Aaaaa my heart. Thank you so much for writing two versions of your book!! I'm almost crying right now because I used to read a lot of books but then I started getting more and more fed up with unneeded sex scenes with no emotional interactions at all and I just- I keep reading all the stuff you're saying about the fluffy version and my heart hurts with how much I need a book that doesn't depend on sex. Thank you. Thank you so much. I hope you have a wonderful day!! Imma go cry now
And reactions like yours are exactly why I am doing it.
As I have said in the past, quite a few times now, actually so you’ll forgive me if I copy paste and paraphrase from previous replies about this:
I never want to exclude anyone from my writing simply because I have a kinky streak the length of the A1 (other British folk know what I’m talking about). At the end of the day, I’m ultimately writing about people and love. And you don’t need sex to write about either of those. You don’t need sex to be in a loving relationship. You don’t need to want sex to be human.
Or a vampire. Or a werewolf. Or whatever else you might be.
Sex is not the definition of humanity. It is not the zenith of our existence in this world.
So yes. I will keep writing smutty fun novels, but I will also always write sex free fun versions of the books as well. Always. Because that shit matters. It matters a lot and I am determined to try and do it right so I’m going to have to ask for patience while I do it because it would be just so easy to rip the sex scenes out of the book and offer it up. But that’s not good enough. And it’s not the story I am telling.
So yea, I’ll just be over here, writing two versions of the manuscript in tandem. Feeling very out my depth and overwhelmed because holy shit you guys, this started just over a year ago as a shit post about paranormal romance tropes. A shit post.
HOW DID YOU TRICK ME INTO THIS, WHAT THE HEK