I never imagined myself writing erotic fiction. The closest I ever came was a brief dream in my youth of writing a Mills & Boon novel. Back then I looked at all the sad people slogging away unhappily in their mundane jobs and pitied them. You see, I was special, made for greater things. I had no doubt my writing would propel me to the tops of the best seller lists and I’d live happily, if somewhat smugly, ever after. My 9-5 job was as boring as the rest of them, but that didn’t matter. It was all temporary.
It soon became evident that finishing a novel was a little trickier than I’d hoped. The years went by, and I married and had two children. I also tried on various careers for size. My writing dwindled to long rambling diary entries and little else. There were a few half-hearted attempts at getting back into it. I bought several books on how to write a best-seller, hoping to unlock some secret.
At the time of writing I have 5 short stories published on Smashwords. I have a detailed plot-outline written up for a novel and hundreds of short story ideas. How did this happen? Well my husband asked me to read some erotica and after reading a few pages I threw it back at him in disgust. “That’s rubbish and it’s obviously written by a male. It doesn’t turn me on, it makes me feel ill.”
“So do you think you can do better?” he challenged.
The seed was planted and it flowered in a most unexpected way. Not long after that conversation, I had a 6 hour drive from Sydney to a small country town. I had a recorder in the car with me. Why not see if I could write a few erotic short stories by recording them? Those six hours flew by. To my amazement and delight I found that the words flowed without hesitation. The scenes were clear. I was transported.
So that’s how it all began! My goal is to write stories that are compelling and arousing. I’m juggling full time work with writing and it’s not easy. I no longer look at other people trapped in soul-destroying jobs with pity. Now I see people just like me, doing the best they can. We all have secrets. We all have dreams. We all have fantasies.
It gives me great joy to share some of my naughty fantasies. I hope it gives you delicious pleasure to read them ;-)