In a world where people like me are slaves to their imagination, I had some good moments yesterday. Yes, the day wasn’t the best, and it was cold enough that I came very close to catching a cold, but when the time came to deal with Fantasies, I was back into my normal writing form.
While there have been plenty of distractions for me this week, once I’m writing, I’m back to writing. I’ve been averaging around eight hundred a night–not a lot, not for me–but it’s been a fast eight hundred. But last night, I started writing in the early evening, and I found myself knocking off eight hundred and fifty words to end the scene I was in.
Was I finished for the evening? Well . . .
I said yesterday I was in a bit of a strange mind set, and part of that has been brought on by the contents of the story. There’s normalcy at the start, then a set up, then comes the magic, then will come the sex–oh, didn’t I mention that before? Yeah, sex. Lots of sex. Remember, this whole idea came about as something to take its place next to the unicorn porn that gets self published now and then–though I’m not disappointed to find there is Minotaur breeding now.
I’ve run into this feeling before, where you start to feel as if maybe you’re working on something that’s just a wee bit too silly, and you should be working on something a bit more–serious. Yeah, if you’re writing, you know this feeling. It’s different from that other feeling you have, the one that says, “You suck, don’t you know?” but you try not to listen to that one. This other one–you hear it, because it’s mocking you even more than the other feeling.
I see where the story is going, however, and I’m not concerned. I like the feel so far, and the fact that there’s going to be some strange things going on is beside the point. I want to get into the magic now, I want to show what’s going to happen when you get some strange fantasies going, and the become even more real than when we put them on the page for others to see.
Something else pushed me today: a meme I saw on Facebook. It’s very simple in what it says–
Peter Dinklage: Gives speech about masturbating. Wins Emmy!
Damn right he did. Why? Well, he’s a hell of an actor, for one. And two: he had great words written for him. Someone–more than likely George R. R. Martin–had the character Tyrion go on about the art of self pleasuring, and those word eventually made their way to HBO, along with lots of breasts and deaths.
Why feel silly about what you write when it’s what you want to write? Yes, I’m probably not going to write about mastu–oops, too late. Did it in one story already, and I’m probably going to do it again at some point soon. I’ve passed that point, so why not keep on going?
Bring the magic, girly. Stop thinking the world is going to chop to you pieces for writing good erotica.