One year ago today I created A Curious Muse. I had no idea why, or what I would do here. I arrived barely wanting to utter a word of the things that go through my mind. And then I received a challenge. The stories have been coming... ever since.
Those of you who have followed me along the way will know that there have been sad times and so will understand why today is a bittersweet memory for me. But now I am preparing to move my writings and drawings to a more permanent home. Much to think about, much to do, all of it positive.
I have met such lovely people both through this writing space and through Twitter and more recently Tumblr. I have attended events organised by the gorgeous Annie Player, founder of Eroticmeet and tomorrow I am travelling to London to attend Eroticon 2013 where I shall meet more of my lovely secret friends. I have felt thoroughly accepted and welcomed in this diverse and open minded community.
So before I go and pack my suitcase, I wanted to mark the anniversary of the creation of Muse. I have been so fortunate to have a sponsor who is funding my visit to Eroticon and they have also provided me with a wonderful gift to offer as a prize to one of you. I love blog giveaways and have been pondering how to choose a winner.
I eventually settled upon my very first post. I was clear when I arrived here that I would not be writing a personal diary of my sex life. I do not consider this to be a 'sex blog'. It is simply a place for thoughts and stories. I don't doubt some of my stories might be considered explicit but I hope there is always a part of the story that continues in your mind; That erotic place where you take my words and make them your own.
THE GIVEAWAYThe prize has been kindly provided by the Canadian company Swan Vibes. I have one award winning Silver Swan Vibe, beautifully wrapped up in its sumptuous packaging and waiting to be sent to the winner. Don't worry, if you don't win, these luxurious items are on sale in the UK through Anne Summers, Simply Pleasure or Pulse and Cocktails. Yes, they asked me to tell you. That, and a product review are the only things they have asked of me. So I do, of course, also have a Silver Vibe of my own now, shown above out of it's yummy packaging. I shall be posting the review later in March, when I work out just how to do so!
So to enter the giveaway I would like you to read that first post I wrote, then comment on this post, as briefly or as expansively as you wish, describing something you consider to be erotic that does not directly reference sex. It may be related to food, an artistic pursuit, perhaps music or painting, a place, a scent, or a simple sensation. Anything that you find erotic, so long as it is not an overtly sexual act.
I won't be picking the winners alone. Molly Moore and Marie Rebelle, the two women whose blogs I most admire and who have encouraged and supported me through this year of discovery, have kindly offered to read your comments and help me to choose a winner.
I am going to leave the comments open until March the 14th and will announce the winner soon after that. I regret the prize can only be posted to the UK and Europe. But even if you can't win I'd love to hear what you have to say. If you would like to join in but prefer not to tell me where to send the prize just say that in your comment. That's OK too.
Thank you to all of you who have so kindly read or commented on my words over the last twelve months. It has been my pleasure. Distinctly so. Muse. xx
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL TAKING PART AND I LOVED READING YOUR THOUGHTS. AFTER A TO AND FRO AND A TIE AT THE TOP MASTER T KINDLY CAST THE DECIDING VOTE.
THE WINNER IS... DIRTY ROMANTIC.