My mind is in a quandary right now. As some of you know, I’ve been working on book three in the Enchantment series. It’s moving slow these days. No, not writer’s block, it just doesn’t interest me at the moment. This seems like a spooky thing because if I’m not interested in it, then how can I expect my readers to be. So, I’m thinking of taking a break from the Enchantment series for a short time. Maybe if I didn’t have another book on my mind, it would be different, but I have this erotic contemporary I’m very interested in, wanting it to be finished. It’s my thought to finish it, then submit to an ebook publisher.
Erotica seems to be the big thing in ePublishing today. It’s not that I’m jumping on the band wagon while the wagon is rolling fast down hill, but because I discovered I could write erotica. When I began the Enchantment series, I was almost afraid to write what I really wanted to write. You know, my dad, my sons… How could I let them think I thought of stuff like that? Then as I started writing love scenes, I realized they probably wouldn’t read it anyway. So, I played with the scenes, loving it, but still holding back. And that was great for that first book. It fit. Enchantment’s Embrace got a wee bit hotter, and that worked, too, for that book and the series. Then I started book three, but by that time I was already writing my erotic contemporary, and since I knew I could actually write erotica, I wanted this third book to be a step up in heat and sensuality. It is turning out that way, but I still have to keep it at the level my readers of that series are comfortable with. So far it is hotter than Visions of Enchantment, book one, and hotter and more sensual than Enchantment’s Embrace, book two. I wouldn’t call it erotic as of right now.
So, my quandary continues. Maybe all I need is a few days away, or a week. I’ll know when it is time to get back to Book three because ever since I started writing this series, it calls to me when I leave it alone too long. I think this is hard for some people to understand. I know other writers understand what it means when their story or characters call to them. That happens a lot. It’s as if you have this whole other family waiting for you. They crawl into your psyche and bother you all the time. They don’t let you sleep, or eat, or relax without being in your thoughts. I guess that’s a whole other blog post, so for now I’ll let that rest. When the characters from Enchantment start calling me, I’ll sit down and tell you all about it!