I’ve always been a very shy person when it comes to talking about sexual things. Unless I’m with my friends. But even then, I’d say something sexual (almost always to fit in with what they were saying) and turn 50 shades of red.
So, naturally, I’m kind of freaking out because in my book, Collide, there are a lot of…well, sex scenes. Not an unbearable amount but still. Enough.
When I told my dad I was nearly finished my book, he said “that’s great! When can we read it?” And then I realized that…oh my god, my dad is going to read my book.
Even if I don’t let him read it now,
if it ever got published when it gets published*, I know he would buy one of the first copies. Which means he will be reading those scenes that I wrote. And so will Matt’s parents, probably his grandparents, probably my grandparents and our siblings and…oh my god. Family is going to read sex scenes that I wrote.
I don’t know why, but that intimidates the ever living hell out of me and makes me want to delete my book from exisistance…but I’ve already written it, and I do really love it, and I’ll never be the writer I want to be if I trash my work because I’m scared of the uncomfortable fact that people will read the sex scenes in it.
Authors…how do you deal with the fact that family members are reading the more uncomfortable scenes that you’ve written?
All that aside, I have some exciting news…I’ve started on book number 2 of Collide. This book will be told from Iain Bentley’s perspective, post everything that happens.
*Positive thinking, here.