Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Today I have been mostly thinking about sex.
Okay, now I've got your undivided attention let me elaborate.
Sex in books. Do they, or don't they?
I am at a particularly moist part of a chapter and the scene can go one of two ways. Do I allude to the sex, or go all out, full frontal so to speak? The life and times of my characters allow for a very heavy duty romp, but is this the right thing to do?
My personal choice is allusion. In real life I find certain clothing/fabric far more erotic than full nudity, and a male friend recently stated that thongs were the most disgusting thing that had ever been invented. I can understand this, why tie a piece of string around a chocolate cake?
How much does fantasy need to be fed? How much do you need to get the picture or am I just giving you a cheap thrill? There is also a possibility that I could end up with a Bad Sex in Writing Award if I don't do it properly.
So, what to do? My instincts are leaning towards the big hint, but my naughty side is itching for a little minxy action!
It could be fun and I could wipe it all out afterwards as if it never happened. Maybe I should lie back and enjoy it - after all I am a fantasy writer!