Anyone who's read my bio knows that I'm a dreamer. I usually get my stories from my unusual dreams. Because my dreams are unusual, all my stories are paranormal. Funny thing happened at work today. I got a whole story from a day dream. And it wasn't paranormal. It was erotic. There was a story there. But I don't write erotic romance. My brain kept replaying the sentence over and over in my head. The story wouldn't go away. Let me start from the beginning.
I was at my computer, bored stiff, waiting for the next patient to show up. My mind started to drift. There was a woman sitting at a bar, tying one on. She was clearly agitated about something. A man she obviously knew sat next to her, worried she was going to try to drive home, so he offered to drive her. Once he got her there, one thing led to another, and the rest is history.
Now, I know I left a lot out. But, once I went to lunch, I got out the small notebook I keep in my
purse and spent the whole hour writing a rough draft. By the end of my lunch hour, I knew why she was upset, and what her relationship was with the man at the bar. I also knew her name. Kamala. What a weird name. But that's what the man in the daydream kept calling her. In the story, he's going to call her Kammi for short. Strange, but I don't know his name yet. I've changed it four times. None of the names fit him.
I have to admit, this idea is scary and exciting at the same time. I've never written anything like it before. I'm wondering if I can pull it off. Are there any erotic romance writers out there who can give me some advice? Where did you get your first idea? Were you worried you couldn't pull it off. How about all you other writers? Have you ever tried to write outside your genre? Would you even try?