Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

Like the title? I am so clever, right?

But, seriously, I do not like to write sex scenes. Do. Not. Like. I know it’s supposed to show the emotional arc of my characters and the connection of their souls and blah, blah, blah, but you know what I’m thinking?

WHAT IF MY GRANDMOTHER READS THIS? (Or my mother-in-law, or baby sister, or… you get the drift).

I know, I shouldn’t think that. And I’ve gotten better at blocking that out. With each book I am pushing myself to get more comfortable with the whole writing about sex thing. And, I really do think I’ve gotten better at it. In fact, for my current WIP I have a whole chapter almost entirely dedicated to sex. It’s a miracle!

I was actually going to tweet about it, but… well, my baby sister follows me on twitter and… well, not okay.

Point being, I always feel like I’m the only one out there on this I’m-uncomfortable-with-this boat. And maybe I am, but I feel like it’s an important facet to the stories I’m telling, so I’m working on it, improving, blocking Grandma out.

And I think that’s okay.

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2 thoughts on “Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

  1. You’re doing a wonderful job. I don’t remember telling you this when I read the last sex scene. (And I can’t believe I didn’t!) You’ve grown so much as a writer in this area. Remember when we first started working together and you said you liked to keep your sex behind closed doors–or something like that? And I was worried you would think I was a a big time tramp what with my gory details and penchant for oral sex. LOL! But we worked, and you’ve shocked me. Who knew behind closed doors you had some serious hotness going on? I’m so glad you let me open that door and step inside.

    E

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