This week’s Wicked Wednesday prompt is writing. I thought about a host of things I could cover here. Lots to trudge through.
I’ve been writing for a long time. I’ve written about how long I’ve been writing. Things have evolved for me. From journals to blogging to sex blogging. All of it is a way to express how I feel about life.
When I transitioned to sex blogging, it was about writing out my fantasies. I was super new to kink and needed a place to make sense of my need to be spanked. Writing helped that. I was then trying to make sense of what I later learned was submissive tendencies. Writing helped that.
For the longest time, I was a firm believer that I was a better writer than speaker. Words just never came out of my mouth as easily as they did from my brain to the page. I also said that something was going on with me if I wasn’t writing because it was such an outlet.
Writing is very important. It’s also changed for me.
I’ve been writing a lot of fiction for a long time. At first it was shorter snippets. It’s still that most of the time, but I’ve noticed I’ve taken to posting a lot of longer serials lately. I mean, there’s NaNo that’s running this November, but there have been many instances of serials that I swore I’d never write. I’ve written longer stories earlier on, but I love a drabble/flash/short fic.
I’ve been participating in Smut Marathon. I’m in the final with six other fabulous writers. Honestly, it’s been an exercise in viewing my writing on a different way. Competition does weird things to me mentally. I’m super competitive if you didn’t know and no one is more critical of my work than me. I’ve had to learn not to alter my writing to fit what I think works for people. I’ve had to learn how to navigate the emotional pitfalls of not doing well in a round. I’ve had to force myself to improve. With a lot of help from DomSigns to quell some of the anxiety of course.
I like to believe I’ve gotten stronger as a writer over the last year. I hope I can’t just be pigeon holed into a single genre. Yes, I write erotica, but I can throw horror or sadness or mystery into things. I hope I surprise people.
Writing has been my haven. I’m serious about this and hope I can see more of my work published one day.
Here are some of the pieces of writing that I’ve enjoyed writing:
If you’re following NaNo:
Week 1 Terry’s story
Week 2 Kelly’s story
And this week focusing a little more on Jay.
Writer’s gone write. Right?