I guess by now most of you have read Mrs. Giggles’ musings on erotic romance. I agree with a lot of what she says, and I found it a good reminder to really examine my physical love scenes for the senses and emotional content. But I came away from a few loops (and folks all over the place on the topic) thinking: this doens’t really apply to me. I’m not an erotic romance writer, never was, probably never will be. I write romances, and they happen to be explicit because the genre has changed and explicit sex has become the norm. I don’t do, in real life or in writing, BDSM, menages, and alien sex ;o) So I’d be rather uncomfortable writing those. I can write about imaginary places more easily that I can write about physical acts I haven’t experienced. Interesting. There’s a lot of pressure on romance writers to write hot stuff, there’s not a lot of pressure to write well. I wonder if Mrs. Giggles’ prediction will pan out–that the tide will turn. But which way?