It’s my one year blog-iversary!
When I started this blog, I didn’t know what I was doing, and I didn’t know what to expect. I figured a few people would read my stories, and I’d post a story every week or so and eventually let the whole blog fall away.
Instead, it is a year later, and I am consistently writing and posting (even if it is not as much as I would like). I have created a comfortable niche for myself with paranormal erotica (and some mundane erotica). I think like my writing is improving with every story.
And I found a fabulous community of smut writers!
I was asked to choose the top three for Wicked Wednesday (which was fun and also really difficult), and I’ll be choosing the top three for this week’s Sinful Sunday.
I joined Molly’s February Photo Fest and overcame some of my body issues by posting a photo every day. It was a challenge, but it let my nesting partner join me in blog-land by being my photographer a couple times.
In April, I joined Tabitha Rayne’s 30 Day Orgasm Fun, and while I didn’t make it every day, I did orgasm on quite a few of them.
I’m still in the Smut Marathon contest, but more on that in the future.
One of my early Masturbation Monday stories, “A Day in the Park,” was read by John Brownstone for the Masturbation Monday Podcast. It is both exciting and strange to hear my own words read back to me.
In January, I decided to start editing and publishing the manuscript of my novel Temple of Twilight, every two weeks. This was a huge step for me, given some complicated emotional issues I have around my writing and that novel in particular. The response has been so positive! The editing process has helped me improve the manuscript , and I’ve learned that I really like my story – I love the world I’ve created.
I regularly post flash fiction pieces on Twitter for the hashtags, #VSS365, #Horrorprompt, #SciFiFri, and #SciFansat – I started compiling it here. I’m working on a long running story that combines fairy tales and science fiction, as well as one offs and story starters.
I have one outstanding goal left for this year, and that is to edit and self publish one of my collections.
Some blog statistics
I’ve posted 140 times, not including my novel and flash fiction.
I’m sure I missed some of the projects I have participated in – and I sincerely apologize to any creators I forgot to mention.
Thank you for reading. Thank you for commenting. Thank you for encouraging me. And thank you for wanking to what I write.