ARTICLE WRITTEN by Marilyn Lakewood
What’s difficult about writing erotic romance?
Well, for me, definitely speed and staying organized.
I’m a clutterbug. Files, plots, and characters—they all need to be organized.
Unless I watch myself, my desk gets cluttered, my plots drift off to undesirable places, and my characters become someone ‘else.’
To top it all off, I’m not a speedy typist. I muse, mull and imagine stories all the time. I love it. I love being in the ‘zone’ when the story is rushing along like a steamroller on skates, but my typing is like sand on the road, slowing down the works.
I want to plead with my characters. “Wait! I can’t type that fast!”
It isn’t like I haven’t tried. I type a lot, but just don’t get any faster. The brain/finger connection seems to be set on some kind of internal 45 wpm speed limit. It’s like there’s some magnetic force that keeps my fingers on each key a nanosecond longer. Sticky fingers—slow, sticky fingers.
Yet, the stories keep calling, and I keep writing—with all the speed of a glacier.
(Even more amazing, is that page by page, the books get finished.)
‘Till next time,
Marilyn Lakewood is our latest UP and Coming author! Diving into Sugar Kink Ink, her debut novel "Chase's Hard Wear" is expected to be released December 2014. This new series revolves around light bondage and BDSM themes that tantalize until you scream! "Chase's Hard Wear" will be the first of three and maybe more in the series.
Marilyn writes stories with hot, alpha males to inspire her during the long Northwest winters. She loves creating XXX romances with protective, hard-lovin' heroes and sexy fantasies.
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