by Shelt Garner
I once read a quote from someone influential in the publishing industry that characters in novels have a lot – and I mean A LOT – more sex that people in real life. And, as such, I keep thinking about the absence of any real sexxxy time in the first draft of this thriller-ish novel I’m just about to wrap up.
I have a pretty clear path to writing a sex scene in the second draft, but it’s problematic for a number of reasons. One I’m going to be writing from a female POV and, also, lulz, I have no idea how to write a sex scene without it seeming silly.
But I’ve gotten this far. I can figure something out. Stieg Larsson wrote a number of sex scenes from a female POV and so I think I can probably manage to pull something off as well.
I’m really looking forward to writing the second draft of the first novel and the first draft of the second novel.