And here we are back at Wednesday again.
Today, you can read the penultimate part of my erotic novel Addled Kat. All you have to do is click on that great big link above, and you’ll be whisked away to the next chunk of the book.
This is part five of six, and you’ll be able to read the final instalment here on Saturday. I bet you can’t wait.
Yet again, I have to warn you that this book contains sex, and that there is sex in this instalment of the book, so here’s the lurid purple cover once again, just to give you a head’s up.
I’ve become pretty familiar with this novel in the last few weeks. I wrote it a while ago, and I generally don’t remember much of what I wrote once it’s finished and I’ve moved on to the next thing. Stuff that happens in my mind tends to make my memory a little bit odd. It’s a kind of blessing, at times I think. It makes me a better reader of my own stuff, and a more critical editor.
There were some surprises in this novel for me, and it was good to see them. I wasn’t surprised that Kat was feisty, but she was more brittle than I remembered her, so, perhaps a little more fragile. Bob is probably warmer and funnier than I thought he was… OK, not out-loud funny, but wry. And the swearing… Kat swears a lot! That didn’t come up with any of the people who read this book when it was being considered for traditional publication; no one seemed to mind. Perhaps it’s just a sign of the times. I don’t remember making a decision to have Kat swear… The words just seemed to come naturally to her. It's never angry swearing. I hope she never seems aggressive. I don't think she does.
Would I do this again? Would I write another erotic novel? Honestly, I don’t know. It’s not a novel I wrote from choice the first time, but it was fun to write, and it’s fun to read back… So maybe I would do it again, if I was ever asked.
If you’re here to catch up on my usual blogs, full of my usual opinions, there are plenty of recent ones, so take your pick.