The lovely DizzyGirl of Toy Meets Girl invited me to participate in this blog tour, focusing on writers’ processes. I can’t help but envision myself attempting to talk about my “process” while drinking expensive wine and using a snooty accent. The fact is, I don’t know that I have a process, but I’ll try to answer these questions as best I can!
What am I working on?
Well, I just started a full time job, which is hella weird after not working for 9 months. So I’m doing a lot of writing, attending a lot of Skype meetings, and trying to get my bearings on working from home while not being (too) slovenly. Blog-wise, I’m working a handful of reviews, and trying to figure out if I want to start a SFW side project. Honestly, my life is so full of genitals at the moment.
How does my work differ from others of its genre?
My schtick is kind of weird: I try to be nice, approachable, and smart vanilla. A lot of the community is awesomely kinky, poly, queer, and/or gender variant. I’m cishet white girl in a monogamous relationship. But I believe in good sex education, I believe in other people’s rights to be and express who they are, and I have a critical clitoris. I think some of my readers are people who are maybe intimidated by other sex bloggers, but not by me.
Why do I write what I do?
Reading has been my favorite pastime for as long as I can remember, and I’ve always enjoyed thinking critically. In high school and college, I took as many literature classes as possible, and I loved writing and reading literary criticism. I still read voraciously, but now I criticize sex toys. Unfortunately, they don’t have a PhD for that.
How does your writing process work?
Slowly. My actual toy testing process is slow. I like to use a toy several times, spread out over a number of weeks. I try to use each toy under a variety of conditions to make sure that I’m getting a well-rounded impression.
When it comes to writing, though, I’m quite fast. Once my opinion has been fully formed, I can usually write a review in an hour or so. I write, edit, move things around, and publish, usually in the same day.
To keep the blog tour rolling, I’m inviting the following bloggers to join in. Posts should be published next Monday and each should choose 5 new bloggers to participate.