Open or Closed Doors?
I'm an open-door person. Having been raised in an easy-going household, I like having the doors open on mild days; if there's only family around and I'm in a hurry, I will leave the bathroom door open when I do my, er, business. I hate to sleep with the bedroom door closed.
The only times my bedroom door is closed is when I'm either getting dressed after a shower or need privacy.
*needle-scratch* Oh wait, you mean in my books? The bedroom scenes?
In that case, the bedroom door is wide open, and I'm standing beside the bed, taking notes on what my characters are doing between the sheets, or even on top of them. (LOL!)
At least, that's how it was when I first began writing sex scenes. Now, while sometimes every action is described, I will tend to leave some things to the imagination. For example, once my characters have been to bed, I don't think it's necessary to describe every sexual act unless they try something new, or it's been a while since they've taken their time.
Truthfully, when I first began reading romances, I devoured every bedroom scene. But now, I tend to skip over them and read more of the plot. Does that shock you? Maybe I'm simply burned out on sex scenes, having been pretty much immersed in them the past seven years.
I went through this issue once before, then purchased Anny Cook's Daffodil (currently unavailable, but if you have an old copy or know someone who owns it, I highly recommend it! Esp her Phantom's Rest!) and read every single word. Maybe I need to do so again?
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