Hello to you all! It is my special delight to welcome back the gorgeous and talented F.Leonora Solomon
Not only does she put together wonderful anthologies, she writes beautiful erotic tales and posts the most luscious art (all pictures have been borrowed from her Pinterest!) - always inspiring and endlessly enthusiastic, passionate and generous, please say hello to Brit Babes' friend, Ms Solomon...
This is my second guest spot on The Brit Babes, and I could not be happier to be here or in a better place personally. I could talk endlessly about my upcoming anthology TIE ME UP, or my short story that is going to be featured in Jilly Boyd's upcoming anthology, SPY GAMES. But you can look follow my Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or blog for that!
Instead in this space, I want to honor the space that I am in as I write this post. I feel really happy, because I am doing what I always wanted to do. I always wanted to edit and write erotica. I did not realize how much I wanted to edit until my current publisher asked me if I wanted to edit for her, the writing part I always wanted but I was not as proactive about it as I should have been. I have no regrets about it either. I think we are all exactly where we need to be at the time we are there. I am terribly fatalistic, I believe the entire of my life led me to be right here doing what I love now. I do not know if I would have been in the same place to do it before, or if I will be in the same space later and as appreciative. I think I will be! But I am terribly thankful to be here. Now.
The most important lesson I have learned, is we get to wherever we want to be by doing. Ideas in our heads that have not manifested are nothing. No words on a page or screen for me are nothing. I have to write, I have to edit, I have to do! The process is not always easy, but I have to practice what I preach, and do what I say I do. Write. Edit. I do not fill my head with why I can'ts, I just think about when. I do not dwell on the process, I just say now and work.
The time is always now! Nothing is promised, especially not time. It really isn't, and if you think you have the luxury of time, I do not envy you. While you are waiting I am doing. I feel such immense joy when I write, when I edit. I love every element of my craft, and the social aspect of it. Interacting with authors, editors and the huge community I am a part of. Everything I do, every product, every tweet is a product of love. I love what I do. Ironically, I am not sure I have the vocabulary to completely convey all of the love in my heart, and all of the happiness that I feel in this moment, except to say there is nothing better than now for me!
Thanks for coming over Ms S!
Follow F.leonora! She's like this all the time - I'm telling you - ray of sunshine :D
love Tabitha x x