On being a smut machine

Today’s post is a little late. I’ve been on the road and in fact began writing this on my phone – from the passenger seat, I might add!

Last night’s reading was another how-to-crank-out-erotica manual. A couple of good bits of advice, one particularly pertinent.

Always have a week’s worth of blog posts written and ready to go, using the timed publishing feature. That way, if there’s an outage, or a travel day or some other disaster, the blog continues.

Second, write 2 500 words a day. The average erotica short is 7 500 words, churn out one every three days, the machine rolls on, inexorably attracting and feeding readers with a new sex romp twice a week.

I’ve tried NaNoWriMo a few times, and the comparatively modest 1 700 words a day was often beyond my resources, so I’m not sure how I’ll go with a target set much higher.

Besides, I’m not sure I like cranking out erotica following a formula. Maybe it works to roll the money in, but although that’s nice, that’s not what I’m about. Pardon my pretensions, but I want my stories to work on more levels than one.

Perhaps I’m aiming too high, and perhaps I’ll crash and burn, but I’m planning to enjoy myself, dammit, and if I enjoy my writing, I’m sure that one or two others will as well.

I’m still a couple of days away from publishing the full version of Coding by Candlelight. There are two good sex scenes coming up, and a bit of plot to link them in. Wednesday is a probable release target.

And when I say “release”, I mean it!

Britni

publishing, writing

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