Thank God it's Friday! I'm tired of this week and I want it to be over. To be fair, however, I only have two hours of work left before I can go home to my sick kid.
Anyhow, enough about that. I'm currently editing an erotica novel I've written and I was wondering about what, as readers, you prefer to see in a book. I tend to write sex scenes as they'd happen in real life, ie. the heroine doesn't always come; if they're having sex in the shower, someone might slip, etc. I've realized though that editors don't like that, that they prefer 'fantasy' over reality.
So, maybe it's just me who prefers it that way. I know that, as a reader, I prefer believing in what's happening in the book. It always throws me when something happens and I'm all 'But that wouldn't happen in real life surely' or 'How can he carry her three flights of stairs? Has he turned into Superman?'
I've also been told that the sex should start sooner in the book. Not that I'm against that, but sometimes you need to set the scene a bit. Or maybe that's just me trying to be too realistic again? *ponders*
So, what do you think? Should books try to stick to reality or should they be 'fantasy' only? A mix of both, maybe?