Collaboration~ A Writer and a Cat

via Daily Prompt: Collaboration

 

The collaboration between a writer and a cat is a special one.

The writer wants to write.

The cat will demand cuddles. To be petted. To be loved upon.

It will lay on the lap and purr. It will push the hands aside from the keyboard and purr louder.

Occasionally, with a huff, it will allow its servant to write.

Happy writing everyone! May your day be full of happy fur and cuddles!

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Temporary~ and Erotic Perspective

via Daily Prompt: Temporary

Temporary. what is more temporary than the fleeting pleasure of a caress, the flying burst of an orgasm? We can try and express it, try and re-experience it for ourselves. But it is something so so passing that it is difficult to grasp. What does it feel like? What does it taste like, experience itself as?

A writer may struggle indefinitely with these concepts, for sexual pleasure is an extremely difficult thing to describe well. I think it is so difficult partly because erotic pleasure is one of the most sensual and beautiful things a human can experience in their lifetime. This sets the bar pretty high on what the author has to recreate. But it is the temporary aspect of it that makes it difficult to grasp. Even for ourselves, if we choose to do some ‘research’ (heheh), we are caught up in the moment. All that we are left with is memories of a fleeting sweetness, the ghost of a caress.

If one chooses to describe wine, for example, it is an easier thing to do. A taste lingers in the mouth and notes can be taken. It may taste like raspberries, it may be pungent. But of the erotic? It is passionate, sweet, wild, – yet it passes so quickly over us that it may feel like the blink of an eye. And so, its special quality often slips beyond the expanse of words and floats in a nebulous prism. We want it- yet we cannot describe it.

Exposed! 

via Daily Prompt: Exposed

Writing, especially erotica, is all about exposing your characters. We want our readers to see them as they are, to define a moment and describe it in luscious detail- but to a point.

Oh no, here’s where it gets complicated.

As writers, you must consider what you are exposing. Are you comfortable sharing it? Are you comfortable writing about such things? Worse, does it detract from your scene or build it? There is much to consider before setting pen to paper (or fingers to keys in the case of a laptop).

Hmm… so much to think about.

Much like a photograph, a good story is tailored and narrowed to portray exactly what one wants. It is a precise, lovely, and (we hope) perfect glimpse into an array of emotions. To do this, you need to know before hand what, and how, you are exposing.

Better -a Writer’s Quest!

via Daily Prompt: Better

How does one go about judging if they are getting ‘better’ at being a writer? I feel there is a lot of pressure placed upon indie writers to be ‘good’ and always ‘better’ than they naturally are.

“Huh, what is that? Better? Me?”

“What do you mean, better? Be specific!”

Well, is that even possible? Writing is an art. One could wax on about syntax, using proper adjectives (or synonyms, or capital letters, or etc’s,) but really, ultimately, it is an art. Art and its value is subjective. It is nebulous.

I like to think that we are all good. In our own way, our own space, our own proper place. Just happy and content.

What do you mean, Writing? [In these dark times here’s a distraction if you need it]

In these dark times for many of us, I wanted to share something cheerful. I know the ‘license to discriminate’ is a horrible storm cloud hovering over many, and even though it will not affect me I fear in my heart for many who are dear to me who will be affected by it. Stand together in love and light, little birdies. Here is something cheerful if you need a distraction.

Recently one of the love birds, coughcough, me, has been slacking off on her writing. This is my face when Pit tells me I have to ‘get to it’ in the most gentle of ways:


And then I’m like ohhhh, I guess I’ll try


Then despite my best efforts I end up like this on the couch:

Haha, so you know who to blame if we’re late with our publishing! Do you ever have a hard time getting around to writing? Bonus points if you answer with a cute picture of your pets!