I’ve come to that point in my story: You know, the one where my characters stop doing what they’re told.
That’s right. Although I want them to, my hero and heroine stubbornly refuse to do the deed.
I had them right where I wanted them — alone on the couch at Kristi’s house. I even managed to initiate some hand-to-knee contact (his hand, her knee). But they refused to cooperate by going any further.
Sighing, Iput my computer to sleep for the night. When I woke up with a renewed desire to finish my scene, Kenny and Kristi still wouldn’t play ball.
I’ve already mentioned that I tend to write better sex scenes in a public place. I packed up my computer and headed off to the Barnes & Noble Cafe in hopes that they’d be more in the mood.
Even there, they refused to oblige my whim. Finally, I gave up and scrolled back a few pages to work on other scenes.
My theory is that they’re just not ready yet — even if I am. Perhaps if I add another few scenes between there (the moment they started getting hot for each other) and here (where they’re on the couch, being stubborn), they’ll actually start to behave the way I want them to.
A writer can dream, right? 😉