I have never been someone who could spend weeks sitting on a beach, or by a pool. If I visit an area on vacation, I want to come back with more than memories of the bar, the pool, and beach. For medical reasons, I can never spend more than a few hours a day in the sun, so a holiday centered around a beach hotel is not for me. I recently took a rare day out, during the few hours my legs permit me to walk, I visited Thomas Cook to pick up some pamphlets, in the hope I could get some inspiration for my next story (if there is one). Unfortunately, all the vacations are based around hotels, and I had few images of places of interest in the area. One hotel took my eye, it is built like Masada on a sloping rock face. My three vacations abroad were to Austria, Switzerland, and Lac La Biche, in Alberta, Canada. My final holiday - nine years ago - was to Scarborough, in the Fall of 2010. Not a place or time to sit on the beach all day. I used my final holiday to write the award-winning book https://www.draft2digital.com/book/32117.
Even in my RAF days, I was never one for discos, bright lights, and loud music. I'd prefer a nice little bistro, listening to some gentle music.
I am not a prude, but I find sex films boring. The idea of the film based on how much sex you can put into 90 mins, to me, is a flimsy premise for a movie.
In a way, they are similar to the later James Bond movies, which became a case of how many gadgets can we use.
I did try to read a sex story many years ago, but like the films, I found it dull. To some extent, the fact I never found Sylvia Kristel attractive turned me off the film; also Emmanuelle 2 was so incredibly over-hyped it was bound to fail. The hype was "More sexual, more sensational than Emmanuelle," which from my point was right, as I found both films drab and a pain to watch. The fact that the industry then went on to do several more films of this ilk is a sad testament to the movie industry of the late 1970's. My dislike to sex movies and books played a large part in me losing a writing contract eight years ago. I did try to write a sex story, but I got no further than page 1.
I did write an erotic romance some time ago. My story has some highly erotic moments, but they are part of the story, not the center of the plot.
More recently, I wrote a spiritual romance that has got some erotic moments.
This week, I got some travel brochures from the travel agent to see if I could get some inspiration for a sequel to my romance novel , that is assuming the first book starts to sell next month. My last vacation was nine years ago, and that was a working break that produced my award-winning book https://www.draft2digital.com/book/32117.