You know, you’d think I’d be over pre-shoot nerves already; I’ve been doing this for 11 years. Then again, the jitters are part of the fun and excitement of it, so if they were missing, that would mean I’d become somewhat jaded and blasé about the whole thing. Not a chance.
So off I go to Spanking Court tomorrow. What’s my reason for being there, you’re wondering. Sorry, kids. I’m not telling. It’s a secret for now. 🙂 Let’s just say it’s different from what anyone would expect.
I’ve had messages bouncing back and forth all week with Cali and the Villain, driving them nuts for input, and I finally stopped on Wednesday, not wanting to be too annoying. So what am I obsessing about today? What I’m going to wear! Arrgh! Who cares, really? Aside from the panties, is anyone really looking at my outfit all that much? I admit, I got spoiled with Shadow Lane and Spanking Epics. Eve buys all the dresses and lingerie for the models, which is unheard of elsewhere, and Spanking Epics shot period pieces so Bethany provided the costumes.
I’ll figure it out.
Cali was sweet enough to invite me to lunch before the shoot, so I will join them, but doubt I’ll be eating much. There’s no room in my belly for food, what with all the butterflies banging around in there.
I’m not going to John’s tonight; I need to stay home and be quiet, get a good night’s rest. He understands, bless his heart.
The book is on hold for now, since both my readers are in the middle of it. But I’ve had so much fun meeting with photographers for the cover! Yesterday, I met with a man from Model Mayhem who had contacted me for a project of his own, and he offered to do some shots in trade, so I could add to my own collection. He shoots in B&W and his work is amazing.
He’d brought his laptop with him, so he was able to download my photos right away and let me choose the ones I liked. Then I watched while he Photoshopped them. Wow! I’ve never seen anyone do that before, and it’s fascinating.
Most of what he did, I didn’t comprehend — stuff with the lighting and shading and contrast and softening this and filtering that. But I loooooved watching him zero in on my body and work his magic. Freckles, poof! Dark circles under my eyes, zap! That weird little mole/wart/whatever the @#$% it is on my left butt cheek? Gone! Damn… what did we ever do before Photoshop was invented?
I have tons of photos, but the ones he took are like professional portraits — I am really thrilled with them. 🙂
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Masochism post. I was trying to generate a little action with something interesting. It’s one of those subjects that will never have a definitive resolution, but it’s fun to hear all the different takes on it. And thanks for being respectful!
(deep breath) Have a great weekend, y’all. Wish me luck, please.