I have long thought about starting this blog, and have put it off. Now, after a long personal debate, I’ve decided that it is time. A little bit about me, I was a registered nurse for almost twenty years. After I left nursing, I began to take my writing seriously, somewhere along the way, that writing shifted to erotica. To this day, many people do not know what I do for a living, people can be judgemental and harsh. That’s not something I need in my life. I have a teenage daughter I need to consider as well.
Erotica was a genre that I hadn’t realized was as popular as it was, with both men and women. A lot of us have read it, but again, it wasn’t something we shared with the rest of the world. All of that began to change when a certain series about a certain hue of color hit the shelves and took off like a wildfire. Say what you will about it, it has helped boost the genre, especially among women. While I don’t agree that it was written with accuracy, I do believe it opened up a new avenue for many of us. For that, I am thankful. People are no longer afraid to admit they have read a certain book, and even though there are some kinks and fetishes we will always keep to ourselves, they are out there in an open market for us to find. There is a market out there for myself and other writers to supply a demand. We don’t even have to leave our homes.
What gets skipped over is the fact that it’s not always easy to write erotica. Writing without the stereotypical cliches and without it sounding like you are attempting to make a medical dictionary into a sex story, it can be plain hard to do. As with any writing project, there has to be something there. Something to grab their attention, (outside of the sex, come on, a little storyline is good) and make them want to read.
Personally, there are times I sit and look at my life and have to laugh. At any given moment I can have a screen full of smut, written by my own hand while helping my daughter with an algebra 2 problem, while on the phone with whatever charity or event I’m taking part in. Yet, I wouldn’t trade it.
So for now, I continue to write. Yesterday, ‘A Summer Ménage’ was released, and upcoming on August 25th, ‘One For the Team’ is scheduled to be released, so it is a busy, hectic time around here. I would love to connect with any other erotica lovers out there, be it in the form of writers or readers, it takes all of us to continue to grow. Feel free to follow me here, as well as on Twitter and Facebook.