Hello Readers – I hope you’ve had a fabulous week! Mine has been the usual busy combination of re-writing, pinning (on Pinterest), tweeting and reading. I zoomed through Sylvia Day’s “Reflected in You,” which is the second book in her Crossfire Series, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I must say that I was quite startled by the ending; but, as a writer, I know that it’s best for me to suspend making any judgments until I see how she’ll handle her cliffhanger in the third book. Do join our Crossfire Series group on Goodreads if you’d like to view or participate in many indepth discussions on both “Bared to You” and “Reflected in You.”
Meanwhile, I’ve been busy with edits on “Scorpio Awakens,” and here’s a snippet from the Double Diary entry in Chapter 14 when Tim introduces the concept to Katherine:
Once we’d eaten more than our fill including a decadent bread pudding slathered in sweet cream and fresh coconut cake, we rolled our way over to the chaise lounge perched across the edge of the deck. By this time we were well into the first bottle of Amarone, and I figured the mood was just about right to invite open and candid dialogue.
“Okay, babe, what’s on your mind?” Katherine asked. I smiled in recognition of her usual direct and intuitive nature. I handed her a journal before sitting on the lounge chair opposite.
“I wrote this for you, Kat. Please read it and let me know what you think.”
A Double Diary on Tuesday, August 21
Not a new concept, but unique considering the traditional diary is usually a one-person endeavour that offers the benefit of personal insight and/or a record for historical reflection. A two-person diary provides the opportunity for so much more.
I intend to use it, and it is my hope that you will too. Why? One day, it may be a very interesting and emotional read. A reflection of the day to day, week to week, month to month relationship of two people’s lives, thoughts, concerns, needs, wants, etc., but most importantly, the shared love!
This is the long-term perspective, but the true essence of this diary is the day-to-day notations of private thoughts to be shared by us. There should be an attempt to make our notations of a personal nature, which, if you think about it, really opens the door. Notations do not have to be every day, every week or even every month. It would be good to sign and date notations made. This helps to maintain a chronological perspective, but it does not preclude any other form of interaction from verbal to your sticky notes. I like those. They give me a good example of my intentions for this diary. You don’t write a sticky-note everyday; sometimes not for months. But, when the mood strikes you, you share your thoughts. This does not imply that your diary notations will always be positive. In fact, I’m sure you remember how much easier it is to deal with issues, sometimes, some issues, on paper. It gives you that arms-length protection, giving time for considered thought.
Thoughts on sex is another great example. Just think of the possibilities. Stories, short or otherwise, to stimulate. Fantasies to excite. (Yes, yes; just another word for stimulate as I guess that’s the point of sex.) Insights into our sexual activities. Such as, “Oh, I liked this” or “That was different.” Of course, I would write back asking for elaboration and perhaps share thoughts from my perspective. So many possibilities!
I believe I’m getting excited just writing about what we could write about. In any case, I’m sure this could be a place to express those things that at the time would only disrupt that languid aftermath. After having you, I can only feel good, but I wouldn’t usually want to break down the activity. The next day, we could talk, but time and life circumstance sometimes supersede the opportunity. That is not to say we shouldn’t talk. I certainly enjoy that as well. This provides another great outlet for insight into the pursuit of perfection. I’m not sure how you could get any better, but I’d love to try.
Sex is not by any means the exclusive focus for this diary, but, as I indicated to you, it was the catalyst….
Can we take another step, through this diary, to even more hidden desires and new experiences? Perhaps. At least, even sharing and recognizing your sexuality excites; it’s another form of foreplay. Anyway, a diary provides an outlet for fun and insight when other methods of communication just don’t work or become awkward for various reasons….
Life cycles, and so would the use of this diary. Now for the logistics. I would probably keep it in our bedroom, possibly in my beside table drawer for easy access for us. If and when I write something, I will tell you or hand it to you. I’m just trying to facilitate the ease of process, confidentiality and privacy for us.
I eagerly await your comments. Tim
The smile of delight never left her face. After another gulp of wine, she grabbed the pen, bit her lip for a minute, and then wrote frantically. I sat mesmerized. No matter how long our time together, she never ceased to amaze me. She sipped and wrote. I refilled and watched. Eventually, she handed me the notebook, grinning….
I would dearly love it if any of you would like to join me in pinning to my Scorpio Awakens boards on Pinterest. I’ve set up several, including Connor’s Lifestyle – how often do you get to contribute to the life of a billionaire?; Katherine’s, Tim’s and Connor’s Music Playlists – that’s three separate boards; and a general board for anything “Scorpio Awakens” related. If you’re interested in joining me in pinning to any or all of these boards, post a comment below and let me know your Pinterest ID, and I’ll gladly add you as a Pinner.
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Enjoy an awesome weekend!