Before I became an erotica writer, I imagined that all erotica writers became super turned on whenever they wrote their stories. I dreamed up some hypothetical situations where they would type with one hand or only get a few paragraphs in before having to take a break to relieve some “pressure.”
I was surprised to discover that my experience is quite different. It’s very possible that some erotica writers are like that, but that’s not quite my process. Sure, I enjoy reading my own stories, but by the time I’ve written and edited my stories, it’s the equivalent of reading it 15 times in a row, which certainly takes the element of discovery out of it.
I think part of it is because I’m focused on the craft of it. I’m concentrating on the flow of the words and smoothing out any rough edges. A reader doesn’t so much focus on the craft of writing while reading, nor should they. All a reader wants to do is to enjoy a saucy story. And it’s my purpose to provide that for them. My pleasure comes from inspiring pleasure in my readers.
I just found this tidbit interesting to share. So if you were wondering if I write all my stories one-handed, there you are. Now, that’s not to say that I don’t have my fun after my writing session is done for the night. ; )