Do you have any idea how hard it is to write a spanking? Seriously... you'd think it would be easy. After all, it's something that's happened quite a lot to me now. I'm not as experienced as some other people, but I've not been short of spankings in the past 18 months. Well, I retract that – I'm always short of spankings as I never get as many as I would like, but I've certainly had enough to give me a pretty good, ahem, "feel" for what happens.
When I started writing fiction (on holiday, in June '08, I can be very precise about when) my biggest concern was being able to craft some sort of story. That was the piece I was worried about. The actual spanking would just write itself, wouldn't it? It was the lead up, the situation that would be hard.
I was soon disabused of that notion. Writing the stuff before the spanking is not necessarily easy, per-se, but it turned out not to be half as hard as I thought. If you get the right story and situation in your head, words just seems to flow. I often find I've actually written several hundred words and am not even approaching the point where a spanking might be happening, which is often a good thing, as it's writing the spanking that I've come to dread the most.
There's one problem with writing a fictional account of a spanking, or even documenting a real life one. Spankings tend to be fairly formulaic in the way they happen. There's only so many variations on a theme, especially if you are not wanting to build a sexual element into your story. They also hurt, and there's only so many ways you can say so before you become intensely repetitive. So finding a way to imaginatively and compellingly write about a spanking without sounding cheesy and resorting to 24 “smacks” and “ouches” is very, very tough, for me at any rate. So tough, in fact, that it turns out I don't do it that often. Looking back through my writing, both fiction and accounts of fact, not a huge amount of page space is dedicated to the mechanics of the event. The anticipation, oh yes, the aftermath, ditto, but not much about the actual spanking.
So tell me, fellow bloggers and readers. How do you do it? Is it just me who finds it so bloody difficult to recount the actual spanking, be fiction or non? Or do the rest of you have the same problem? Any hints, tips, tricks? All will be gratefully received, I can promise you.
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