(Script) Part 18 of The Diva Story: the steamy script

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35 responses to “(Script) Part 18 of The Diva Story: the steamy script”

  1. Annie Avatar

    Well, now my head is spinning. So…yeah…that was awesome! Yet another ๐ŸŽ from you. LOL

    Really well done, and I don’t know if you were nervous or totally brave about writing and sharing that piece, but, either way…well done! And thank you. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

    1. Sigrid

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ And yes, I am nervous about sharing this extra. Writing it was actually easier than writing the episodes 16, 17 and the audio version of 18. This is a lot more to the point, I guess.

      Iโ€™m still not sure I should have shared it. I know many lesbian romance books have very explicit scenes. But in the podcast, Iโ€™ve always tried to leave those things to the imagination. I would never record this, lol.

      On the other hand… I, myself, hate it when an author pulls me into a love story for many, many chapters and then writes something like โ€˜they kissed passionately throughout the nightโ€™ *End of chapter! That was it folks!* I have literally cursed out loud when that happened ๐Ÿ˜‰

      So yeah, releasing this is way out of my comfort zone. I guess Iโ€™m still not sure if I should do something like this again in the future. Part of me is like โ€˜whatโ€™s the fuss?โ€™, other part of me wonders if I wanna be this explicit…Does it have a place in The Lesbian Romantic?

      I saw your comment and thought โ€œMight as well talk about it openly with you all :)โ€

      1. Annie Avatar

        Now I believe that you were both nervous and totally brave. ๐Ÿ™‚

        Let me just say this…you were compelled to do exactly what you did. You wrote it and you shared it in the way that worked best for you. As a listener, do I know that you are not typically this explicit? Yes. Do I accept this? Of course. Do I often wish you were more explicit? Again, of course. (LOL) [Is asking myself questions in writing and then answering them kinda annoying? Absolutely. ๐Ÿ˜‚]

        Like you said, when your deep into a love story and it’s an obvious moment for a love scene, you want the love scene. But, if it’s left up to my imagination, then it’s left up to my imagination. ๐Ÿ™‚

        My encouragement to you is what I said before…let it go in the direction you are compelled to and feel good about that. Whether you reel it in or let it flow, try not to stress or worry too much. I can only speak for myself, but as a fan of your work, every episode is a gift. I know, I’ve said that before, but it’s true. ๐Ÿ˜Š

        1. Sigrid

          :):):) thank you! This makes me feel a lot more comfortable.

          1. Annie Avatar

            I hope so! Truly. ๐Ÿ˜Š

      2. Jenni

        I enjoyed the part recorded and what you chose not to record. You should only do what you are comfortable with and I appreciate you chose to share what was out your comfort zone. The story is not lessened by not being explict and is also not lessened by the explict scene.sex is part of a loving relationship,you are not being explict for the sake of it.

        I love the diva story as it’s a story about love,unexpected and a somewhat forbidden love because of the patron/mentor thing and could get rather messy but love is never straight forward and is all about risks,whether because of circumstances or simply because you are afraid to open up your vulnerabilities.

        So I thank you again for being brave and I encourage you to push you boundaries as a writer,regardless of the topic.it will help you grow as a writer,I’m sure you already know this but maybe hearing or should I say,reading it from another helps? Well I hope it does even if only a little. ๐Ÿ™‚

        Jenni x

        1. Sigrid

          Oh, it most certainly helps! I agree about pushing my boundaries. It’s just very scary at times ๐Ÿ™‚ Reading these comments is just so wonderful. I am in awe of the respect and encouragement and appreciation I get from you all. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside! I set out to make people smile and hope with my podcast, but a lot of times you and other listeners actually make ME smile and hope.

          1. Jenni

            Awww,glad to hear it.

            Jenni x

      3. Michi

        Girl it definitely has a place here. That was awesome. Very well written and had my imagination all over the place. Lol thanks

        1. Sigrid

          Thx! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Annie Avatar

    Ok. Now, here’s what happened after I read your addition to Part 18 and I foolishly tried to function in the world. I found and read the piece right before I was supposed to go to Bikram (Hot) Yoga….first off, I was totally LATE. Secondly, I lost my balance about 5x’s more often that I typically do! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ And FORGET about ‘meditation’ – I could not stop thinking about Hannah and Milly! And the instructor is like, “If your mind is wandering, just bring it back and focus on your breathing.” And I’m like, “Um, even thinking about breathing is making me think about Hannah and Milly.” ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    I had quite the time at yoga tonight! I’d say your updated script to Part 18 is lesbian approved! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

    1. Sigrid

      LOL :โ€™) Thatโ€™s hilarious. Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. Michi

        I definitely agree with her, lesbian approved lol

  3. laline Avatar

    Ahem. So, here I am at work.

