Over the years I have changed my writing genre from romance (sweet, happily ever after love stories) to erotica (lust, hard driving sex scenes and the possibility of love). Much to my surprise, I'm thoroughly enjoying the hotter-than-hot sex scenes, the intermingling of F/F contact and explosive sex scenes involving monogamous relationships.
That being said, I'm curious if any other romance or erotic romance authors are having the same question floating in their mind or life.
Do you see writing erotica as an enhancement or hinderance to your own love life in the bedroom?
Do you find yourself exhausting all your sexual foreplay in your writing? Or do you keep it all bottled up and get 'wild and fiesty' with your partner?
Seriously though, do you use your ideas in writing and transfer to the bedroom or vice versa? Or do you feel completely satisfied with writing the scene, visualizing it and calling it good?
For me personally, I've had it both ways. I've written about scenes I've experienced (WOW, those were great), I've imagined what the scenes could be and try to re-enact and I've been totally aroused while writing and felt the need to release, whether alone or with my partner.
I'm not sure which is healthier but either way I'm enjoying this newfound writing style and genre. It's a pleasure every day to start tapping on the keyboard and delve into the deepest, darkest crevice of my creative mind and let it out.
Dawne currently has six erotic and contemporary romance books out. In the fall of 2011, a short erotic F/F/M will be released in an anthology with Romance Divine and her seventh book, His Holiday Seduction, an erotic M/F, will be released in October 2011 also with Romance Divine. Her ninth novella Insatiable Kate released on October 3. Her first novel, On Her Own, is being re-released with Secret Cravings Publishing in November and she's under contract with Ravenous Romance for an early 2012 release of her eleventh novel.
She's the Promotion Director for a publisher, she's a freelance writer for a newspaper, writes web content and is the administrative editor of the WM Connection Freelance Writers website and a contributing editor for the WM Connection Review. She writes relationship articles for mademan.com, yahoo.com and associated press. She's also a reviewer for Eden Fantasy products and writes for their sister website, Eden Cafe. She does book reviews for Coffee and Romance Times, Simply Erotic Reviews and Sexy Reads.
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