Why I Write #Erotica pt2 – (& I Haz Planz 11/09)


Last week when I kicked off this series I told you that erotica is in my life. While that’s true, it’s not the only reason I chose to write in this genre. I write in this genre because:

2) It’s fun.

Yellow happy smile from wikimedia commonsThink about it this way; being a writer is the best thing in the world. Particularly a write of fiction. Not only do you get to make things up for a living, but you get to do it again and again with lots of different characters. You get to observe people and use what you see to populate the worlds you create with living, breathing creatures.

If you’re an erotic author as well as all that you get to write about sex. *snerk* What could be better than that? Not only do you get to write about it, but as you write, you get to experience it too.

Not physically, obviously, but with your words. The same way a reader would experience your words. You put yourself into the mind and headspace of your character and get to experience sex from dozens, if not hundreds of different viewpoints. And you get to do so in a safe, closed environment.

And think of all the dirty words you get to use! All those words you fear using in ‘polite conversation’ watch them stream from your pen/keyboard as you write. It’s a new level of cathartic release that I hadn’t considered over much until I began, and then when I had to stop.

What? You didn’t think I was going to do this completely seriously, did you?

line break, swirling graphics, from openclipart

Last Week
Goals. Heh, this seems to be getting worse and worse. Like Ileandra mentioned in her post, I was LARPing at the weekend. Since this is when I get the majority of my work down it was different to meet the goals this week.

~Write 3,000 words of the new ‘Simone & Mr Bradford’ short story
Nope. Didn’t even start. Got completely distracted by…

~Stand by for any edits on ‘Eric & Morgan’ from Karen (complete if they come)
They came. Of course they came, because Karen is awesome. I know have the files ready for uploading to various platforms. Next week I’ll even be revealing the cover and the release date, so stay tuned for that.

~Stand by for any edits on ‘Slippers & Chains’ from Breathless Press (complete if they come)
They came yesterday. Or rather early this morning because of the time difference. I’ve had a read through the notes (more of that on Saturday) and I think I’m ready to get on with what Jenn (my editor) has asked me to do. The deadline for this pass is Wednesday 24, so I need to get my rocket boots on in that regard. No more slacking off.

This Week
checking off feedback That means that there are two things I need to focus on this week and one that can afford to drag a little but that I should completed if I have time.

  1. Complete at least half the edits on ‘Slippers & Chains’ for Breathless Press
  2. Write 3,000 new words of ‘Simone & Mr Bradford’
  3. Upload ‘Eric & Morgan’ files to Amazon and Smashwords in preparation for launch date

There. Giving priority to those first two goals puts me in good stead for meeting the objectives for the month. Wish me luck!

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About Raven ShadowHawk

I take great pleasure in writing erotica and am merely one side of the proverbial coin. My other half, 'Ileandra Young' writes fantasy and the occasional comedy piece. My six-part series 'Meeting Each Other' is available in full, through Amazon and Smashwords while my debut novella 'Sugar Dust' is now re-released (!) available through Amazon via Little Vamp Press.
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