As I shared in my earlier posts, writing has always come simple for me. Growing up an only child for most of my life, I use my imagination constantly to keep me amused.
So when I started back writing in my adulthood, I had ideas pouring out everywhere. I had a child’s perspective of the trials and tribulations of a single mom. Actual paranormal activities that to this day scare my closes friends. I’ve experienced through love lost and love gained; battle scars that are a true testament of real love. And I’ve even had baby momma/side chick drama that could beat the best soap opera you ever saw.
All so real but all still too personal to my heart. Like other writers, I feared being judged again on my journey — which I know I shouldn’t care about especially since I tell you guys not to but I’m still a work in progress too. Yes it is my past and helped me to be who I am today, but I wasn’t ready to relive it. I wanted to venture away from reality into something more freeing. So I changed gears and decided to write about something I not only enjoyed but felt like it would resonate with others.
Sex. But not just sex, the emotions, reactions, fears, desires, and passion surrounding it. My stories would technically be labeled as fictional erotica but I think it truly falls into a new category. A category I’ve coined PassionFy — A genre of fiction dealing with intense emotion based off of untraditional scenarios.
Now don’t think that I’m writing a tell all book. Hell naw! It’s about me playing off of my own wild imagination. It’s about stepping away from society’s constraints into a world of “what if” or “do I dare”.
And bam! My mind was going and I began to write non-stop. I let my inhibitions out safely on paper and boy did it feel good. But then, as I’m creating, I realized the type of scrutiny that I could possibly undergo. Not from my close family and friends, they’ve always been supportive of my dreams, but from those who either don’t know me well or if at all.Those who can’t wait to judge me on something else. Questions started racing through my head; Will they challenge my devotion to my faith? Would people look differently at me because of the topics I address?
Answer: Of course people will and I have to be ok with that. My faith has never been stronger especially since I’ve realized that He gave me this gift for a reason. Secondly, people should look at me differently and see that I’m finally being me, using my voice in a way that reaches the masses. For years people have taken my shy and calm demeanor as a weakness when really it’s one of my strengths. I’ve used those quiet and internalized years to work on my voice and who I wanted to be. This is me. Like it or hate it, it is who I am and I hope that my writing will speak to you, and all my readers, in a way you’ve never heard before.
I’ll be releasing the title and snip-its of the book very soon! Please stay tuned, subscribe and enjoy this ride with me.
Oh one more thing, I may not have been ready to write about those other pieces of my life but I am now…more is definitely coming sooner than later!
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