Sensually Wicked Man Love

The thoughts and challenges I come across in being a heterosexual woman, wife and mother who loves to write m/m erotic romances. I'm not gay or male, but the thoughts of two gorgeous, confident men together is my idea of a hot time! I write for others, both men and women, who feel the same.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

The Lost Temple of Karttikeya

My latest novel is completed. THE LOST TEMPLE OF KARTTIKEYA at LooseId. What started out as a 40,000 word novel became a 56,000 word novel by the end. I just can't do short very well. What can I say, I want to linger on the sex and explore the characters. My idea of flash fiction is creating the title.Which makes my next assignment all the more interesting. I have three short stories due for three separate anthologies.

I love multi-author collections as a reader, especially if I'm unfamiliar with one or more of them. It's like a taste sampler of their work. Let's me try out a new author without committing to an entire novel. But as an author, short stories are a struggle. I want to start at the beginning, not jump into the action right off the start. I want to weave my plots slowly, not slip in back story here and there. I want to have time to set the mood and play with the players. But that's all because I still need to fine tune my writing so that it's tight and concise and flows smoothly. Once I get better at that, I suspect short stories won't make me think about cleaning instead of writing my daily word count goal.

I'll let you know whether the laundry got done or I hit my daily word goal. lol!


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