aside: told a friend about this and he was super supportive but when i told him i'd started a second one he was quite flummoxed - how can one smut book differ from another? i had to explain to him that i was not writing porn, i was writing smut, and that the difference was in the actual presence of plot. so there.
when i'm not writing it, i'm thinking about it, which means that some interesting conversations take place. case in point:
moi: can you dislocate a hip? (re: war, not sex; i'm not into that kind of sick shit, m'kay?)
mr. monkey: well... yes, but it's hard to do by yourself.
mr. m: ...
moi: why? how many people would it take?
turns out writing is far from a solitary endeavour as far as i'm concerned, so i have called on my friends to help me. they are endlessly supportive, come up with characters' names, and have, at the very start, helped me with the very synonyms i mentioned earlier. there's a lot of work that goes into this: does one use the word "dick" or "cock"? is there an inherent elegance in one versus the other? what does one say instead of "ass"? because our work began with genital synonyms, i have named them the itty bitty titty and kitty committy and we do great work together. great work.
i think this is all i have to say on the topic. apparently i don't blog much anymore, but that's cause i'm writing smut.