Writing Erotica in an Unlikely Place
A few weeks ago I traveled to Canberra (Australia’s national capital) for a work conference. I flew in on the Sunday before the conference. Although I could have browsed the numerous museums or both houses of parliament (old and new), I wanted to squeeze in some writing.
I strolled through the lush parklands dotted with maples, pines, and other cold climate trees, native gum trees, past colourful rose gardens and then came upon Old Parliament House. I decided upon buying a coffee and sitting in the cafe and writing.
I purchased a soy cappuccino and sat at the best table in the cafe – in front of the window that looked down the mall towards the Australian War Memorial and Mt. Ainsley looming behind it. I pulled out my iPad, some old notes of a story penned twelve years ago and typed up my erotic lesbian romance ‘Magdalena,’ which I have just published on Amazon.
As I typed and imagined the steamy lesbian love scenes between my characters (and felt rather ‘hot under the collar’ myself) I had a sudden thought – I’m writing erotica in Old Parliament House, the former seat of the Australian Federal Government! What an unlikely place to write erotica. But an awesome topic for a blog post!
So my writing session was fruitful. I had an almost 4,000 word story in publishable form. I attended the conference over the two days. After a delicious drink in the bar of the Hyatt Hotel, a sumptuous historic hotel just down the road from new Parliament House, I caught the flight home, and set about editing my story.
I’d love to hear about some of the unlikely places you’ve written or read erotica in. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.