Sunday, September 24, 2006

I'm so Sick!!!

I've had this cold for over a week now and I feel like death warmed over! I coughed all night long and the cough medication that I have left is not working. My head is throbbings and my back is killing me. All I want to do is climb into bed and sleep for about a month. But I can't do that because I have to go to work tomorrow.

Ya know, I would do almost anything not to have to work the typical, standard job. I want money, to get paid, but I want do something I love. I don't hate my job. I just don't love it. But what I have to wonder is this: if at some point I do start writing - mostly erotica - full time and can make a living off of it and I'm writing every day about sex, and sex toys, and sex positions, and so on will I still love it? Or will it become like a job? Will I say to my partner at night, "Not tonight honey - I've been writing about sex and looking at porn all day. If I see another dick I'll puke!" Because I'd rather work a job I'm not overly thrilled with all day and then come home and write about sex and get all worked up and want to fuck afterwards.

Are there other sex writers out there who do this pretty much full time who can tell me what their experiences are? Are you like the gynecologist who comes home at night and can't stand the thought of touching his wife or does writing about sex all day just turn you on more?

1 comment:

Tara Tainton said...

Ugh, nothing worse for the libido than sickness. :( I'm sending positive thoughts your way to help your health come back all the sooner. :)

And great topic that I happened upon while visiting! To answer your question, delving into sex all day long is still fun and writing and reading and researching about it can still be a turn on... as long as you ensure you're still writing and delving into the aspects that really interest you and aren't just forcing out stories and topics you think will sell best or editors, etc. most want to see. You've got to write for your mood, not the other way around. Keep it magical and spontaneous... just like your sex life. ;)

My partner has noticed that I've grown a bit more "desensitized" to sex since living it 24/7. I'm no longer shocked by alternative practices or the site of cocks. :) But he still gets to read and help edit my stories, gets the fun email forwards and pointed towards images I find that I know will appeal to him, gets the scoop on new sexual practices and things for us to try that I happen across, and he makes a point to remain my #1 sexual muse and attempts to inspire story ideas on a regular basis. Make your writing about your sex life and interests instead of the other way around and it'll remain fun for a long, long time.

Good luck in achieving your dreams!!