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Hiatus Over, Hello World!

Whoops!

I had a bit of a hiatus. I’m back now. Hello!

Updates:

  • My computer is sick. It’s at the doctor’s. I’ll get it back soon. Against perhaps better judgement, I  got a back-up computer. The back-up computer is a total piece of junk but I like it. :) Also, I can’t run Scrivener (my writing program) and Chrome (my browsing program) simultaneously, which is a very good thing. As nearly every writer knows, having the Internet super-readily available is a total wordcount killer. This piece-o-junk may just become my default writing computer, if I can get used to the keyboard. I’ll use the other one for networking. And porn.
  • Bad Girl Good hit the top 100 ranks in Amazon Erotica today! I’m excited with the reception, and so happy folks seem to like it. Yay!
  • Mister Blue came for a visit. We did lots of fun stuff, but one of my favorite things (besides, um, the sex) was Hamilton Pool. Gorgeous.
  • I’m sick. I do not like being sick. My computer is sick and I am sick. Ughhhhh. It’s just a cold or something, but it isn’t sexy. I’m laying low, writing, curling up and watching Netflix, reading my Kindle, and being a lazy bum. Yesterday I made a pot of chicken soup with rice. I have popsicles. :) Sick life is not so bad.
  • Section 7 is fun. Ingrid is an amazing pain in the ass.

I hope you’re all enjoying the last bits of summer.

xoxo
Sadey

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Rough Drafty

Yesterday I finished up the rough draft of my newest domestic discipline novella. It’s yet untitled, but I have a couple ideas in mind.

Happy! Yay! I’ll let it sit for a week, then start revising, re-revising, cutting, adding, and editing.

I like the story a lot. I like my protagonist, and I like her dominant, strong lover. It was a fun one to write. :) There’s lots of spanks, lil’ bit of anal, some humiliation, and plenty of orgasms.

Next on the drafting board? I’m not sure. I have a 2,000 word-a-day minimum right now, even whilst revising other stuff, so I’ll think it through and start the next book tomorrow. I so, so want it to be Rock Creek. I think the whole Rock Creek thing is daunting to me. I love Under Order and Social Service. They’re my babies, my first novels, and I feel this pressure to make sure the next book is just as good, if not better, than those.

If I go with Rock Creek, it’ll be novel-length, and if I do my 2,000 minimum, it’ll be drafted by the middle of next month. We shall see, won’t we?

The man from the beach is back in town. More on that soon, I’m sure.

Happy Father’s Day!

xoxo
Sadey

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Watching my fucking mouth…

I’ve been spending loads of time with two very sex-positive friends. We play games like Cards Against Humanity, have crazy threesomes, dink around with fantasies, and…well, none of us really get offended if sex is mentioned.

But over Thanksgiving, I went to hang out with my family and realized I needed to apply heavy censorship around my relatively conservative relatives.

I mostly did okay. At one point, though, I was chatting with my mom and sister about weight loss. My sister wants to lose loads of weight, and I’m perpetually trying to lose ten pounds. We talked about how the holidays make it hard and how much peanut brittle we’d both consumed that day.

“Well, at least you went for a run,” she said.

“Yeah, but everyone knows it’s eighty percent nutrition and twenty percent exercise…” I replied. “Eating right makes you look good with clothes on, and exercise makes you look good naked.”

My mom sat straight up in her chair, threw her hands in the air, and screamed, “TMI!!!! TMI!!!!!!!”

I was simultaneously impressed that she knew the initialism for ‘Too Much Information’ and amused that I hadn’t even thought to bite my tongue.

This sort of thing has been happening lately…though I’ll admit the above example is pretty tame. But even around friends, I’m not sure how much I can say. Where do I draw the line on what information I share with people who might not be ready or interested in erotica and/or sex positivism and/or BDSM?

ALL THREE TOPICS ROCK! And they are all a huge part of my life. Admittedly, I don’t want to discuss BDSM with my mother, but I wouldn’t mind feeling comfortable sharing that I write smut.

*Sigh*

xoxo
Sadey

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And the Winner is…

Thanks to everyone who commented and tweeted for a chance to win a copy of Under His Roof

The winner is…

Lorraine, who says:

New to this, never heard of the term domestic discipline… Methinks I need a chat with hubby… I’ve been lacking in the household goddess department….

Well, Lorraine, you have now heard of domestic discipline. Good luck to you if you have that chat with the hubster. ;)

Here’s one of my favorite recent reviews of Under His Roof from Amazon:

I couldn’t put it down I read the whole thing right after downloading…. It was sooo captivating that i wished David was a real character that I met in real life… The author demonstrated him as hot and wild yet strong and a professional disciplinarian… The character that many women having fantasy with! It also showed the many types of sub women who wants to get spanked and why exactly they feel they need it!

I loved the spanking parts and the way Rachel was falling in love with her authority figure! On the other hand, Rachel (the main character) is a down to earth woman that no matter how strong she appears around her coworkers.. She’s still weakened by a handsome wild man

That story is a delicious mix of pain and pleasure

For those who are curious, two of my projects right now are a sequel to Under His Roof (which I have now written TWICE…third time’s the charm, right?) and… fucking drumroll, please… another Rock Creek book! Yay!

xoxo
Sadey

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Romance, Erotic Romance, Erotica and Pornography

I spent about an hour today delving into the mystery behind these four genres, and the strange blurry lines that separate them:

Romance. Erotic Romance, or Romantica. Erotica. Pornography.


