed steady and continual pc time.
3) I turned on Pandora. I knew that my Lesa Erotica channel wasn't really what I was looking for with Isaac and Brit's piece. Yes they're incredibly sexy songs, but they didn't "Feel" right. When this song came on about 11:30 I had put out a measly 600 words, the outline was barely helping, but this one felt perfect. I immediately transferred it to a new playlist and replayed it.