by Amanda Earl
The topic this fortnight is music so it is fitting that I begin with a song. This is my swan song to Oh Get A Grip, meaning that this is my final post.
When Lisabet invited me to join the OGG blog, her timing was perfect. I had just returned to writing erotica in the summer of 2012 after a five-year hiatus. Writing blog entries on topics of interest to erotica and romance readers gave me the opportunity to read contemporary erotica written by my peers and to explore the subject of writer's craft more thoroughly.
I think the idea of this blog is exceptional: to ask a group of writers to contribute their thoughts on the same topic over a fortnight. I was fascinated by the different approaches people took: whether it was the imaginative fiction of C. Sanchez Garcia, Jean Roberta's poignant posts about her history, Giselle Renarde's simpatico Canadian takes, Sacchi Green's and Lisabet Sarai's notes in reference to current erotica and the publishing industry, Daddy X's filthy and amusing flashers, Lily Harlem's and Desiree Holt's excerpts from recently published works and their positive and playful attitude to their writing, JP Bowie's anecdotes about various mishaps and incidents. I didn't always comment on every post, but I was always listening and learning. I thank my fellow bloggers for their insights, creativity, warmth and friendship.
And I thank you readers for your close attention and interest in my posts. I'm going to go back to solo blogging in 2014. I'm using the opportunity to pump up the poetry posts on my literary blog and shall be exploring various topics relevant to contemporary poetry. Hope to see you there. I also blog about sex, polyamory, culture and art over on Tumblr. You can find me on Twitter @KikiFolle & I update my site with current publications in fiction & poetry.
Just so I remain on topic, I have to say that music is an important inspiration for my writing, just as art is. Here's a link to a post I wrote in response to the subject of playlists on the blog of Canadian writer, Dani Couture.
I wish you all lust and love for 2014. I shall continue to read and follow Oh Get A Grip and I'm sure I'll have a saucy comment or two to add. Thanks once again to Lisabet for including me in this adventure. It's been a helluva ride.