    I am a fairly laid-back kind of person who rarely loses her temper. However, there are indeed a couple idiotically talented people in the world who cause my anger to flash into existence moments after they open their mouths. I just encountered one of them. Luckily (for them), my lunch break has started and I had an excuse to walk away and ignore them for an hour.

    Blood boiling and a bit peeved I forgot my earbuds today so I can’t even listen to my audiobook to unwind, I decided to see what was new here on the site in hopes it would calm me down or at least distract me.

    Holy smokes! Distraction? Umm…I don’t think anyone in the break room saw me blushing, but I’m pretty sure they saw me smiling. And now I can’t remember what I was so pissed off about. My brain is otherwise occupied.

    Sigrid, you just kept someone from getting some seriously colorful language hurled at them when I go back to fix her computer.

    1. Sigrid

      LOL ๐Ÿ˜€ Going for world peace. One lesbian sex scene at a time ๐Ÿ˜‰

      1. Jenni

        Lmao x

  4. Mx. Nat

    Well, well, well, what a melt-in-your-mouth savory surprise! I second, and third everything said thus far! You are incredibly cheeky and talented, and I appreciate what you do for the lesbian culture/community. Thank you, Sigrid; for stepping out of your comfort-zone. I’m sure all of us “behind the scenes” folks are incredibly grateful! ::wink::
    What strikes me the most is the astounding difference between what listening to your podcast v.s. me reading your script does for me. Your podcast… the recording, the background/ambiance noise, the music, the tone of your voice; it’s enthusiasm brings everything and everyone to life and rouses something in me that reading a romance can’t quite capture.

    Bravo, keep it up!

    Ps: how can I upload a cool picture instead of this geometric square?

    1. Sigrid

      Catching up on comments but I canโ€™t say much except …*blush* thank you ๐Ÿ™‚
      Also: duly noted the geometric squares have to go. Still working on it, hehe.

  5. Casey Avatar

    First, I just have to say that you’re an amazing storyteller, in every sense. As a fan who’s listened to TLR loyally every week for over a year now, I’m still caught off guard by how well you can develop characters and scenarios that leave me thinking about them long after each episode has ended. Your pacing and descriptions are just perfect, and I almost always replay every episodeโ€ฆ Sometimes just to listen again to how you put everything together, in addition to the pleasure of the latest development in each episode. I LOVE it! ๐Ÿ™‚
    And you’ve totally rocked these last couple of episodes, and especially this one took an incredible amount of guts. Your courage to always go outside of your comfort zone, to stick to telling your story in the way you know you want to tell it… that in and of itself is so incredibly inspiring. You rock, Sigrid! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Writing a sex scene has to be hard, but you did it so well. It seems like it’d be so easy to write a cheesy scene or a vague scene, or maybe even something so overly explicit that listeners rejected it. I can imagine how the stakes are raised when you write about sex, and the fear of rejection would scare off most writers. But you totally and completely went for it, and you totally and completely pulled it off successfullyโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ™‚
    I started listening to TLR in rush hour traffic to and from work. Finally found the perfect way to relax when I’m stuck on the interstate! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks

    1. Sigrid


      Itโ€™s hard to do anything else than BLUSHING after reading a comment like this. Thank you. I do try to keep exploring what I can do and what more I can learn to do. I think Iโ€™ve discovered writing is mostly a lot of hard work.

      When we discuss creating things, it is often done in such a romantic way. This sex scene exists because I sat down, with several thesaurus books at my side, and worked for hours. I refused to give up on it.

      I often feel uncomfortable writing for the podcast because English is not my native language. Iโ€™m always nervous Iโ€™ll make a silly mistake or that my limited vocubulary will get in the way.

      It literally took over 50 five star review before I was able to say โ€˜OK, clearly people donโ€™t mind that much. Do the best you can, accept you need help with editing and focus all of that energy on making the story even betterโ€™ to myself ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. Sigrid

        Oh, by all that I meant, people should totally go for it if they want to write ๐Ÿ™‚ I hate how aspiring writers are often classified in โ€˜talentedโ€™ and โ€˜not talentedโ€™ categories. When I started at the School for Journalism, my writing sucked. I had to work to get it right. There is no one who would have called me a talented news writer on that first day ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. […] of all this geeky tinkering and the release of the full script of part 18, I am a bit behind on the script of part 19. I don’t think I’ll be able to record until […]

  7. Casey

    I mean, wow.
    Keep this up and I won’t be able to listen in public with a straight face (pun intended).

