Friday, October 28, 2011
Guest Blog: Mary Corrales: Be Free and Write!
I think of the ways that we as people are blessed in this country to have the freedoms that we do. We have the freedom to vote and voice an opinion, the freedom to respectfully disagree, and the freedom to be creative and express ourselves. Writing or even reading erotica and erotic romance isn't to everyone's taste. I understand that.
In a way, those of us who journey upon the writing path know that we will at some point face adversity. It may be in a rejection letter, an unfairly bad review or perhaps a disparaging remark about our writing, but the burning need and desire to write does not diminish within our souls. It burns bright like the Statue's glorious light.
So we sit back down at the computer, pull out those unfinished manuscripts, and return to our craft. That flame of creativity never dies though it may flicker low at times. When we're burned out and without hope, we continue to read books, fueling our imagination.
Why do any of us ever have doubts about the path of writing? Given the freedom to write, express our passions and share our creativity, there is no reason to hesitate. Sit down and put words to the page. This is your right as an author, an America and a human being to let your torch shine bright.
I may sound like a cheerleader, but I will always celebrate the accomplishments of writers and authors alike whether the write in my genre or not. I know the struggle. That said, nothing should nothing stop us from achieving our dreams, least of all ourselves. Go write!
Mary Corrales is a multi-published paranormal erotic romance author. Her newest book, Love's Demon Ways is available now through Siren-Bookstrand. She is currently working on the sequel, which is tentatively titled Sin's Way.
Alexine Coridan is lonely and unlucky in love. Vowing to live her life with no more regrets, she decides to have a one-night stand with the Nightfall Art Gallery’s reclusive owner, Ren Aloysius, but is he more than she is looking for? What forces will be unleashed when she sheds her inhibitions for a man who promises ecstasy with just one touch?
Posted by Marianne Stephens at 12:01 AM