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Smutty Writer Brain – Take 2

Brain: Hey!  Check out all those nice words you wrote.

Me (vaguely disgruntled): Yes.  They are lovely.  But seriously, there’s no plot, there’s no way to wrap this up, and every time I look at it, I think of things to add.

Brain (proudly): Yeah.  I know.

Me (exasperated): It’s nearly six thousand words of graphic sex.  Seriously, who needs this?

Brain: The correct question is, who doesn’t?  Well, other than ace or sex-repulsed folks, of course.

Me: What am I supposed to do with this?  There are no speculative elements.  This is completely outside my genre range.

Brain: Does that really matter?

Me: What do you mean?

Brain: Did you enjoy writing it?  

Me: Yeah.  I mean… it’s words, and you know how I love words.

Brain (sarcastically): Sure.  And it had nothing to do with the content.

Me: Errr.

Brain: It doesn’t matter if you don’t market it or sell it.  What matters is that you enjoyed the process.

Me: Oh.  Yeah.  I guess you’re right.

Brain: You don’t grow or improve if you don’t try new things once in a while.

Me (reluctantly): True.

Brain: Great.  Now here, I have this lovely ending for you to put in.  You’ll see it actually wraps things together quite nicely, making it appear as though there was a planned plot from the get-go.

Me (blinking in surprise):  It’s so… fluffy.  And sweet.

Brain (proudly): Yeah.  I know.  You’re such a sucker for happy endings.

You can enjoy the entire Writer Brain adventure in chronological order here, or tap the #writer brain tag to read it in reverse chronological order. 

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Author of adult and young adult speculative fiction (fantasy, science fiction, dark fiction)

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