What exactly am I writing?

I’ve previously classified my books as Erotica, and occasionally Erotic Romance. Right now I’m writing a book that is threatening to be sexless, yet romantic, so I’d call that Romance (though today sex finally occurred! Yay for Avi and Jane!).

I was over at Tiffany Reisz’s blog. She’s giving (or gave) a talk on Erotica, and is also investigating the lines between these genres. I wrote this comment on her blog post and thought I’d share it here as well:

I was reading about this a lot today, since I’m trying to write Romantica (Erotic Romance), and previously I’ve classified my books as Erotica.

Whether this is helpful or not, here is the gist of what I’ve discovered:

  • In general, Romance does not include graphic sexual scenarios.
  • In general, Romantica does have sexual scenarios. Then, there is ‘sweet’ or ‘soft’ romantica, which uses lots of euphemisms and is decidedly not graphic. The sex will be, generally, monogamous and vanilla.
    ‘Spicy’ romantica will tend to include scenes where sex is graphically described, and even include scenes with non-traditional sex (bondage, spanking, menage, etc).
  • The differences I discovered between erotica and romantica I actually disagree with, though I’m not sure why. Still mulling it over.
    Again, all of this is ‘in general’: Romantica will, of course, have romantic themes. Erotica, some say, leaves out the romance and is all about sex. A romantic theme will not exist, according to some, in a book that is classified as ‘erotica’.
  • And then, pornography versus erotica.
    Erotica will have a solid plot. There will be conflict, character development, etc.
    Pornography will simply be sex scene after sex scene with little, if any, development of characters or settings.

All the lines are so blurry that it’s hard to distinguish the differences exactly. I’ve decided to call my current project ‘Romantic Erotica’ and see how the sales differ from the projects I’ve classified as ‘Erotica’.

What do you all think? Is my summary close to correct, or are the lines too blurry to even give it a shot? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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Why do you want to write erotic fiction?

I’ve been asked this question a few times since getting myself online and really starting to focus on my writing. Why do you want to write erotic fiction? 

I wasn’t sure of the answer; I’m still not, actually. It’s complicated. :)

There are many reasons I like to write. Writing for me can be sort of a form of meditation; I involve myself to a degree where I’m actually not involved in the story anymore. I get to watch it unfold. I become less of a creator and more of a spectator as I observe how characters interact, change, and develop throughout the story.

Sometimes I do get frustrated. The characters might present new challenges that I had not expected, or interact in ways that makes my original idea about the story melt away.  But the frustrations fade as I watch the stories unfold.

And that is part of why I like writing fiction. But why I like writing erotic fiction?

I think at least partly, I like writing erotica because of the freedom it represents. I love that, while erotica has existed since humans came up with words (and before then was, and still is, depicted in art), I can now read an erotic story in public without feeling ashamed or nervous.

I can read pretty nasty, taboo sex scenes while sitting on a bus next to a complete stranger.

With kindles, nooks, and other mobile reading devices, we not only have more in-expensive reading material at our disposal – we also have a new freedom to read whatever the hell we want. We took the cover off the book.

I remember back to when my young, teenage self was first discovering sex. I looked online to get information, to read stories, and to really help myself understand what sex means. Erotica was a big part of my personal understanding of sex. Erotica helped me feel like I wasn’t totally crazy because I wanted to experience some kinky types of sex. But, I always had to hide what I was reading. I had to delete the history on my browser, I learned how to look for the hidden files to make sure everything was deleted (which also led to the revelation that my brother was, like me, looking up unmentionable stuff on the internet).

Now, with so many options of mobile devices, with so many people having their own [password-protected] personal computers… erotica can be a part of our reading material.

And I like that. I like that a lot. 

So that’s part of why I enjoy writing erotic fiction. I also enjoy thinking about sex… and that might, *a-hem*, be a pretty big factor as well. :)

 

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Identifying with Characters – a reader’s perspective

In one of my newer stories, I’m contemplating whether or not to fully describe physical attributes of the two protagonists.

In my mind, they are both smoking hot.

But ‘smoking hot’ means different things for different people. And with any story, erotica or not, readers tend to identify most with characters who share similar physical or mental traits.

And, with erotica specifically, readers tend to fantasize that they indeed are the protagonist.

Imagine Reader Kimberly. Kimberly is a short, thick-boned woman who is very attractive but not in the conventional, media-hyped out modern sense. But she likes herself and the way she looks. If all the erotica Kimberly reads about describes the protagonist women as slender and tall with perky breasts, the description may actually hinder her fantasies. I want Kimberly to be able to read my book as if she were reading about herself.

On the other hand, there are also the visually stimulated readers to consider; those who want to know exactly what a character looks like, because when they are reading they are creating a visual movie in their heads. They identify with the protagonists, sure, but they aren’t trying to imagine actually being the main character. They are reading a story, and details like what a character looks like really matter.

So, I’m not sure. Any thoughts?

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