Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Importance of Being Naughty


When you're young, it's easy to be naughty. Sneaking a drink, or a smoke, fooling around, or taking your parents' car out for a joy-ride.

Then, you get older. You get married. Have a couple of kids.

Become.....responsible.

You exercise. You eat healthy foods. No more french fries at McDonald's. No more drinking binges like college. You drive a mini-van. You wear mom jeans. You recycle.

But somewhere, deep inside that super-responsible, mini-van-driving doofus is a naughty girl just wanting to break free. Be bad. Let loose.

And then someone tells you.....hey, check out this "mommy porn" book...it's naughty!

What a delicious way to be naughty! No calories! No carcinogens. A cheap, easy way to be naughty, with characters who you might know. Might even be you.

What a delicious way to be bad!

I don't think the latest fad in fiction has anything at all to do with books. Or the quality of the writing or the story.

It's all about The Importance of Being Naughty.

Never underestimate it,
Penelope (sipping her cocktail)

13 comments:

anny cook said...

I believe you might be correct. The same goes for the people who write the naughty stuff. There's no charge like watching the expression on your cardiologist's face when he examining your 60-ish year old body while you inform him you write "erotic" romance. Priceless.

Tom Stronach said...

I'm going to stop visiting if you keep attempting to lead into temptation, so there

xx

Penelope said...

Hi Anny! I think we all relish being naughty...as writers and readers. It's the healthy way to be bad!

Penelope said...

Tom....you can take it. ;^)

Amber Skyze said...

Life isn't fun if you can't be a little naughty!
I agree though, this fad isn't about the writing.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Ha! Love it. SO true. Great way to look at it.

Amber Skyze said...

PS...I'm sure your doctor's face was priceless, Anny. :)

Penelope said...

Hi Amber! I def. agree that it's a fad. Remember chick lit?

Penelope said...

Hi Juju! I think it's funny that peeps are saying, "Well at least it's getting folks to read." Heeeee! I really don't think it has anything to do with reading. At all.

Julia Barrett said...

My dear Penny - you've never stopped being naughty. We all know that. It's why we love you so much!

Penelope said...

Heeeee! Oh Julia! I am so much naughtier in my own puny mind. Black leather jacket, ciggie hanging out of my mouth, big huge hair...oh wait. I still have the big hair. Thank God! Otherwise, I'm just a boring old suburban housefrau forced to read mommy porn for a kick. *sips martini* It's sad, really.

Steph from fangswandsandfairydust.com said...

My inner naughty girl is ailing.

Penelope said...

Uh oh, Steph! You can fix that with some 1980s music and a girls' night out! Stat!