I’ve revised this a bit, but the basic idea started with this piece:
As ERAuthor members know, this is my sig line on the boards. And have to say one thing about writing Ginny’s Capture and being in a writers group where several of the LvsZ stories went through the critique process was I found myself pushing my boundaries.
I’d never critted a f/f sex scene before they started being posted at ERA.
I have now.
I’d never written a f/f sex scene before I wrote Ginny’s Capture.
I have now.
The whole experience made me move outside my comfort zone.
The largest push for me was stepping out of the safe place of writing mild heat level m/f stories. Mostly because I found writing the f/f sex scenes both difficult on one hand and easy on the other.
Difficult because, for me, writing f/f sex is far more intimate and introspective than m/f sex. And coming up with two sets of desires and intimate preferences was tough.
The easier part was, well, I am a woman and I’d like to think I have some clue of what women like. As KevaD said in his interview on It’s Raining Men blog on October 18, when asked what’s a het male doing writing MM romance and gay fiction (I admit I only pasted his juicy response regarding the sex scenes, you should be sure to read the entire interview):
Well, why not? I certainly know how a man’s heart beats when the object of his affection comes near, as well as how his groin stirs under sheer passion and physical desire. And I definitely know how it feels from the male perspective to explore a body, and be explored.