I have to admit that I like the long drawn-out tease that Kate is pulling on Tony, Melody, and Lissa. But even when I'm writing it, I sometimes wonder if she's ever going to get around to sleeping with them.
I think one of my favorite passages in "Triptych" is the story of Gawain and the Green Knight told by Kate in today's chapter. I hope I've given a clue to why Kate's so intent on going slow, too.
I'm actually always amazed when I read a story in which there's a first glance and then the couple end up in bed together. To me, that's putting the end of the story first and then you are constantly inventing things to make it difficult for them to continue. I want the love scenes to be convenient stopping places along the route, but not to be either the destination or the purpose of the trip.
And yes, like my characters, and like several people who have written to me, I, too, have fallen in love with Kate.