Blog Tour – My Writing Process

SAM_5185aSo, this blog tour thing is going around – I guess it’s another way for you guys to get to know a little bit more about me, right? The lovely Apricot Creams thought I should do this, so here goes.

What am I working on?

Whilst it might look like my blog is slightly plain-looking (believe it or not, I like it like this – for now), I am actually working on finding that perfect theme. But I am impatient and have no idea what I’m doing most of the time so it’s taking a while – I’m mostly imagining what it’s all going to look like but not actually doing a lot about it.

I am working on a few guides, which will hopefully be ready soon, I just don’t feel like I have enough information to publish them yet. I’m also considering getting more personal and writing about some of my experiences when it comes to sex and relationships and just life in general, but I’m not sure if I’m ready to share that yet. There are also about 8 product reviews I’m planning on publishing this month so watch this space – some of them are pictured above and include my first ever butt plug!  I’ve since updated to the Hush butt plug.

Aside from the blog stuff I’m currently in my final year of university so I have lots of essays, reports and exams to focus on too.

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

I genuinely don’t know. We all review sex toys in our own way and style so I guess something should stick out for me, but it doesn’t. I write what I feel and hope that at least one person out there enjoys reading it.

Why do I write what I do?

Because I like dildos. I like talking about dildos. I like playing with dildos. I like helping people make informed decisions about dildos (and vibrators and all other kinds of sex toys). My blog is sort of like my sanctuary – whilst I love helping people and hope people find my writing useful – I also write for myself. It gives me something to focus on, something that gives me a break from my university work & something I’m genuinely interested in that I love doing.

How does my writing process work?

I tend to plan everything I write. I absolutely love hand writing so all my initial ideas are covering hundreds of pieces of paper strewn about all over my desk. Ideas tend to come to me randomly, I’ll be putting my shoes on before leaving the house and I’ll suddenly think of something I want to include in a review that I simply must.write.down.right.this.second. otherwise I will forget. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times this has made me late for something.

When it comes to review layout, I don’t have one. I tend to write whatever comes to mind because I don’t like restricting myself. I hate having to stick to a particular format so the chances of two or more of my reviews being in any way similar are slim.

When reviewing lingerie I tend to wear it when I write and basically just type whatever I’m thinking in that moment. When it comes to sex toys, I like to fondle whatever it is I’m reviewing whilst I’m writing just so it’s on hand.

I feel like a review isn’t complete without pictures so I tend to make that either the first or last thing about a review, depending on what the weather is like at the time. My place tends to be very dark unless it’s sunny outside so I rely on that big, hot guy up in space because my pictures only look good when he’s around.

It usually takes me a couple of hours to complete a review but I don’t always hit the publish button as soon as it’s finished. Sometimes I let it sit and rest for a few days just to make sure I’m 100% happy with it.

I’d like to pass this on to the following bloggers; if you wish to get involved please publish your post next Monday, or whenever really – I don’t really know if I’m actually supposed to be publishing this today to be honest. If you decide to join in, please submit the link of your post on Dizzygirl’s blog here so that other bloggers can see who has done the blog tour already!