If you are a man and have been turned down by women over 50 percent of the time – REJOICE. You may be a writer and not know it. The same applies to women except they seem to have a considerably better batting average in relationships. However, the first rule in being a writer is not whether you have talent – but your ability to take rejection up to 90 percent of the time. That is the average for even successful writers. So, give it a shot. What can you lose? If you can cope with rejection you are half way there. Should you have any writing talent it will show sooner or later. Well, that is the theory.
I wrote “Twist of Time” a romantic thriller, and though there is heavy action, there is also a strong love story, which involves a renegade monk who is enmeshed in a forbidden love affair with a lady homicide detective. But it is getting harder and harder to write sex or intimate love scenes because the reading public is much more sophisticated and knowing, due to the proliferation Adult sites and cable TV. That said, the most successful erotic themed novels that now focus on specialized sex: Example: S&M and Domination, would not have been so accessible several years ago. Of course there were (S&M) novels, the most famous being “The Story of O” which came out in the fifties, but its reading public was not main line. It was not even published in this country; it could only be purchased in England, France and Germany. It would appear that the influence today of the Adult sites and Cable shows have, on the one hand, given the authors more flexibility, but on the other, have made the task of writing erotic/sensuous scenes more difficult.