Keeping it Fresh in Bed
When I first started writing I cringed at the thought of a sex scene. I was very sheltered and no one said the word sex when I was growing up. My husband really brought me out of my shell, but actually writing about sex where everyone could see it? I was a bit horrified. Then I started reading much spicier stuff than I was used to. It helped tremendously, not only in getting the creative juices flowing but in showing me it was okay. I obviously wasn’t the only one with those naughty thoughts in my head who wanted to put them down on paper.
My first sex scene was very tame in comparison to what I’ve written in the past couple of releases. I think I get a little braver with every book. Now I know it’s okay to write the naughty thoughts out because there are readers who enjoy them. There are others like me who want to read that kind of stuff. I’ve even gotten a lot braver about what I read in public. True there are some covers I know better than to hold out where the world can see them. However, I’m no longer wary of reading an obvious romance away from home.
Now my biggest concern is keeping it fresh. How many different ways can my heroes seduce my heroines? At the moment I do still stick to mostly vanilla sex with a very light kink thrown in here and there. My books are all m/f as well. Not because I’m not brave enough to write the spicier more taboo stuff, I just like to stick to what I know. But I will admit to doing a lot more research online lately of things I’ve never tried before. We’ll see. I’m never at a loss for ideas and my characters seem to be getting braver.
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Ms. Missy Jane is the alter ego of a married mother of four who was born and raised in Texas. A few years ago she finished reading a book by Mercedes Lackey and thought "Now, what if..." and a monster was created. Missy now spends most of her time lost in worlds of her own making, alternately loving and hating such creatures as vampires, shape-shifters and gargoyles (to name a few). When not writing, she spends her time reading, taking photos of her beautiful daughters and training her husband to believe she's always right.