Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I'm going to try my hand at erotic fiction

I have decided that my very next project will be my first piece of erotic fiction. I've been thinking about it ever since I found out how many sales the genre gets for the writers at the author forum where I hang out. And since they can be really short, I have decided to do it instead of starting 'Hide From The Reaper.'

I was going to do it to try to boost my writer's ego which has taken some bruising recently. So this morning I posted a thread asking erotic fiction writers for advice. The result was 7 pages of really funny postings: http://www.kindleboards.com/index.php/topic,81964.0.html .

It turns out that writing erotic fiction that sells is a lot of work. Well, I'm not willing to put the work in because it will take me too far away from my real works. So instead, I will be writing a few very erotic stories that I will publish under a pen name. The difference in what I thought I was going to do is that I am going to write a few stories in my usual style and I won't expect any sales from them.

You may ask what will be the purpose of these since they won't help to promote my other works and they won't sell in large numbers? I'm not sure. But I have a great erotic fiction title, great characters, and a great erotic plot. And I'm not talk stupid porn story lines, I'm talking stories based on some of the most interesting sex workers that I've ever met. One of the characters in the book will be this guy i once met who was at once incredibly sympathetic as well as almost completely dead inside. The light was almost out behind his eyes but his little boy self still kind of peaked through. I imagine by now he is either in jail or doing things that only a person who was pure evil would do.

As soon as he told me his story, I knew I wanted to write about him. But I assumed that I never would because I certainly wasn't going to write erotic fiction. But I guess that everybody does masturbate so this masturbatory act is right in line with human nature.

Maybe the end result is that I will get better at writing sex. Who knows. But certainly it will give me a few extra days to think about the plot for 'Hide From The Reaper.'

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