Here we are once again! As we speak, Marie Rebelle of Rebel’s Notes is preparing to send off the first assignment of the 2020 Smut Marathon. For those of you new to this, the Smut Marathon is a year-long competition involving dozens of erotica and smut writers from all over the world, and from all walks of life, to come together and complete a series of writing challenges curated by Marie Rebelle herself. But it’s so much more than a competition.
I wanted to touch base with all of you regarding what’s been going on and some of the things behind the screen that have been causing it. First off, to all new readers here: Welcome! I’m glad to have you here, and I hope you find everything to your liking. There are plenty of stories, and many articles to read. I’m not an expert, by any means, but I am constantly looking deeper to discover what drives some to seek certain kinks, and what motivations they have for others. What I find, I write here, and it’s mostly to my understanding. So if anything I write contradicts your experiences, please keep this in mind.
I had intended to write this post several days sooner, but like everything else on my plate at the moment, it’s coming out later than I had intended. I’m still working to catch up, and scratch the little itches in the form of new ideas I’ve created over the past week or so. But the big thing I wanted to talk about was the awesomeness that was Smutathon!!
As of yesterday, the second round of the Smut Marathon has come to a close. I admit I’ve been kind of bad this round. I failed to inform you about the voting period for this round, and that has probably cost some of you the opportunity to cast your votes, or even knowing that the entries were available.
Some quick updates for you guys. I know it’s been a little while since my last post, but I’ve been busy recently with finishing my ebook, editing, setting it up on Amazon for pre-order, and all that good stuff. It’s been a lot of work, and it’s taken considerably longer than I thought it would. But I’m happy that it’s done now.
Good evening, readers! Last month, I learned of a competition for erotica writers. One that would take place over the course of an entire year, and I couldn’t help but sign my name up for it! Which is why you’ll be seeing my the new badge in the sidebar of this site. But now that sign-ups are over, and the details have been sent, allow me to share some of the details.
Last night, I was browsing through my twitter feed, and came across one particular tweet that kind of perturbed me. The tweet was made by @Epiphora, and included a picture of a magazine opened to a specific article. Mind you, I couldn’t read the article, at first. But the title read: “Different Strokes for Different Folks: Can Sex Toy Reviews Be Sex Negative?”. In addition, there was a block quote in the middle of it, which read: “In cases where a product is simply not a bloggers particular cup of tea, why are some of them actively driving sales away from ethical, sex-positive, all-inclusive companies?”
Not long ago, I made a decision to finally invest into this site, and into my own writing, and bought a domain for my blog. I made the decision after mulling it over the last few days. I thought to myself, I don’t exactly have a large following, nor do I post as often as many other bloggers do. I’ve looked at a few other blogs, from writers who have been doing this much longer than I have, and tried to see what’s working for them. Things I may not be doing myself.