Blog Tour: UnWritten by Chelsea M. Cameron +Guest Post & Teasers
UnWritten by Chelsea M. Cameron
British single father.
Someone else is writing this love story...
✿Guest Post✿Is It All About Sex?
Sex DOES sell. But sex isn't EVERYTHING.
Just like a relationship can't be based purely on sex, new adult novels are not purely based on sex. Unless, of course, they're erotica. Then it's perfectly fine to have a book that is just based on sex. But many new adult novels are being categorized as "erotica" and they simply aren't. Here's a good barometer for a book: If you took out every erotic scene, would you still have a story? Most romances have sex in them, but aren't ABOUT sex.
I love writing sexy scenes. Love it. It's a chance for me to push myself as a writer and have my characters get to know each other on a new level. But you know what I also love? The interactions after sex. When they're still naked and completely vulnerable. I use those moments as much as I can because they're precious. They're sweet and I absolutely love writing them. For me as a writer, sex is another way to bring my couples closer together, but it's not the only way. They go on dates, go through awkward moments, have struggles and overcome them. Yes, this is fiction, but I want it to feel real. I want my readers to feel like they know these characters. Like they're your friends and neighbors and co-workers and relatives.
I want the love stories to feel real. Or at least real-ish. Yes, that means my characters have sex. But that isn't the ONLY thing they do.
Blair and Declan, from UnWritten, have explosive sexual chemistry from the get go. It was actually a shock to me when I first stated writing the book, because I'd thought maybe I might hold off a bit on the sexy things. But then my characters took my ideas and tossed them out the window. They were going to do what they were going to do and I just had to hold on tight. I've learned that trying to force something on my characters only leads to disaster. But that doesn't mean every couple I write will be the same. To me, they're all people and their relationship journeys are all different.