Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Secret Eroticist


I had another one of those encounters last weekend. Someone who knows me from my soccer mom life recently discovered my erotic writing. She said she enjoyed it, but that I was doing a great job of "hiding" what I did. She never would have suspected from looking at me.

Which raises again the question, what does an erotica writer look like? Large breasts? Tight leather pants? Lots of make-up? Basically a porn star? If so, I certainly fail the test.

I didn't put her on the spot, though. I answered sweetly that part of my "mission" was to show that ordinary people just like me have rich sexual lives. My new fan thought that was a wonderful mission, but still, her reaction makes me realize how far we have to go.

Speaking of images, I was looking through old photos as part of my background work for my new novel and came across the one above, taken many years ago by my older sister in her San Francisco craftsman apartment. Can you imagine this young woman would write erotica one day?

You know, I think I had it in me all along....

9 comments:

Jeremy Edwards said...

Yep, that definitely looks like a literary-erotic craftswoman lurking behind the craftsman cabinets.

Craig Sorensen said...

You were au naturel.

Sorry, it just popped in my head.

I like your mission statement, and the reaction of your fan.

Donna said...

I live in a craftsman-style house now, too, Jeremy. I wonder if there is a connection?

Your French connection reminds me of Oui magazine, Craig, lol. Yeah, a pretty good mission, don't you think, lol?

Erobintica said...

Ah, we all walk around in torn fishnets and slit skirts and ... well, don't we? ;-)


LOL, my word is

tryth

and that's the tryth (said ala Lily Tomlin)

Erobintica said...

oh, and cute picture - can't tell if you're pissed at whoever is taking the picture or not. ;-)

Donna said...

Good call, Robin. My older sister took the picture and I was always pissed at her. Still am as a matter of fact!

Although, you know, models are supposed to look "fierce" and I suppose I was aiming for that....

SusanD said...

That picture is totally charming, Donna. Very come hither and innocent all at once.

Donna said...

I agree, Susan. I wanted it for sure, but I wasn't quite sure what it was!

Maryanne said...

that is an awesome photo!