I’m starting to wonder if I’m becoming a prude in my old age. Romance writers complain a lot about the rest of the world not “respecting” the genre, its popularity, etc. Have you hit the bookstores lately? Checked out the excerpts (mine included) posted on loops and websites? Yes, I know, erotica vs. erotic romance blah blah blah. But is there a kernel of truth in the critiques? I flipped through an anthology last night and realized there’s no debating the fact I was looking at soft porn. Well, not so soft in a few cases. Big NY publisher. That’s fine, legal I think, and we supposedly live in a free society. I’m struggling a little though, because I never set out to write soft porn, and there can be no doubt it’s selling, big time. Sure, you can wrap it in a lovely story and call it erotic romance or romantica or whatever you like… Anyone struggling with their own comfort zone these days? Writing hotter and hotter to try to sell? Hmmnnn. Gotta figure this one out, cause personal boundaries are very important.