I had a friend who, as part of his psychosis, could perform the mechanics of copulation seemingly forever. He didn’t derive any pleasure from it but he had women lining up around the block to see him. I have incorporated this into my main character’s bio.
Brandt Zigthaler can achieve and maintain an erection and perform the mechanics of sex for hours. His body is in the moment but his mind and psyche are on another plain. Thankfully, he’s married to someone who recognizes when his mind has wandered and knows the triggers that will bring him back into the moment so he can concentrate and achieve an orgasm.
Of course this allows Maya to regulate Brandt. She dictates how long the sex will last depending upon her needs.
Pretty sneaky, huh?
I recently finished the latest novel in my DC Tactical series. It came out to be 506 pages. I proceeded to begin my next title when I ran across a manuscript that’s over a thousand pages. Yikes! How do I trim it down? It follows three separate plot lines with separate casts of characters that are finely interwoven throughout. What do I pull, what do I keep? I guess I could break it into two parts, but does that sell? Guess I need more time to bang my head against the wall.
JUST finished novel number eight. Now I’m in a vacuum. Should I wait to edit or start #9? Or, should I just relax? After all
it’s summertime. Of course here in the tropics its summer all the time, right? Should probably start new book just to get on paper basic plot line then come back.
What do you think? Let me know.
I was always been told have a beginning, a middle and an end. Me, I’ve always had a beginning and that’ s i
t. Get off to a good start and the rest of it falls into place. As I’ve said in the past you just need one strong character to lead you from page. I have numerous such characters that appear in my novels and they carry the story. Of course it helps that I’ve been exposed to numerous weirdos throughout my life, in fact I’ve had a rather intense life experience to date so I have a lot to cull from.
But, all you need is one, a lead character with a distinct voice. He or she will dictate how the story evolves and don’t be afraid when that character leads you astray or far afield. Follow them because it always works out in the end.
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