Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Flexing my literary muscles...

I'm not sure if I've ever told you all why I started this blog.  No?  Well, I think like most of us, I'm using it as a writing exercise.  Flexing my literary muscles, so to speak. 

It's been a while since I've written anything longer than a short story or article (I gave up on the longer projects while was was finishing my Uni degree), so when I realised just how much I missed it, I decided it was time to get my ass in gear and get cracking.  I've always got a few story ideas floating around in my head, and I decided that maybe it was time to haul a few of them out, dust them off, and start in again.

Of course, that's easier said than done.  I could have dozens, even hundreds of ideas, but without the discipline and sheer bull headedness to keep plugging away at them, I'd never get anywhere.  And, to be completely honest, my determination was decidedly out of shape.

And that's where the blog came in.

I suppose I'm looking at this as a literary exercise regimen.  I'm hoping that by building my stamina back up telling you all silly stories, I'll be better prepared to tackle those projects I've had on the back burner.

I'm not going to go into details on any of them ... you're all too busy doing your own to want to read about mine ... but I just felt the need to put it out to the universe.  I guess I'm hoping that by saying it out loud (figuratively speaking), I'll be shamed into pushing through when I want to give up.

One thing I am looking forward to is a colaborative project I'm going to start with a friend.  We've decided we need something fun, something without pressure, to get our writing juices flowing.  And because I can thing of nothing more fun than erotica, we're going to write us some smut!

I'm sure it'll be just awful, full of the usual stereotypes and far too many uses of the expressions "Ghosting hands" and "Spit slick fingers", but I don't care.

I'm going to write me some ooh er, I say Vicar, naughty, rumpty pumpty shenanigans. 

Wish me luck!




31 comments:

  1. Awwwww yeah dirty words strewn together to create mental porn! Love it! Can I put in a request that one of the heroines of your novel use a "pickle-shaped vibrator"?
    I think this is a great idea to get the creative juices (no pun) flowing (absolute pun). Who knows what ideas will be erected (oh yeah, definite pun) from your double-teaming (you got it, pun) a story.

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    1. Oh, you totally meant those puns! It was puntastic!

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  2. Good luck with your smut. Sounds like lots of fun!

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    1. Oh, I hope so! If nothing else, I get the impression we're going to laugh. A lot.

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  3. YES! I can't wait to read it. How fun!

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    1. I'll have to make sure to post the most scandalous bits as they're done! Someting to make the eyebrows raise.

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  4. Good luck with all of the writings you are planning!!

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  5. Excellent! Entertain moi! Yesterday, you were my muse, and got my creative juices flowing to blog about my days when I used to be an exterminator, so thank you! Writing can be difiicult, people think taht we just sit down, and our fingers fly over the keys mindlessly, which sometimes blessedly they do, but for the most part we need a little kick, some motivation. Good luck finding yours!!

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    1. I read your entry, it was great! It reminded me of the most thankless job I ever did, working as an assistant nurse in a nursing home. Hmm, I should write about that some time...

      And yes, people do seem to think that we just sit there, bashing away at a keyboard blythly, while the theme music for Murder She Wrote plays in the background. So not the truth!

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  6. Lol, good luck and it sounds like a fun project! ;-)... post some of it and have fun with your readers' reactions!

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    1. Oh, I plan to subject you all to my badly written smut for as long as you'll all keep putting up with it :D

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  7. That's just great!! Good luck! Eddie is also a writer. He is working on a story for me to put on my blog. I can't wait to share it with you. :o)

    Hugs!

    Valerie

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  8. That's cool you have a friend to write with!

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    1. There's definitely something about writing with someone else that gets the creative juices flowing. You give up some of your autonomy, but you gain so much in exchange.

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    1. Consider it brung! Brought? Oh grammar, my nemesis!

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  10. Or you could go the route of Christian lit where you don't even have to get your main characters to kiss. Just make them pull out a Bible, quote some scripture, and you got yourself a best seller. With erotica, you might get tired of typing out the word "scrotum"...well, I would.

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    1. Or maybe Victorian Corset Erotica? Lots of longing glances, brushes of fingertips, and artfully hidden sex scenes ... but only after they've been married and only for the purpose of procreation.

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  11. Make sure its trashy, we all love trashy smut.

    And remember Nutella is sexier than peanut butter ;)

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    1. Of course Nutella is sexier ... but crunchy peanut butter? Think of the possibilities!

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  12. Good luck with your goal. After that last sentence, I think you'll do well. That was genius. :-)

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  13. Good luck! I have no doubt you'll get it done, based on how dedicated you've been to getting out posts on this blog. And if you forget one day and put smut on your blog and humor into your smutty book, we won't mind :)

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    1. LOL! I'm sure I'll be using you all as test dummies for my smut. Get ready to be titillated, or at least mildly nauseated.

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  14. Hi there. First time I have read your blog and I love it. I will be back for more.........

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    1. Hi! Welcome to my blog! Pull up a chair and stay as long as you like!

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  15. Mmmmm... smut... Be sure to give me updates... and a towel to sit on! :P

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