Saturday, September 11, 2010

Never Forget

I posted this over at Total-E-Bound's blog, since today's my day, but I thought I'd put it here, too.

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I'm going to start out with this since this is a symbolic day. This date marks a time when a lot of us had to grow up. A time when a lot of us realized that all the things we hold dear can be gone in a matter of moments. September 11th reminds me of sitting in the seventh grade art class I taught, trying to explain to a room full of scared 12-13 yr olds that bad things happen to good people and we'd be safe. I hoped anyway. We sat and cried and tried to make sense of the things we saw on television. I'll never forget. I can't say I've lost any good friends because of date, but at least one of my stories has been inspired by a friend who has served multiple times in Iraq.

"Dance like no one's watching and love like there's no tomorrow."

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On to the rest of my post...

I'm not necessarily new to the Total-E-Bound family. I have three books out now with them. But to the blog? I'm a newbie. *Grin*

I'm a mom, wife, cleaning lady (ever stepped on those stupid Star Wars Figures at 3 AM? Don't. It's not fun.), erotica author, chauffeur, sounding board, CSI:Miami and chocolate addict, and race fan.

How'd I get started writing dirty little stories? Glad you asked.

Back in the day, saying the word S-E-X was a dirty word. Yeah, like back in the '50's. Sadly, that idea stuck around the household I grew up in. Yes, 1997 and S-E-X was still a dirty word. At the same time, I watched General Hospital. Really exciting stuff. I thought to myself, gee, they talk about sex all the time, have lots of sex, and no one seems offended. Maybe that dirty nasty thing I'd been taught to stay away from wasnt' so bad after all.

You might be thinking I went off the rails at this point. Sadly, no. I'm too anal retentive to really act crazy. I waited like a good little late bloomer.

Once I came to the conclusion that my lips wouldn't fall off because I said cock or because I thought the horizontal mambo was fun... I ran with it. I have the best research partner who loves to help me work out the mechanics of a love scene.

Now that I'm off the leash, I'm having more fun and more comfortable in my own skin. Life is good.

4 comments:

katsrus said...

I was at the grocery when it happened. Will never forget. I don't have any toys(well maybe cat toys)to step on anymore but; my cats like to lay in the middle of the hallway so they sometimes get stepped on or trip me. LOL. We never could even say the word sex let alone think it when I was growing up. LOL. Things sure have changed.
Sue B
katsrus(at)gmail(dot)com

Steph said...

Not really sure where to leave this. I followed your blog as steph because it is pretty yummy. I will never forget the fear and horror of 9/11.

Here is my entry
Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
steph@fangswandsandfairydust.com
Twitter @fangswandsfairy

Linda Henderson said...

I'm not sure where to leave my BlogFest entry so I'm leaving it here. I am now following your blog on GFC.

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hendy said...

I'm throwing my name in the hat for your Blog Fest giveaway. I follow through GFC. Thanks
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