Friday, October 5, 2012
Today I took the time to read my first book of the series, Curse of the Eraser, and part of the second book, The Keeper. It has been a while since I've looked at them and I must say that I did this on purpose in order to remove myself from the familiarity of them. That plan was somewhat successful, in that I found more editing mistakes on my part and some things I'd like to change.
I also saw this- Christian erotica! Before I go any further, I have to tell you that these books are far from porn. In the minds of those that have read them I doubt that they even thought that what they saw was much to care about at all. But, I must say that to some of my prudish friends and associates- this might be more than they could handle, with old ladies fainting and theologians bringing the wrath of God down upon me.
I wondered if there is such a classification as Christian erotica. And then I reminded myself of another love story- The Song of Solomon. Trust me- there is no way on God's green earth that my writing compares to this perfect story told in God's Word. There is no comparison with it and I pale in comparison to His unlimited perfect ability.
His story of Himself and the bride, His people, is the ultimate love story. What is conveyed is a longing of a couple in love with beautiful imagery along the way. It also wrestles with the tension between the beauty and sensuality of the human body and the wisdom of reserving such for marriage and genuine love- all those things which I tried to convey as well in the first two books. I hope I have succeeded as well as my Creator, but I know I have not. Thus, I know I will be asked to change some of it someday, much to the loss of you all.
The story of Larkin and Sally's love for one another is one I envy. Hopefully, one day He will bless me in it.