Aaaaaaaaaah. Back to our usual programming. :p This is the third of four posts on why exactly I spend some much time writing erotica over all the other genres out there. Check previous posts for my first and second reasons.
3) It’s relevant.
Some folk might not like to think so, but sex is everywhere. I don’t know if this is just a natural progression in what people like to talk about, or if it really is an offshot off FSOG’s success, but it’s there. Everywhere.
The Funk Master spotted something on Woman’s Hour that made him giggle and when I asked about it, he told me they were discussing D/s relationships. On Woman’s Hour?! And BBC3 is constantly generating comedy shorts that are rammed with sexual references and allusions to risqué doings.
More than that, sexual contact and the act of sex itself is an important (and some times integral) part of many romantic relationships. Obviously that’s not the case in every relationship – a while back I learned what Ace meant in a relationship context and was stunned to realise there is a name for those folk who just aren’t that into sex. Or actively dislike it.
Thank you again, Tab Kimpton.
But it’s there. Everywhere, in a negative or positive light. So doesn’t it make sense, then, to write about things so relevant in the world today?
Definitely liking the shorter to-do list. Though it’s a terrible cliche, the phrase ‘less is more’ has never been more true. With a clear mind, I can look through what I want to do, get it done and then do a bunch of extra stuff that actually knocks items of the following week’s list. All without feeling like I’ve failed if I don’t mange the extras.
Mind over matter ain’t no joke!
This is also my first post of October meaning it’s time to go back over last month and assess what I’ve been able to achieve. Here goes:
~Finish first draft of ‘Simone & Mr Bradford’
Sorted. This version of the story is SO much better than the last and I enjoyed writing it a lot more too. Hopefully by the time I polish up and rub off those rough corners, it will be just as pleasant a read (if not more) than the others in the series.
~Book in with editor
Done. I’ve learned my lesson about leaving things for the last minute and, frankly put, this is an external deadline which will only help me going forward. Karen will be wanting ‘Simone & Mr Bradford’ in November so my aim is to make sure it’s ready to send before NaNoWriMo starts. Goodie. ^_^
~Have ‘Simone & Mr Bradford’ ready for an editor
Not quite. But it IS drafted now which is a step in the right direction.
~Complete all tasks assigned by Breathless Press with regards to ‘Sugar Dust, Slippers & Chains’
Sorted. The first pass of edits is done and, according to Jenn, I’ll have the next lot by tomorrow. This should keep me busy for a big chunk of the month I’d imagine.
Goals for October 2014
There’s still some debate between Ileandra and I as to who is going to do NaNoWriMo this year. All attempts to date have been hers, but she has a lot of editing to do. I have editing to do too, but I also have the next installment of Slippers & Chains to be thinking about. Second Base is next in the four part novella series and with Breathless Press working so hard with me, it’s a good idea to have the next one moving. Buuuut Ileandra also needs to draft On A Knife Point, or whatever the hell she’s calling it. That’s the last in her Saar’s Legacy series.
So it’s all a bit up in the air. I guess one of our join goals can be to figure that out.
- Complete all tasks assigned by Breathless Press with regards to Slippers & Chains
- Complete edits on ‘Simone & Mr Bradford’ reading for sending to Karen in November
- Read and review one erotic novel/novella for the 2014 Book Challenge
Insofar as my goals for the rest of the year I actually don’t have a great deal more to do. However what I will add to the above list is these two things:
- Ensure chapter by chapter outline of Slippers & Chains: Second Base is ready for working on
- Make decision with Ileandra about who will do NaNoWriMo this year
There. So to get on with this I need to:
- Choose October’s book to read and review. Start reading.
- Prepare to complete at least 10 pages of edits for Slippers & Chains IF email arrives by Sunday. Complete 5 pages if email arrives after that.
- Read current outline for Slippers & Chains: Second Base and make notes
Plenty. Let’s not go too far here, we know that less is more. 😉