Welcome to the Challenge!
The Erotic Journal Challenge is back for a second year! It’s been through some changes, but I’m happy to say, it’s survived and come out improved and ready to continue for years to come.
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. Also, it’s an EROTIC journal challenge. So this is also about sexuality and intimacy and love and lust.
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 available 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 (even encouraged!) to link up to more than one meme with your post. We are busy folks and we want our content spread as far and wide as possible, so go right ahead and write a post a that fits more than one prompt. It’s the sane thing to do.
I don’t pick out “best” entries for this. I feel that these are people’s personal feelings, and there is no way to rank them. It wouldn’t be right to do so, in my opinion. So share away without feeling a need to be better than anyone else or impress anyone else. This is about YOU and YOUR feelings in relation to the topic. No one should be judging.
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2020 Prompt Themes/Topics:
This year’s topics are a blend of words that I associate with each particular month and which I hope to instill (or instill more deeply) within myself. I’ll offer up more specific questions and prompts as the months approach, but you can at least be thinking about the concepts ahead of time. How you choose to interpret them is totally up to you.
April: RECEPTIVE (Plus a Poetry Challenge for National Poetry Month)
November: THANKFUL (30 Days of Gratitude)
December: CONNECTED (possible Advent activity)
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