As I work on my fantasy novel, I keep running into a conundrum...
Whenever I get to scenes that have any erotic undertone whatsoever, I end up overwriting them. Then, when I go back and reread the scenes, I think to myself, "This is too erotic. My characters are hornballs." Not that I don't want my characters to be hornballs, but there's a time and place to focus on this aspect.
One way to deal with this conundrum is write a novel out of order; many novelists can do
this: they can write a sixteenth chapter before they write a
second. Alas, I cannot.
Then I realized I was the hornball! So, I took a detour and wrote some erotica to get it out of my system.
Here it is... my first foray into pure erotica: Korean Dude Gets His Wish.
It was just posted last night, but I've already received numerous pleased responses asking for/demanding a "Part 2"! (Erotica fan mail is so great!~)
While I'm here on the topic of erotic storytelling, also -- I've been translating into German with the help of a wonderful proofreader the popular American yaoi webcomic Teahouse. We've begun Chapter Three, and I hope to keep myself/us on a schedule of uploading a couple new pages per week. If you happen to be a German-speaker into yaoi, here you go: Teehaus.