Thursday, December 10, 2009

Writing Sex

I haven't come to a standstill on the wip, but it's slowed to a painful crawl. I'm lucky if I can squeeze out an entire page just lately. And the reason? Because finally my hero and heroine are acting on the scorching lust that's been driving them crazy from the moment they met.

I love writing love scenes. I really love reading them back afterwards. But I find the actual writing of them incredibly challenging. Okay, exhausting! I've been on this one for the entire week and by the look of things it won't be fully consummated until at least Sunday!

So it was serendipitous when I came across this link on Twitter - writing love scenes by Jill Sorenson. Well worth checking out!

And funnily enough there's a post up on Romancing the Blog today about awkward sex scenes in romance novels. I found that fascinating because I have a strong inkling that if I get the chance to write book 3 set in my Roman world, the sex between the hero and heroine is going to be fraught with problems due to my heroine's traumatic former marriage.


Mel Teshco said...

I completely agree Christine, a good, emotionally and physically intense and satisfying love scene, is hard hard hard!!!
Wishing you lots of luck =)

Rachael Johns said...

I find sex scenes EXACTLY the same. I'm usually cringing while writing but when reading them back, they're not as bad as I thought.

I do hope you get to write Book 3! Love the sound of the awkward sex - lol!

Christina Phillips said...

LOL, Mel. Very hard indeed! (sorry I couldn't resist! I'm so bad!)And yes that's it exactly. The emotional intensity is very draining!

Rach, thanks, I'd love to write book 3, there's a hot guy from the first two books who SO deserves his own HEA!

Emma Lai said...

Great post, Christina! Thanks for sharing this post. Helpful link.

Catherine Bybee said...

It sure is easier to Have sex then to Write sex! LOL

Kaye Manro said...

Good timing on the post, Christina! I've been thinking about erotic sex in stories too!

Good luck with the scenes. It can be a challenge.

Christina Phillips said...

Emma, it was a great article, couldn't have come at a better time for me!

LOL Catherine! You can say that again!!!

Thanks, Kaye, I'll probably collapse once this scene is finally wrapped!!