Saturday, January 20, 2007
Motivation for Love Scenes
As I reached the first love scene in my book Sin's Iniquity, I realized something was different. I was actually reluctant to do it. I couldn't figure it out. I mean usually I'm so hyped about the love scene I can't wait to write it.
But for this one, I found it difficult to embrace the fact that now that these characters had all the tension and it was nothing to stop them from giving the reader what they wanted.
My fingers were reluctant, but I got the characters alone and she was perfectly ready to give him whatever he wanted.
Still i wasnt' in the mood, so I stepped away from the computer and looked at my work area. There as nothing turning me off to the fact that i couldn't do it. There was nothing physically wrong with me. Matter of fact, I was feeling pretty randy with no one to turn to so coming up with the scene was no problem.
Then it hit me...
Oh lawd, how could I forget the most important part of getting to the good part.
Music. I had been playing MJB in my headphones and even though she was jamming in my head, I just couldn't feel my male character.
So I switched up to Brian McNight and started to get in the mood. I sat back down, but there was something still wrong. Brian was getting to the good part, but not taking me there.
So I switched the CD again to Robin Thicke. Nice white boy with a melodious voice to groove too. And he was telling me how much he loved me. Yes! Yes! Yes!!!
With my eyes closed my fingers began to type.
Yes, Robin, you got it. Thank you !
And that's my motivation.
Sylvia Hubbard is an author, blogger galore and mother of 3 living, working and writing in Detroit, Michigan.
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