Lately, I’ve been writing lately on the sequel to “She Only Wore a Shirt to the Funeral” , (which happens to be free on Smashwords) and I’m trying out a few new techniques along the way. I’ve recently discovered that voice recorders really help me write erotica. The other day, I saw a gorgeous young college girl (yes, I’m sure she was legal) go into the gas station for a snack while I was filling my gas tank. She was totally worth a look, and I turned on my voice recorder and described her, and wrote the plot of my next Brent Allen adventure over the course of my 20 or so minute drive home that night. Out of that 20 minutes or so of recording, I’ve written 5k mostly-edited words on it so far. What I say is relatively dense, and it’s just the broad strokes (as it were). What will ultimately become the story, is probably 3-4 times as long. What I’m trying to capture with the recorder is my thoughts at the time… I know I’ll remember what my imagination was showing me at the time as long as I’ve got the recording of what I was saying, if that makes any sense.
At any rate, the story so far lets us see Brent at work, plenty of sex with a barely-legal girl who just turned 18, and the part I dictated on the road to work today has them ending up in the jacuzzi having a really hot post-coital make-out session.
At any rate, here’s what I’ve learned about voice recorders: I can talk a story’s plotline out better with a recorder, than I can if I’m sitting here and trying to think it out. So now, on my morning drive to work, I record outlines for 15 minutes or so. On my evening drive back, I do the same for another 15 minutes. Once I get home, I plug an earpiece into my android and transcribe my voice recordings into my documents. Naturally, my ramblings are not anywhere near as polished as what comes off of my “I’m sitting down and typing” sessions, but somehow I’m a lot better at plowing through indecision and getting the plot advanced when I’m talkin out loud.
In the end, what I’ve typed in from my voice recording leaves me with something I can then edit into something workable. On an unrelated note, today I came up with a delightful edit for my long-stalled-on-rewrite “Progenitor 3”, which will make it considerably more worth reading than any previous incarnation that story has seen.
Without further ado, I’m now going to bed with my voice recorder, earpiece, and laptop. By the time I get to sleep around 5am, I’ll have made some progress.