I'm currently in the middle of writing Traditional Ties. This is book 3 in my Traditional Love series. As I write, I can't help but think of all the reviews (good and bad), all the comments, all the emails etc. I love my fans and even respect my critics. I want to please...it must be the submissive in me.
So, I write wondering if I should turn up the heat in the sex, or add more spanking or put more anal play. I know that this is the WORST way to write. I should just allow my heart to flow and allow the words to just come. But in the back of my mind I hear the voices. I know...I sound crazy.
I wonder if other authors go through the same issues. I can say one thing...book 3 is WAY harder to write than Traditional Love was. When I was writing Traditional Love, the only thing I worried about is what my mother would think if she read it. Now, as I write, I worry about reviews, fans, book sales, what my editor will say, if my grammar has improved, if I'm living up to expectations, and the list goes on.
I need to sit, type, and create some scorching smut. Will it have spanking, sex, anal, romance and love? Of course! So I guess, at the end of the day, that is all that matters. It will have all of the above, and then some. It is an Alta Hensley erotic romance, after all. :)