Monday, 22 November 2010
Christina??? Where are you???
As I can't find Christina James at the moment, I thought I'd better fill a space until she gets back to me. But what to talk about???
I have been writing feverishly over the last few weeks but my characters seem reluctant to strip and get on with the good stuff - not a good thing for an erotic romance writer to grapple with! So the problem? They are genuinely worrying about getting to know each other before sex, are concerned about the morality of too much, too soon. I have never come up against this kind of internal battle before when writing my erotic stories.
The characters are usually confident, happy and perfectly OK with their bodies and ethics. So why is this happening? The answer, I think, is I haven't found the 'X' factor in this current work in progress yet. There must be something lacking between the hero and heroine that is stopping the clothes coming off and the foreplay starting.
I have no idea what it is yet but I will damn well get to the bottom of it!
Have any writers out there experienced this before? Or any readers read stories that you've thought, 'huh? There is no way they would have sex yet!'
I'd love to hear from you - it will make me feel a whole lot better right now!