So it’s no big secret that I love to write, I’ve been writing longer than I remember, blogging for almost 8 years and writing for publications for two years now. I love that My pen gives Me a way to express all the things tumbling around in My head and I never get enough of the fact that people actually enjoy reading it,
It all started with notebook after notebook full of journals, poetry and half finished stories I’ve started. Up until 2008 or so I had never even finished one of the stories or books I’d started. A short story for My website gained Me a little popularity and caused Me to write more to appease the few who requested it.
The next thing you know I took a chance and asked a guy starting a brand new magazine if I could write an erotic story for it and he said sure. My first story published in print was “Facebook Fun” in 86 Blvd and since then I have written for each of the subsequent 10 issues and was recently given the honor of interviewing cover model Nyomi Banxxx for them.
My regular byline in 86 Blvd was the springboard for Me contacting other urban magazines and asking for a chance to write for them. To date My writing has been featured in 27 issues of print publications and that includes My monthly column in BADD Magazine. I get a thrill every time a new magazine or website approaches Me to write for them but it also made Me realize it was time to work on My own project as well. I mean I love creating content for others but we all know its much better to be on the receiving end of the residual income.
Yesterday morning I got my lazy butt to the computer and said it’s time. Honestly, I’m now a month behind the deadline I scheduled last year. My first compilation of erotic stories were supposed to be ready by Valentine’s Day but I took a month to rest. I went through My stories and picked the first twelve I’d like to publish in a book of short stories. I started formatting but it was getting overwhelming so I took a break. Tomorrow I will be right back at it
During this time while I’m focusing on My writing I’ve been checking out all types of websites, writing groups etc that can benefit ANY writer, not just a writer of erotic stories. I’ve found some great articles and websites. One of the websites I’ve fallen in love with is Writers Life. I won’t bog this blog post down with links but I’ve linked some of the most recent articles I’ve read as well as a *FREE writers toolkit below.
I will be sure to add this site to the resource area for writers I have here on this site at https://sapphirespotlightontalent.com/resource-guide/resources-for-poets-writers/