Welcome to Fall, and welcome to the new Erotic Journal Challenge! I’ve decided to change things up a bit to make it as easy as possible for people to join in.
Rather than offering up weekly or bi-weekly challenges (as several of my blogger friends do), I’ve decided to provide a monthly theme and a list of topics, questions, and prompts that writers can choose from.
I know that sometimes, when I have too many memes that I want to participate in, I get stressed or end up having to leave a few out or make choices about which I can or will write for. This way, the EJC will not add to your stress but will always be available when you need an idea. Write and share every day, once a week, or once a month, whatever works for you and your current level of motivation and available time. Also, keep in mind that you can combine memes! If you write something for the EJC that also works for a prompt from another blogger, combine and link-up in both places. It means more exposure and more readers!
This month, since it’s the month of Thanksgiving, I’ve decided to make the theme:
Possible questions and prompts (but feel free to use the theme in any way that works for you):
Maybe you can use this month as a starting point for a daily gratitude journal, or simply write a post about what you are most grateful for in your life. But since this IS and EROTIC journal challenge, you might want to focus on what you are most grateful for in your sex life or about your sexuality.
Write a thank you note to someone, something, or yourself.
Keep a daily list of things you are grateful for.
Write about a person you are thankful for.
Plan something to spoil a person you love (and write about it).
Explain what gratitude means to you.
What about your life/self are you most thankful for?
What about your lover are you most thankful for?
If you have any other ideas related to the theme, please share them in the comments so others might be inspired.
Write a story, a poem, an article, a personal essay (or a collection of them)…share a photo or a photo essay…a podcast, a scene…whatever you want…as many times as you want during the month! Feel free to double up on memes, too.
And remember to link-back to this post and use the badge! Read others’ posts, comment, share what you love on Twitter! This is all about introspection, sharing what we learn, and supporting one another as writers and people.
Link-up will be open from November 1st to November 31th. Share as many posts as you like, as long as they connect to the theme in some way.