By Sascha Illyvich
Hi dearest, how are you? I see that sexy little smile on your face as you read this, knowing you’re making yourself excited just thinking about me. Hmm? You say you’re anxious to see me here?
Well I’d love to be there, lovely.
Can anyone tell me what was wrong with the introduction to this blog?
Or in the following scenario: I get an IM from a friend, she often says “Hello my prince.” I respond, “my little pet.”
The answer? Depends on who you are. My best friend of seventeen years often calls me and we talk like we’re best friends. She says “hi honey,” and I respond with, “Damn darling, that sucks.” Or whatever my response is. Thing is, if my significant other walks in on the conversation, she glares daggers at me.
“You might give women the wrong impression,” the significant other says. “You’ve done it before.”
True, I was young and dumb and didn’t realize women were trying to pick me up, sometimes in front of the very same significant other! Women are incredible creatures, aren’t they folks?
Another friend refers to me as the silver wolf, basing her comment on my aura. Again, friend from high school and I DO write as the White Wolf, though another female writer called me the dark wolf prince. Girlfriend was upset too. Now when I talk to others on the phone, I usually throw out the word dear and babe, or my worst one, “baby.” But my tone to me is not that of seduction. It’s of “I hear you and am being sweet.”
One friend defended my behavior as being a southern thing. I’m originally from Texas but never really claimed the “Southern” lifestyle or it’s beliefs. But it’s a great excuse, right?
Are you overly friendly with your friends or coworkers? Is it to the point of annoyance to the significant other or are they truly overreacting? True I could get myself into a LOT of trouble *wicked grins* but that hasn’t happened since I became aware of my language to others. So no more true trouble, only mild mischief for me!
The reality of this is that while I am a sweet author, as most authors are, a bit of a “schtick” is needed. I write romance. How many authors do you know that write romance are all “just good guys?” Well, none since the genre is dominated by women, but still! Without casual flirting, aren’t we just another author trying to peddle wares?
What say you?