Naughty is my normal

I write trashy books, but my real life is pretty dull. I’ve been married to my college sweetheart for almost 20 years, we have a happy little girl, and I spend most of my time chasing her around the house. Pretty normal… on the outside.

But inside my head are voices, ideas, and images not fit for the general public. (I was so tempted to misspell that as ‘pubic’. See what I mean?)  So normal for this trashy writer is finding the naughty in almost anything.

Which drives my editor crazy. Last week, we were working on a sex scene in Secret Storm. Jack and Sara lay on the floor, sweaty and panting with shredded clothes and scattered furniture around them. (One of my favorite scenes.) Sara said, “You haven’t told me everything.” My editor thought I should change the line to, “We’re not finished yet” to indicate she wanted to finish their conversation. A valid point, and in any other circumstances, I would’ve made the change, but when I read the words ‘we’re not finished yet’, I heard Sara asking for another tumble on the living room floor. Yep, that’s how my mind works. If there’s a dirty double meaning in a word or phrase, I’m gonna find it.

Why? It keeps life interesting. And since I’m a work-from-home mom, talking to the naughty voices in my head is the only adult conversation I get. (Yes, I mean ‘adult’ in every sense of the word.) It’s stimulating too, good exercise for my trashy writing brain, especially when I’m swamped with dirty laundry, dirty dishes, and dirty diapers.

Naughty is my normal. If not in real life, then definitely in my overactive mind. I can’t escape it, but I don’t want to. I’m having too much fun. ;)

What’s your normal?

About Amelia James

Amelia James started reading steamy romance novels in junior high, but her mom took them away from her, so she started daydreaming instead. After she got married, she wrote some of her naughtier daydreams down and sent them to Playgirl magazine. Two of them got published. She kept daydreaming and writing stories until her dirty stories turned into trashy books. She lives in Colorado, but she’ll always be a loyal Wisconsin Cheesehead. When she’s not lusting after her next bad boy hero, she looks for inspiration in sci-fi and action movies, football players, bloodsucking lawyers, muscle cars, and kick-butt chicks.
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3 Responses to Naughty is my normal

  1. Ha! So timely. I just read a picture post on my FB account that said “A Naughty Thought Is A Terrible Thing To Waste.” Of course, I think that’s why God created writers…;-)

  2. We were in junior high school in the 70s and the dirty parts were so dog eared it was not uncommon to finally get hold of the verboten book and find the juicy parts missing. Alas, those days are gone. These days publishers are fulfilling teenage girls need to know by handing them The Gossip Girls and Rainbow Party (about oral sex). Library Journal refused to review the latter, though editors at Simon & Schuster, which commissioned the book, claimed they wanted it as a cautionary tale for teens.

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