Tuesday, July 03, 2007
I've been a bad blog-monkey
Dark Host is going well. I'm heading out of the middle and into the 'OMG WTF am I thinking' ending. *grin* I just have to get past the sex scene, which are always the hardest to write. Fights and gore and action, or for contemporaries, characters flaying each other with acidic words * grin * are easy compared to writing a sex scene.
It doesn't help that I have a three year old jumping on me, demanding Dr Who (okay, watching David Tennant can be a mite inspiring) or wanting food, or needing me to find his Luna Jim sunglasses when there's a monsoon outside. And then I have tidying, washing, cleaning... so I'm trying to remember when is a good time for me to get my characters horizontal, vertical or possibly trapezoid...
Nighttime. With the monsters in bed and the other half occupied on his laptop - usually blogging about what bizarre thing he saw on the river today.
And I also have to finish the ms first; having the ominous tag * insert sex scene here * and vague number of words before not letting it worry me and moving onto the end. When I read through to correct errors and plot holes that's the time to write in the rudeness and it usually flows quite easily. Maybe I have an idea what that scene has to do as well as finally letting the characters loose on each other. Perhaps the pressure is off to actually have the bloody wip finished, LOL and that's why it's easier?
As I posted * way * back, I'm still on a learning curve with analysing how I write, and I'm wondering, anyone else want to share their sex-writing secrets?
Oh and I just have to share this cover for To Summon a Demon out next month, mainly cos I love it, hehe