    Really, there’s only so many ways to say how amazing you are. It won’t be long now until we’ve exhausted the entire dictionary trying to accurately describe how much we appreciate your dedication and determination to fill this world with as much lesbian based love you can on a weekly basis. And just when we think you’ve done all that you can to rise above and beyond the threshold of the mundane you turn around and surprise us something like this and we’re back to wondering what we did to deserve you.

    Am I being over dramatic? Probably. I’m still calming down and cooling off a bit from reading that… shall we say…
    “delightful” ๐Ÿ˜… expansion to an already steamy episode.
    I don’t think my little gay heart can take much more.
    I need some ice. And a fan. And you need to ask your wife how many cocktails it’ll take before you can record this as an offical Diva Story episode 18 pt 2.

    Keep being fearless and fantastic. And if you ever feel the urge write something like this again, do not hesitate to share it with us ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜†

    1. Sigrid

      Hahaha! That was actually a good pun ๐Ÿ˜€

      Oh, Iโ€™m not fearless. Iโ€™m scared shitless, lol. But now and then, I will push that fear aside and push forward anyway.

      I do always appreciate these comments. Not specifically because I like the praise…No wait, no one believes that lol. What I mean: Iโ€™m a perfectionist so I always find a 1000 faults in my own work (and thatโ€™s on page 1 ) no matter how much people love it.

      I specifically appreciate the comments because they let me know Iโ€™ve accomplished what I set out to do with an episode. Make people smile, or grin ๐Ÿ˜‰ Letting me know you enjoyed the episode always gives me a boost to start working on the next one.

      Does that makes sense? Or do I sound awful? Lol

      1. J Avatar

        You’re honesty is inspiring Sigrid. And your part 2 is a perfect balance between being highly erotic without being lurid. Well, I’ve only read it three times…maybe after a few more reads I’ll be able to think more critically. Right now I’m just in a happy fog!

  8. […] Update: Something I forgot to put in the newsletter I just sent out, there’s a written extra scene for part 18. You can check it out here. ๐Ÿ™‚ […]

  9. Marcie53

    I am shocked that English is not your native language.

  10. Marcie53

    Also I’d like to say about extra part you added here – speechless. In a good way.

  11. Shannon

    N8ghtOh my! I have to say I was driving home from work and the end of 18 came on I had to say out loud “OMG!”. I loved it! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
    Life has been MORE than stressful lately and it’s effected my relationship on an intimate level. Much to my dismay…and my girlfriend’s. Now I jiat want to go home and be with her so bad it hurts!
    Your writing is beautiful and romantic and yes…this is where it truthfully ends up, nothing shameful about it! It’s wonderful!

  12. Michelle

    I too think you are really brave sharing this! I for one loved it! Keep up the good work!

  13. Sara

    Jumping on the bandwagon here to reiterate how I too love this piece! Thank you for being brave to share this! And I totally get why you didnโ€™t record this part ๐Ÿ˜บ

    To be very vulnerable here, Since I just came out and havenโ€™t had a sexual experience with a woman yet, this feels like a safe context to learn about what is to come (lol no pun intended) or what I can look forward to… Iโ€™m 35 and have only been with one man (who I am in process of divorcing since I came out)… itโ€™s not like Iโ€™m brave enough to ask someone in person how this works now that Iโ€™m a lesbian…

    I also appreciate how itโ€™s written in a context of respect, a feminist-friendly sex scene if you will? No objectification, mutual respect H and M, yet still steamy.

    1. Sigrid

      *big smile*

      Iโ€™m so happy this story and scene can mean so much in this transformative time of your life!

      Did you discover the extra script scene? More steamy stuff! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      1. Sara

        Indeed!! Thank you! Very much appreciated ๐Ÿ˜ธ

  14. Natalie B

    I recently discovered your podcast and have been reading these past blog entries as I go. I wasn’t sure if I would start commenting, but after this one I think now is as good a time as any.

    You are such an amazing writer, voice actor, and producer. It’s hard to believe these stories are put together by just one person (with the help of your wife, who I’m sure deserves some credit as well). I feel so lucky that your podcast exists for me to enjoy!

    I love that you wrote more to this scene and shared it with us. And I totally agree with Natalie above: reading this in my own head-voice was not nearly as satisfying as listening to you bringing the stories to life!

    1. Sigrid

      Hey! Thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚ This put a big grin on my face.

      I’m happy you decided to comment! Hope to run into you more often in the comment section ๐Ÿ˜‰

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