A few years ago I began writing a dark coming-of-age story about a social outcast with a hard knock life. I wrote whenever I could-when my child was napping, on my phone during my hour long commute, or any other spare moment I had. I poured my heart and soul into the book, and yet I haven’t touched it for a year and a half.
Part of the reason I started this blog was to start working on the book again. There’s a lot of sex in the book (the main character uses sex as a way to feel love), so I thought I’d write an erotica blog with the sex scenes from the book. The problem is I’ve written a lot of erotica, but I haven’t worked on the novel.
So, I’m going to start posting the novel, working on it as I go. The biggest problem I have is that what it requires is a ton of editing and I hate editing. Plus, the scenes that are left to be written are the really difficult scenes to write.
I don’t have a title for the book yet, so I’m going to post under the working title The Outcast. Like I mentioned, it’s a about a girl with a hard knock life. She’s bullied by her classmates and never develops proper social skills as a result. She’s incredibly easy to take advantage of and does whatever it takes for acceptance. It’s somewhat based on my own life, dealing with abuse, living with undiagnosed bipolar disorder, and how I’ve grown past it.
I’m still going to write erotica, just not exclusively. I hope people like the book.