Blog Tour: My Writing Process

The sweet and charming Apricot Creams tagged me to be part of this blog tour.  The goal of the tour is to give readers some insight into how we write our material, and hopefully to point readers in the direction of other blogs we enjoy and admire.  I’ve had a lot of fun seeing what goes on “behind the scenes” of other blogs, now it’s my turn to let you peer behind the curtain…

First off, what am I working on…

I always have a solid half dozen posts in various stages of production at any given time.  Currently, that includes…

  • A fairly epic post about storage and how I hide my extensive collection of sex toys from my children
  • A review of a Divine Interventions toy
  • My first serious attempt at erotica for a writing contest
  • A post about my first ever visit to a sex-positive toy store on this continent (Babeland NYC)
  • A post about the fun (and occasions weirdness) of having a secret identity
  • A couple of fragmented ideas that are eventually going to go somewhere, probably after waking me up in the wee hours of morning with those revelations
How does my work differ from others of its genre?

This blog isn’t even three months old yet, so I’m still finding my voice and style.  I write an eclectic mix: some reviews, some commentary on news items, some reflections on my own experiences, and the occasional rant.  I like to use humor in my writing, and I hope that my readers come away from my work entertained as well as educated.

Why do I write what I do?

I’m fascinated by sex… not just doing it, but learning about the psychology and physiology of pleasure.  I’ve quietly lurked in the shadows of the blogging world for years, soaking up knowledge about sex toys and fetishes and porn and relationships and sexuality.  I got on Twitter to join in the conversation, and realized that I had things to say that didn’t fit in 140 characters.  The first two topics I was drawn to were unusual sex toys, and addressing the stigma that sometimes comes with liking girthier dildos.

How does my writing process work?

I have three young kids and a demanding job, so my approach is best described as “spitting out as many words as possible when the opportunity presents itself”.  I write on my laptop when I’m on business trips.  I write in the hour or so between finishing everything I need to do around the house and crashing for the night.  I write on my phone in the waiting room at the doctor’s office, or while the kids are busy with extracurricular activities. It’s not much of a process, per se, but I get things done.  My ideas come from all over… news articles, tweets, conversations with my friends and family.  The minute a topic grabs my interest, I start a draft for it so I don’t forget.  I think what has surprised me most about blogging is that despite the effort I have to put into it, it doesn’t feel like a chore.  I write almost every day, even if it’s only a few sentences, because I love the feeling of accomplishment it gives me.

So that’s a peek inside my brain…now it’s time to pass the torch to others. I’m tagging:

  • Camryn
    May 10, 2014

    I’m excited about your storage post! I always like hearing storage suggestions and I wonder a lot about how people with larger toys store them. The secret identity post is exciting as well; I suspect many of us can relate!
    I think your sense of humor adds fun to your blog and I really enjoy that.

    • Lunabelle
      May 11, 2014

      There is definitely humor in the storage post. I was joking with a friend that I really will have to build a shed out back soon, as I’m starting to get more toys to review. Though really, too many sex toys is a good problem to have! The opening of the secret identity post is a little over the top, but I hope readers will enjoy the indulging of my silly side. The whole blogging experience has been an almost surreal bit of fun so far and intend to enjoy the ride!

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