My paranormal erotic short story is now just over 5,000 words (so much for my 4,000 plan!), and is only one scene and the ending away from completion! I want to finish it today, so I can let it simmer for a few days before I edit. Perhaps this Sunday, I can give you a small excerpt!
I have decided to name it "Waking," for reasons I hope you will perceive when you read it.
I actually think it's quite good, though writing erotica did take some getting used to. My contemporary romance always contains erotic scenes, but nothing this far out, and nothing this descriptive. It has been a challenge, but I think I have risen to the task.
My next project is my holiday romance (as of yet untitled), which will be contemporary and far sweeter, though sexual attraction will play into a good deal. I hope to have this finished by mid-October, if luck and words are with me.
Then, of course, it will be back to my full length contemporary.
I am so glad I got my nose back to the grindstone. There for a while, I was feeling like such a poser - talking about being a writer, but not actually writing. It feels great to follow through with actual words on paper. I can't wait for my releases!
I close with a few words from Philip Roth (my mantra these days):
"Amateurs wait for inspiration; professionals merely get up
and go to work every day."