This was the section I was looking forward to the most. ^_^ I don’t do a whole of erotica at the moment, but there is looooooooads of it bumming around on my PC and desktop. So, to keep up my series on writing, it would be less than complete without me talking about this.
Erotica… stories to excite, titillate and arouse. The Google definition is intended to arouse sexual desire. My definition is to make one want to lock themselves in a dark, quiet room with something that vibrates. Just kidding.
There is a fine line between erotica and pornography, something that came up as a hot topic last week at Phoenix Writers. And in several places prior. Personally, when I’m in full swing, I dance on that line and kick up my heels like a crazy person. If I’m really on a roll I leap over that line and leave it behind in my dust trails. Frankly put, I like writing porn. It’s funny, more than anything else, but it’s also pleasurable. I can’t deny that. Anything I plan to publish, or expose to anybody other than myself, I class as erotica.
I’m not going to spend any time in this post talking about where that line is drawn. I’ve done that elsewhere and I probably will again (it’s interesting and I’m keen to know what you guys think – later). What I am going to talk about is a half baked plan I had some time ago because I think it links in with some of my other plans.
First; by the middle of the year, I plan to have an ebook available to buy. I can’t decide if it’s going to be a collection of flash, short stories or a novella, but there will be an ebook available to buy by July. And it will be erotic. There may also be a physical book, though that is not so important as the ebook.
Second; this book, however it turns out, will be released under my other-other name.
I’m not foolish – over ambitious perhaps, but not foolish – I know that time is not exactly on my side. I don’t have much of it to spare. However, I’m starting to feel that if I don’t do something soon, I’ll never do it. Ever. It’s so easy to plan and polish and perfect and rehash and thinking and set deadlines, but actually taking the action is hard. This series, as well as me nattering about types of writing, is a means for me to set out goals for myself. So that is my goal; an ebook release by July. Hmm, wait, it’s March now… maybe September is a little more realistic.
I feel I should also explain why I plan to release the book under my other name. Not just to explain to you, but to make sure it’s clear for me too.
I’ve worked hard building my brand. There is still a way to go of course; there is always more I can do, but I understand that self publishing can be a risky undertaking. It doesn’t have to be, but the first attempt is always the one you learn most from – another reason why I just want to begin and start that learning process. I don’t want to risk a black spot on my brand by releasing something ‘too early’ or ‘before I’m ready.’ Obviously I intend that this ebook will be as good as I can make it, but common sense dictates that it won’t be a patch on what I’ll be able to do in later months/years. I’m going to use this (these?) early releases() as a spring board for novels (Clash Of The Animal Kings, Mathais, possibly Silk Over Razor Blades) under the name Ileandra Young and I want to get the practice in first. Does that make sense?
I mind slightly less that my other-other name is less than perfect.
Additionally, since beginning this blog, though I’ve talked about erotica there hasn’t been as much of it as there has been high and urban fantasy. As I’ve previously discussed, I don’t want to risk diluting my brand by spreading myself too thin.
Okay! With all that out of the way, I guess you’d like a sample?
Well my computer seems to have eaten most of my erotica but I have found some yaoi from 2008. *snerk* If you don’t know what yaoi is, you should take a look at this and then come back. Hehee. Can’t call it anything other than porn really. This yaoi features characters from Gundam Wing and I suppose I should make the point of saying that the characters aren’t owned by me and I’ve used them as an adoring fan, but totally without permission, blah, blah, blah.
The kiss broke abruptly as Duo pulled his face back, knocking his head lightly against the door. “Well,” he whispered, eyes flickering here and there over Heero before coming to rest on his eyes again, “you still want to leave?”
“Hn.” Heero narrowed his eyes dangerously and he looked at Duo with sudden menace in his eyes. “Walk out of here now and I’ll kill you myself.” He said softly.
It was a threat, and a genuine one too, of that Duo had no doubt. But he loved it. The danger Heero emanated like sweat and the power in his gaze, was more of an aphrodisiac than anything Duo had ever encountered before. He gave a little moan of his own and pressed his lips to Heero’s again, enjoying the sheer innocent clumsiness of the other man.
It was plain that Heero had no idea what he was doing, but that didn’t bother Duo. He knew he would enjoy teaching him what to do, starting with something as simple as a kiss. Duo opened his mouth wide and attacked with his tongue, rubbing it against Heero’s before running it along the inside of his lips. Deep in his throat, a groan spilled upwards, bursting from his mouth as a loud growl that Heero copied exactly.
Duo pulled his head back again and licked his lips, enjoying the faint puffiness he felt there from Heero’s roughness. He liked it rough; it was exactly how he had imagined it. “Heero,” he said firmly, “take off your shirt.” Already his fingers were working, pulling at his own clothing, stripping off his jacket and dropping it to the floor before fumbling with his buttons. “What are you waiting for?!” He demanded as Heero stood stock still. “Take off your clothes.”
“I want to watch you.” Came the simple reply.
Frantic with desire, Duo ripped at his shirt, sending buttons flying as he watched Heero’s eyes hungrily drink in the sight of his body. The ache in his trousers was almost unbearable now, but Duo forced himself to take his time, realising that this was even better for Heero who was now panting and watching with wide, round eyes.
Yes, I stopped before it got too much. Wait for the book. ^_^