My oldest daughter is at Mother’s Day Out, my youngest is napping and I find myself with a few minutes to write. I sit here with my diet coke lamenting the lack of M&M’s and wondering where to go with my current manuscript.
This one is a romance and I find myself hesitant to write a sex scene (something that has been requested). I’ve written romances before and while they have contained some steamy moments, I’ve NEVER written a “consummation” scene.
I might not have had a problem writing one before becoming a mother. I read romance novels, as well as many other genres that include such scenes. However, now I know my girls may one day read my work. Do I want them to read something like this from my own hand? I can always make the couple marry before the consummation scene, but that isn’t possible at the moment since my couple is in the middle of nowhere (almost).
It’s strange. I knew a lot of things would change when I became a mother, but I never thought about the effect it would have on my writing. Have any of you found this? Has becoming a parent changed your writing style? What are your thoughts on this?