If there's a quote I'm taking into my 48th year, I think this is it. Let's see how it manifests itself.
In other news, the lovely Marie Rebelle over at Rebel's Notes has run the Smut Marathon for a couple years now and this year she's spear headed an actual book about erotic writing called Enigma Variations. Marie used examples from the 2018 Smut Marathon to illustrate her assignments and I'm featured in one of them! I'm so pleased to be a part of this project and I encourage anyone who has an interest in erotic writing to participate in the marathon next year and also to buy this book.
If you aren't American, just google Enigma Variations and Smut Marathon and you'll find a online link via Amazon or Resonance Press..
I highly recommend the Smut Marathon as a writing exercise. I don't know of any other writing competition that takes writers through so many different challenges, gradually increasing the assignments in both difficulty and word count. I've competed against many really talented creators and I got to stretch my own abilities and write in ways that were fun and uncomfortable and difficult and rewarding and also incredibly useful.
I've participated in the marathon for a couple years, though I'm out of the competition for this year as of the last round. And though I'm not sure that I'll compete again next year (I have a month or so to think on that) I can say without any hesitation that I've written pieces I'm really proud of as a result of this competition. And I'm really so honored to have one of them find a home in an actual book.
Thank you Marie for all your work on the marathon and on this book. It's such a pleasure to be associated with so many amazing writers.
Happy Wednesday everyone. XO