This is yet another post about what to do with Life Mate. I hate this. I keep going back and forth on what to do with this story. Do I make it romance or an erotic romance? I do fine with it being a romance until these characters want to have sex. Then they want to get a little more explicit than I do in my regular romances. They like variety, and variety isn’t something I do a lot of in my regular romances.
I’m coming upon one such sex scene in tomorrow’s first draft post and I’m not sure what to do about it. Yes, the story is fine and works fine without the more explicit part of it, but is that the way the characters want to go?
What’s holding me back from the original version? The erotic romance one? I think it’s because it won’t be read by a lot of people. I love this story and want to share it with the world. This is what happens when an author gets enthusiastic about their work. They want to run all over the place and share it with everyone. But then, it’s so different from what I usually do, it might be better off being as it is and not reaching as many people.
I hate this. I don’t have this problem with my other books. They’re all clear cut. Maybe part of it is that, at its core, Life Mate is really a tender book. With Substitute Bride and An Unexpected Seduction, I’m writing in the more comedic realm, and those are easier to put into the erotic romance category. But a tender romance is tougher to not want to lop over into Ruth territory.
Please don’t hate me because I keep changing my mind. This is really the hardest book I’ve had to deal with. I think what I should do for the time being is take the cover off of all my sites while I make up my mind because all I’m doing is confusing everyone…myself included.
*sigh* No one is more frustrated with myself than me. 😀