So, in the list of things you probably don't know about me, one of the items is that I'm secretly a bit of a prude.
You want me to say what, Mr Stan???!
This doesn't really matter too much, I just go a bit quiet when Mary TwiWeasel are discussing the stuff they would, wouldn't, have & haven't done. Only this week two things happened. I was asking about how people publicise their fanfics, and was told that you need lemons. Then I got my first attempt at writing a chapter that contained...well, I'll describe it as a banana, because there wasn't anything the least bit citrusy about it, back from my Beta. She was very nice about it, but I realised that I'd been beating around the *ahem* bush far too much. A re-write was needed *gulp*.
I gave myself a pep-talk. Then a few more. Then I got some moral support from Mary & TwiWeasel, who basically took the piss and made me promise to let them read it.
Edited to say, and now you can all read it here!
I sat down, poured a glass of wine, opened the chapter then closed it again and disappeared into the blogosphere for half an hour or so. Eventually, after a couple of glasses of wine, I made a start. It was painful in places, the words for body parts are the bits that make me cringe the most!
He got his huge cock out and walked toward her
Anyway, I finished it eventually and it has been approved by the dirty duo and gone off to my beta, I'm so proud of myself, I might even treat myself to something to celebrate! I think this would be perfect..
I'd be able to use it for a motivational glass of wine for my next lemon-writing session.
And speaking of lemons, how excited was I this morning, when, hot on the heels of those Vanity Fair pics I got an email telling me that the next chapter of The Office had been posted!
So I got all set up, ready to read
This looks like a normal set-up for reading FanFic, right?
The main thought I came up with from doing this was 'How fantastic to have pictures that tell the story!' LOL!
(Excerpts from the Fantastic 'The Office' by tby789)
"I pressed my palms against my eyes as I tried to shut out the image of her underneath me, the way she'd whispered my name, and the feel of her nails digging into my dampened skin. Raking my hands through my hair, I saw my reflection in the glass."
"I fell to my bed and clutched the pillow,"
Argh, ok, so that bit goes on to say that he had his eyes shut, but still! What do you mean, any excuse to post the VF pics again? Who needs an excuse? ;o)
And as for the rest of the afternoon? Well, it's been