Monday, October 25, 2010

You Might Be a Sensual Romance Writer if...

Hey all,


I hope you are all taking the time to check out my FREE READ. We've had a wonderful week getting the FREE READ blog off the ground and I'm really enjoying writing this story.  Today is the regularly scheduled weekly installment and a new chapter begins in the life of Chantal, Li and our hero, Mace.  So do make sure you check it out!

Today's blog came from a random thought.  You know what I'm talking about.  You're walking down the street, see something, and bang...this random thought hits you and suddenly your brain is filled with things not so random anymore.  LOL

Or maybe that's just me and those like me.  Because that random thought had me chuckling and snickering and the people on the bus started looking at me strangely.  In fact, I had to get off, find a place to sit, and write it all down.

So, today  I will share with you what I was snickering about...

The 10 Top Things that if you do them, you just might be like me...

A Sensual Romance Writer

Ready?

#10 -- If you wander, mumbling about heroes, heroines and the "big misunderstanding", through the streets with a notepad in your hand as you pen the next world's greatest novel.  If you bounce off trees, cars and assorted people as you do so, unable and unwilling to differentiate between the two as you apologize...   
You might be a Sensual Romance Writer.

#9 -- If, when angry at or hurt by someone, instead of gossiping or keying their car, you take your revenge by putting them in your next book and making them the horrible villain ex-boyfriend, local slut or the really ugly randy boss you have to work with...   
You might be a Sensual Romance Writer.

#8 -- If you slam on your brakes, scare that little old lady in a walker, and almost cause an accident because the hottest guy just walked by and you have to get a picture because he's the PERFECT inspiration for "Brock", your latest hero...   
You might be a Sensual Romance Writer.

#7 -- If the history on your computer is filled with adult sites, lingerie stores, "toy stores", erotic stories and hot guy blogs and you have a difficult time explaining to your significant other that it is for research purposes only...really it is...
You might be a Sensual Romance Writer.

#6 -- If you attack your significant other, ripping their clothes off and dragging them to the floor as soon as they walk through the door because you just finished writing a really hot, sexy love scene...   
You might be a Sensual Romance Writer.

#5 -- If you find yourself talking to your characters as though they were real people. (and aren't they?) If you're arguing with your significant other and say something  like "Well Brock would never treat a woman that way" (not the best move)...   
You might be a Sensual Romance Writer.

#4 -- If, as you are walking through the store, you suddenly start listening in to intimate conversations of complete strangers because the sexy situation they're talking about would make a GREAT short story.  And if you are then smacked upside the head by said complete strangers for unashamedly eavesdropping...   
You might be a Sensual Romance Writer.

#3 -- If when in the throes of passion, you suddenly stop at a most inopportune moment and grab a pencil to write down the most awesome, prefect idea you just had.  Or is in the throes of that same passion, you mention to your significant other your hero "Brock" would do something a little different... 
You might be a Sensual Romance Writer.  (albeit a single one) *grin*

#2 -- If you find yourself asking your significant other to "assume the position" so you can make sure the anatomical pose you are putting your lovers in can actually be done without rupturing something...   
You might be a Sensual Romance Writer.

#1 -- If when you see people arguing, a couple kissing, a man gazing longingly after a departing woman, or a woman weeping in the park, you jot down notes.  If every situation you find yourself in both personally with your sweet baboo or out and about becomes fodder for that sexy story you're going to start tomorrow.  Or if each and every time you turn on the TV, go to a movie, read a book or listen to music, you are inundated with ideas, thoughts and story outlines... 
You might be a Sensual Romance Writer.


And if you're wondering if I've done any or all of these things, wonder no longer.  Remember I always draw from life for these blogs.  LOL

Now how about any of you?  Do you think you could be a sensual romance writer?  Do you do any of the above mentioned things?  Do you find yourself in similar situations?  Let me know in the comments below.  And you authors out there?  Does any of this sound familiar?  If so, give it up.  Tell us what you've done to make you...
A Sensual Romance Writer.

Hugs to all and I'll see you on Wednesday,

CJ England  















Follow Your Dreams
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12 comments:

Jules said...

Wow, guilty on most counts (except for those pertaining to a signicant other, which I don't have, but would find handy for experimenting with positions).

I'm especially guilty of that one word explodes into a whole plot thing, the idle what if thought that gets out of control.

God, how I love to write!

Random question - who is that gorgeous hottie with the long dark hair? I <3 him greatly!

Second random question - do you listen to music while you write, and, if so, do you have different music depending on either your mood or what sort of scene you are writing?

Phylis said...

I haven't done all those things! LOL! Haven't written all that much as yet. I can see you listening in to someone's conversation. lol

CJ England said...

Hey Jules,

The exploding head thing? Totally get that.

And the guy is someone I found when I was looking for demons for my next book cover. I thought he was beyond hot. LOL Check out http://www.cutehotguys.com/Anime_Guys/

As far as music... I do listen to music, but mostly because we have construction outside the apartment. I'd rather listen to the wind, the rain or the sea.

Thanks for the questions.

CJ England said...

You have to be very careful. Once I listened so closely I didn't notice them coming towards me. We literally ran into each other. LOL

Can you say embarrassing?

Jules said...

I listen to music so I can focus on my inner thoughts and not the tv my daughter is watching lol Especially when it's Food Network, cause it makes me hungry just to listen! We have construction going on up the street past few days too - they tore a house down. I can't believe they began today at 6:30! If I wasn't up anyway, I'd complain!

Thanks for that link - I googled his name, turns out my daughter knows him, he's from Bleach, which I haven't watched yet. Now I have some yummy incentive!

Starla Kaye said...

I absolutely loved your 10 Top Things!!! I'm sure there are a lot of us romance writers who totally understand and identify with a lot of what you said. Especially the "wander, mumbling about heroes, heroines..." and putting that person who made you mad in a story as someone evil.

Again, loved it!

CJ England said...

Jules,

There are days I do listen to music. If I'm in the mood. I love listening to Keith Urban when I'm looking for lovey dovey feelings. He's got some great love songs.

CJ England said...

Starla,

Thanks! I have to admit I do them all. I've used an ex boss, an agent that did me wrong and a myriad of old boy friends as the bad guys. It's a way to vent and not get arrested. LOL

stevie-carroll said...

Hey CJ,

I was sniggering along with all of those, and my ex-gf can testify to #2 and probably some of the others too.

Great post.

CJ England said...

Thanks Stevie,

I'm pleased it hit a chord with you. I was talking to my husband last night, telling him about it and he was busting up as well.

Gave me a few more that I hadn't thought of, so there will probably be a sequel in the future. LOL

Rie McGaha said...

That's hilarious, CJ! I am guilty on most counts, except I go a little bit the other way...I find myself looking around the park, ditches, buildings etc. thinking of what a good place it would be to commit a murder; and when I tell my husband to assume the position, it's to see if the murder I'm committing can actually be done...accuracy is so important!

Thanks for the chuckle.

Rie McGaha...fantasy that keeps you up
www.riemcgaha.com

CJ England said...

Rie,

Thanks so much for the comment. It reminded me of the beginning of the show, Castle, where they say two people think of murder...sociopaths and authors. LOL

Assuming the position can mean SO many things.