I’ve been thinking a lot this week about why people find it so hard to write sex scenes. I’ve had to pep up one of the scenes in ‘Sunlight’ and I’ve found it incredibly difficult.
I think I know why I find it so hard. It’s because all fiction inevitably has an element of experience in it – you just can’t avoid it. How can you write otherwise? I don’t want to upset my husband. You just can’t help a bit of yourself coming out in whatever you write – whether it’s squidge or not.
And I don’t know whether I want to share that bit of myself with the whole world.
So I don’t think writing squidge is going to be my scene. I’ll do it if I have to, but to me, it’s a bit like taking medicine.
Anyway, the real thing is so much better …..