Each month it increasingly becomes more difficult knowing what to write, in the erotic-romance arena, at least. I have plenty of ideas for stories, but they all seem to possess a fatal flaw according to some publishers. I wanna write love stories with a hero and heroine as opposed to a love story with two heroes.
Don't get me wrong--I'm very glad to see that there's a wide variety of authors and publishers out there providing stories that m/m fans wish to read. More power to you all! It's just that I'm not one of those authors/readers who wants to add to the glut of m/m fiction currently in the e-book erotic-romance market. I'd rather create the fiction I prefer to read myself; that is, boy meets girl or girl meets boy, they have lots and lots of hot sex and then go on to live happily ever after or at least happily for now.
Is there something wrong with me? Am I old-fashioned? I don't know. I've tried to come up with a m/m story idea that's not been done a million times before, but I'm not that inspired I guess. But if you described a hot-blooded male (alien or human) and a hot-blooded female (alien or human) to me, a million storylines would pop into my head. It's just that easy.
What do you think? Should I throw in the towel and give up trying to write erotic-romance of any kind until I can hop on the m/m bandwagon? Or should I just wait and see if m/f, boy meets girl, romantic fiction makes a resurgence in the near future?
Readers please leave me some feedback in the comments below. Here are some questions I'm dying to know the answers to:
What do YOU like to read the best--m/m, m/f, f/f, all of the above?
Do you feel the glut of m/m erotic fiction is just a phase and will gradually die down or that it's here to stay and will further eclipse the m/f erotic fiction market?
Is it all about vampires, shapeshifters, werewolves, ghosts, demons, etc., or do readers occasionally like to read about human characters (contemporary, historical or futuristic)?
Should I focus on writing straight science fiction/fantasy and vere away from writing stories with erotic-romantic themes altogether?
Thanks for your comments. Drop me an email at celinechatillon @ hotmail.com (no spaces) and put "Free e-book" in the subject line, and I'll email you an "Outrageous Extended Excerpts from Brandi Whyne and Her Incredibly Erotic Adventures" PDF e-book as a thank you.