One of the many reasons I created Chick Lit Goddess is because I’m truly in love with the Chick Lit genre. From Emily Giffin’s first book, Something Borrowed, I was hooked and didn’t bother looking back. I loved it then because the characters seemed relatable, even if I was ten years younger than the characters, and it helped me realize that at no matter what age a person is, there will always be relationship issues with our Prince. Today’s no different, I still love it for the same reason.
Last year I read 30 books and 27 of them were Chick Lit, so right now I’m wanting to spice things up a notch — okay, maybe a little more than just a notch. I’m talking about reading erotica. When I read my first erotica novel by Megan Hart, I was very young (much younger than the average woman who reads them), I fell in lust. Not only did Megan’s book, “Dirty,” make me blush and wonder if I’d ever have that kind of life, it was the writing that I was fascinated by. How did this author write like this? Was it from memory of only minutes/hours/days ago, or did all this creativity come strictly by way of imagination? Could I write like that? I was a “good girl” (click HERE to see what I mean) at this time and had only kissed a few boys, so from Megan’s very detailed descriptions, I let my imagination run wild. It was also a good thing that I was also addicted to soap operas, so I made sure to pay close attention to the intimate scenes. I began to write. Yes, I’m saying that I wrote erotica way before I learned about Chick Lit.
Anyway, moving on…
I want to be a published author more than anything, and I understand that doing so takes time. Fine, I get that, but for some reason, erotica is killing me. (Though I’m sure that since I’m reading “Midnight Secrets” by Wendy Ely has sparked some of my imagination). I’m busy right now with edits of books one and two, reading books for blog tours, writing book three, jotting down notes for book four, so is there time to write a/an (short) erotica? No. Will I attempt to start this erotica book idea I have had with me for a very long time? Yes, beginning this weekend! Erotica! Just the word itself is sexy. While out to dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant, I told my husband that I was considering writing erotica. Of course, he was very supportive.
For some reason, I find it easier to write an erotic sex scenes than dialogue or conflict. I’m not saying that by any means it has everything that a published author might have, but I’d like to, at the very least, think that I’m not too far off. I’ve been thinking about this for a long time, but since I’m very devoted and faithful to the Chick Lit genre, I don’t want to confuse my readers or followers of Chick Lit Goddess. This is why when I write erotica, I will use a pseudonym.
**Just a note, I do not want my erotica books to be like “50 Shades of Grey.” I didn’t think it was as nearly as erotic as anything Megan writes. (To see my review of “50 Shades of Grey,” and how it compares to anything by Ms. Hart, click HERE).