Wednesday, December 01, 2010

The Erotic Feast Begins

Tonight brings us Hanukkah's first candle plus here at the Storey household, we'll open the first door of the Advent calendar (actually we're doing seven Advent calendars this year as I want to use my extensive collection of German beauties before the boys get too jaded).

It's also, of course, the day that the new columns go up at the Erotica Readers and Writers Association and my offering, "Seeds of a Story: Recipes for Creative Erotic Feast from Inspiration to Publication," marks another change of direction in my scribblings as the naughty Martha Stewart. This month is actually a double issue, and I've decided to ease away from my focus on my slowly-progressing second novel and switch to a topic of more universal appeal to writers: the secrets of the creative process. I'll also be cutting back to every other month in the hope that I really will finish the novel in 2011. In fact, let's make my New Year's Resolution official--my goal for the Year of the Rabbit is to complete a readable draft of novel number two. If I don't do this by next December, you are hereby allowed, nay encouraged, to point your fingers at me and laugh, okay?

Anyway, I had quite a fine time musing over the first course of my feast on the care and feeding of story ideas. If you have any tips to share on the topic, please comment. I also talk about how to lay out a tasty, but very easy appetizer spread, which may come in handy for holiday open houses! Oh, and I'll use this post as an excuse to post another of my boudoir pictures taken by the talented Laura Boyd. I'm going to use this as the cover for my first romance novel....


Jeremy Edwards said...

Perhaps the question most often asked of erotica writers is whether or not their steamy scenes are based on their actual sexual experiences. I always proudly, and defiantly, answer with a great big “YES,” because in all that ways that matter, my erotic stories do draw from my real life.

Excellent answer to that omnipresent question!

Craig Sorensen said...

I look forward to reading the article, but for now I just want to let you know that I'll be with you all the way, encouraging, entreating, hassling and tormenting you so you meet that goal with novel #2!

Donna said...

Thanks, Jeremy. I mean, it's true, isn't it? "In all the ways that matter" ;-).

And thank you, Craig, only a true friend would sign up to dish out abuse, but hopefully, I'll just need the encouragement. Or so it seems on the brink of a bright new year when all my bad habits will disappear!

Craig Sorensen said...

You know that I'm all about being helpful, Donna!

Verification word?


Yep, you've got wings, methinks.

SusanD said...

Great column, Donna. And yum to the appetizers! And that picture right there is definitely a book cover waiting to happen!

Emerald said...

Inspiring, and definitely interesting, column, Donna! I loved what you had to say and look forward to this new series by you! :)

Craig's verification word reminds me of a song lyric I deeply love: "The weight that lays [sic] on your shoulders could be the wings that carry you home..."