When ordering curry, do you have a 'fall back' dish? As in, -can't decide, last person to order and smiley waiter is tap-tap-tapping his pen on his notepad, so I'll just have...'the masala please?' You hand back the menu satisfied you finally made a decision, bring your chilled glass of wine to your lips, only to have the waiter raise his eyebrows..."Will you be wanting anything else with that, Ma'am? Mango Chutney, Tomato Chutney, Raita, Spicy Lime Chutney?
Eating is like writing, cooking is like blogging, food is like...um, you know chocolate? Chocolate is like sex... There's so much choice, you can never make up your mind, sometimes you want it spicy, other times, maybe extra coriander, or just...well, vanilla with a dash of cinnamon? * Pensive expression * Are we still talking curry? Yes! No! Maybe?
Truth is, firstly - I've been working on the 'love scenes' lately, and surprisingly I've made myself blush...did I write that? It's a little spicy! So I need to add a little mango lassi, tone it down. Secondly, I have been lucky enough to win an opportunity for two critiques, one being a critique of a 'love scene'. I know -great! Right? So why has it had this profound effect on me? On a loop, every couple of hours I feel like this...
1. I just want to edit a certain scene to death. Edit to perfection, and then some more...but isn't that the point of the critique from an expert?
2. Risk the ultimate embarrassment... 'You're good, but like, have you tried it this way? Much better. Yes!'
3. It literally scares the 'pants off me'. Am I ready for someone else to read this scene? *Faints*
4. Um, pick the most tame of the scenes? So what if it's just a kiss...it's a pretty damn hot one.
So, you see - curry, sex scenes, cooking, writing, chocolate, sex...it's all the same really. Tell me though, how often do you edit-re-edit-edit- a love scene before you are satisfied? Ahem, and I didn't mean it that way. Really...
A/N: Hello Everyone! Hope you are all enjoying Monday! My post is a little later than anticipated, things got a little crazy in a parallel universe today, but hey ho - I'm happy. Hope you are too! I shall be working on edits this week, am almost finished the second draft of my main WIP. Have a lovely week!