And it will Â involve the “S” word.
As a relatively new author, I find myself going through many emotions and thoughts. I am sure that I am not alone in some of my ramblings, self criticisms, muse interruptions, and yes…. even the occasional pat on the back. (Oh I have moments of greatness. We all do. I just fail to realize them until after they have passed.)
In parting, I would like to share one of my not so thrilling moments. Writing sex. Whew, there I said it. It’s out in the open. There’s no turning back. Everyone, reader and writer alike, know what their comfort levels are with such things. I find that I really have no shame when it comes to reading books with explicit sex, yet I equally enjoy the ones that are closed door scenes. When I wrote the scene in Buckling Down, I was embarrassed. Mind you, I did know that my mother would pick up and read anything that I wrote. Especially if it was published.
So I wrote the scene. Tried for closed door. Was told by a critique partner that I needed to go back and add more.
What?! Add more? I didn’t believe there was more in me. Yet I struggled and re-worked the scene. It came back to me with a comment of…. Better but I still need more. Great. I had a WTH moment. As in WTH was I supposed to do now. Â I pushed myself to a place I never thought I would go. The scene is still tame by many people’s standards, though it pushes the envelope for what I am comfortable writing, however I believe that I have discovered the reason. Ready? Here it is.
I like to write what I know. (Yep, there’s another little insight into Moira.) I won’t spell it out for you. Surely you get my drift. It is not too late to rectify, but whether I will ever reach a comfort level to write as some of my dear friends believe I can… that my dear friends will remain to be seen. Hope you come along for the journey.
I have enjoyed my time with you all today and look forward to returning when I have another book to share with you all. Thanks to all the Coffee Time Romance Staff for having me and the readers for listening. See you round!
- About the Author
- Posts in the Past
Once upon a time, in a place called San Antonio, a girl was born with sass and far too much imagination.
At the age of ten, she landed in Las Vegas with her family, where she still currently resides. Growing up in a place nicknamed Sin City and known for over twenty-one focused entertainment, left a lot of time for a young imagination to run amuck.
As a writer, she envisions many worlds within the one she currently thrives in. Her pastimes are playing Rockband with her sons, dancing, daydreaming and living vicariously through the characters she breathes to life. Moiraâ€™s ideas for stories run the gambit. In her realm anything goes. One moment she is penning a cowboy novella, the next she is plotting out the details for a hot shape-shifter and fae story. That is the beauty in writing as she sees it. Possibilities are limitless as is the inspiration she garners from the world around her. Oh and of course who can forget her two little leading men? Her twin boys provide an inspiration all their own.