Writing Love Scenes
January 2, 2013 15 Comments
Over the weekend, Jazz said he knew whenever I was writing something sexy because I nibble and lick my lips a lot. I wasn’t aware I was doing that. He kept catching me looking over at him too. But what’s a boy to do when half his inspiration is sitting over there looking all cuddly and I’m writing about a couple working their way toward making love for the first time? The man’s distracting. He does like it when I take a break for “research” though…
So today, since he’s back at work, I looked to music for some inspiration and I found “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” by Roberta Flack. She is just marvelous and the song makes me get a little choked up every time I hear it. Since I was trying to write the first time my characters make love, I listened to this on a loop and pretty much free-wrote whatever came to mind. I think I did a beautiful job, actually. I’m a bit proud. Needs a little polishing and not everything applies — even when Jazz isn’t here, he’s still around — but it turned me on and made me emotional. I thought I’d have a more difficult time writing a love scene, but this was a good experience.