I have to know this. It's, of course, a matter of preference, but just indulge me: when writing or imagining a spanking scene, what's your favorite moment:
- the set-up of the scene, with the 'chat' before the spanking and the ritual of getting undressed, etc;
- the spanking itself;
- the aftermath, with its mixed feelings - the wrap-up, in other words.
Then I might see a bit of the spanking scene - which tells me the implement, the location, and the way the characters will react during the spanking.
When I am pleased with the two things above, I look for what might have caused the incident. Sometimes I see the incident before I see any of the above, but usually I start with the moment the person gets caught get handed.
The ending plays itself naturally while I write and many times I change my mind as I write along. Sometimes - like the next day - I remember I wanted to add extra dialog or an extra scene somewhere and I go back to it. But that happens rarely since I usually write and post the story the same day.
And while I'm writing, I am constatly seeing the next scene. I write for what will follow. And my energy is extremely high until I reach the spanking itself. This is where I pause for a long time. Writing the spanking is not coming that naturally to me. In my eyes, there isn't much place for playing here. It kills the fun. In how many ways can you describe the way the belt falls, the pain, the tears, the cries? A scene describing a spanking is of no interest to me even when I read a spanking story - I need the dialog. I need to see the spanking, hear it, smell it even. I guess I am the visual generation. It has to do with the setting too - I like stories which are set in modern families; I am not attracted in the slightest to the Victorian times, etc.
I also like writing the ending. But by the time I reach this point I am exhausted.
Sometimes I look for words to describe what I see and what I feel; sometimes I find them, sometimes I don't. To make the connection between your brain and your words work you need a lot of reading and writing and then more reading and more writing. If I don't read (a book, I mean) for two weeks, I already feel that something is seriously wrong with my writing. Even so, I go on until I finish the story.
Then there are those states of mind when everything unwrappes smoothly and each piece finds its place in the puzzle of the story. If I am tired, I can't reach this state.
And I write best when I am not tired, obviously, either early in the morning, or late at night.
What about you?