Welcome to the Challenge!
Change is good! I’ve recently decided to open things up a bit and make it as easy as possible for people to get involved in the Erotic Journal Challenge on their own terms.
Since there are so many great weekly and bi-weekly memes for us to get involved in, I’ve opted to make this a monthly meme, loaded with choice.
What to Expect:
There will be a monthly theme, and within each theme there will be a list of questions/prompts to choose from which can be used (or not) as writers see fit. The link-up will remain viable from the first day of the month to the last, and writers can link-up as many times as they like. Also, remember that it is absolutely fine to link up to more than one meme with your post.
So what IS the Erotic Journal Challenge?
Well, it began for me as a way to explore my erotic inner life and thoughts…to ask the tough questions and reflect on them in a way that might move me forward positively (since I felt a little disconnected from that part of myself). There are memes out there for fiction writing, and photography, but I wanted this to be more intimate. It’s a JOURNAL challenge, after all. HOWEVER, the way that each of us processes a topic and creates a response can be very different. Maybe story-writing IS the way you explore your own inner-workings. Maybe you prefer to delve into yourself through images or drawings…a photo essay or a painting. Really any response is fine, as long as it is getting at the core of YOU. Also, it’s an EROTIC journal challenge. So this is also about sexuality and intimacy and love and lust.
Please contact me with inquiries, comments, or any great questions you think should be part of the experience.
And don’t forget to use the badge below and link back to the original post (thank you!). Right click on the image to save to your desktop or device.
Phase Two: Monthly Themes
November 2019 – THEME: GRATITUDE
December 2019 – THEME: ENDINGS & BEGINNINGS
January 2020 – THEME: MINDFULNESS
February 2020 – THEME: LOVE & LUST
March 2020 – THEME: LUCK
If you have ideas for upcoming themes or questions to include for the monthly themes, please email me or comment.
Phase One: Opening prompts January to October 2019
Prompt #1, 1/5-1/11: Sensuality (The 5 Senses)
Prompt #2, 1/12-1/18: Discovery
Prompt #3, 1/19-1/25: Dirty Talk
Prompt #4, 1/26-2/1: Exploration
Prompt #5, 2/2-2/9: Hurt
Prompt #6, 2/9-2/17: Style
Prompt #7, 2/16-2/24: Distress
Prompt #8, 2/23-3/3: Reading
Prompt #9, 3/2-3/10: Watching
Prompt #10, 3/9-3/17: First Love
Prompt #11, 3/16-3/24: Sex Ed
Catch-up week, 3/23-3/3
Prompt #12, 3/30-4/7: Sexy
Prompt #13, 4/6-4/14: Wishes
Prompt #14, 4/13-4/21: Realization
Prompt #15, 4/20-4/28: Risk
Prompt #16, 4/29-5/05: Confession
Prompt #17, 5/4-5/12: Never Again
Prompt #18, 5/11-5/19: Turn-ons
Prompt #19, 5/18-5/26: Embarrassed
Prompt #20, 5/25-6/2: Aging
Catch-up week #2, 6/1-6/9
Prompt #21, 6/8-6/23: Gratitude
Prompt #22, 6/22-6/30: Body Love
Prompt #23, 6/29-7/10: Body Love
Prompt #24, 7/8-7/14: Hormones
Prompt #25, 7/13-7/22: Mental Health
Prompt #26, 7/21-7/28: Vows
Prompt #27, 7/28-8/4: Today
Prompt #28, 8/4-8/11: Sexual Positions
13-Day Retreat, 8/13-9/30
September is “Catch-up Month”, 9/1-9/30