Sometimes someone will say something that just really resonates with me. The words they use, the energy they give to it, the way they speak it. It feels like something I was meant to hear and to take in at a very specific time.
I was listening to Lez Talk Books Radio this morning and was struck by what Claudia Moss said.
“One’s voice, one’s story is imperative and it lifts not only the writer, but those who must hear it because their soul’s journey is to hear it.”
I’m sure I’ve heard some version of this before in a different way. But I needed to hear this today, in this way.
Listen to the interview. The whole thing is great. Claudia Moss brings the energy and the truth.
In Delilah’s intro she talks about the wonderful erotica writing community and how supportive we are of one another. It’s so true! There are so many fabulous erotica writers who genuinely support each other whether it be by reviewing a book they’ve read, sharing posts on twitter/FB, or just sending out a word of encouragement! When I hop on twitter and see my feed bustling with well wishes for someone’s release day or sharing a cover reveal I feel happy and proud to be a part of a creative community. It also gives me encouragement to keep on keepin’ on. Somedays a positive word (even if not directly meant for you) can be just the thing you need to get you over the hump.
Wow! The response to the free download of Ladies Only over the weekend was huge! 100+ downloads of the six story collection. 🙂
If you’re so inclined and have a moment, leave a review on amazon or goodreads and let me know what you think.
I want to do more free/promo/giveaway type things in the future and more often. I’m still figuring out the best way to go about doing that.
Lately I can’t stand to sit at the computer to pre-write, so I’m doing it all old school, pen & paper. It’s working. I’ve always enjoyed scribbling thoughts down on paper, drawing arrows up and down to a connecting thought. It’s much easier for me to stay focused that way too. At the computer the internet-twitter, facebook, cat videos, and online shopping are all huge distractions for me. But the downside is that I have to sit down at the computer later and type it all up.
I’m working on a piece longer than my usual type of story called Kandi . It’s in the rough, rough, rough stages. Haha! With this story I’m trying to do something a little different and challenge myself.
Sometimes when “I’m” not in the mood to write I put on a lip (tonight I’m wearing On Fire Red – Maybelline) and force myself to sit in the chair, open a document and type. I like to think of it as the same thing Beyonce does when she’s Sasha Fierce!
I turn into D’Goddess Jones!
I hit 314 words…better than nothing.
Current Mood: frustrated
Current Soundtrack: Tori Amos, Little Earthquakes
Current Lip: Maybelline, On Fire Red
Current Thought: Work tomorrow, my long day. 10:30am-10:00pm (D’Goddess may need to show up there too) 🙂
2015-Wow! Do you remember a time when you were underage and you’d calculate what year you’d turn 18, 21, hell, 30. Gosh it seemed so far away. I remember thinking ‘I’ll never turn 18 and get out of this house (my parents house)! But then I did, and I went away to school and shit (kinda) got real. I came out to both my brother and my mom freshman year, joined the rugby team and fell in love with ALL the women on campus-Every last one of them.
I say every last one of them because it really felt like it. There were the ones I wanted to kiss, of course. But then there were the ones I wanted to be like, look like, talk like. The ones I wanted to laugh with and learn from. Ugh! It was so intense and wonderful and not so wonderful all at the same time.
Thinking back on that time I feel a giddiness, a satisfaction with having experienced so much newness and finding my footing.
Between then and now I do know that, as we all do, I got distracted. I somehow got it twisted in my mind what was important. I pushed aside a lot of the things that made me happy, made me feel that giddiness for the things that were supposed to make me feel that way. It happens. Life lesson.
2014 got me back on the right track. It was the year I finally said ‘Why not?’ and put my writing out there. I had an amazingly fun time writing and publishing e-books, you guys. Nothing has felt that good in a long time! And now, looking forward in 2015 I know I can have more of that happy, bubbly feeling back and I can see it just over there…to your right, oh, sorry my right, your left. Yeah, that’s it! That shiny copper ball of light glowing and growing ever brighter. That’s my ball of new writing, new chances, and new experiences.
I hope you’ll all hang around and share these things with me.