Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Discovering Masturbation

It occurred to me earlier today that some may think The Snack Witch is my commentary on masturbation being somehow "bad" or "immoral" (it's not, by the way!)  After all, those who do in my stories get turned into food and are devoured in erotic, yet torturous ways.  It's a stretch, I know - I have no illusions of what erotic fiction's true purpose is - but it got me thinking about masturbation in general. 

A lot of people talk about their first time having sex.  But not many people talk about the first time they masturbated (at least not people I've talked to!)  This surprises me, because for me at least, I remember it much better.  It seemed a much more personal, even mysterious experience.

I remember the urge came completely out of nowhere.  When I was in middle school, I took a shower one night and I didn't want to get dressed again.  I wanted to stay naked for longer.  I wandered around my bedroom for a while with the lights turned down so my neighbors couldn't see.  I stretched, I posed, and I even remember dancing a little.  It was fun, and in a way, I felt even younger, more carefree.

Then, when I got inside my bed, I realized just how sensitive my body was.  Just laying there was turning me on.  Letting the sheets rub against me felt even better.  I had no idea I was in heat, that I needed a release.  So I started touching myself everywhere.  My nipples.  My butt.  And, very quickly, my pussy.  I couldn't stop.  I felt possessed.  I was scared, but at the same time, something told me everything was going to be okay.  I lay on my stomach so my nipples rubbed the sheets as I fingered myself.

And then I came.  It was bliss.

It was addicting.  For a couple weeks, I started going to bed earlier, just so I could do it over and over again.  I sneaked my sheets into the washing machine so my family wouldn't find out.  It felt secret and rebellious at the time, but looking back on it, I'm sure they knew.

The greatest thing about becoming a sexual being is that it's not something you have to buy or a test you have to pass.  When it's time, it comes to you, finds you, and changes you.  I know that everybody's sexual awakening is different.  For some, it was a moment they would rather not have happened at all, and most tragically, for others, it was a moment that was stolen from them.

Your first masturbation is an important moment.  A moment, I feel, that is even more essential to who we are than the day we lose our virginity.  Because only when we please our own bodies can we learn to please others.

How did you discover your sexual side?  If you'd like to share, I'd love to hear.  My e-mail is thesnackwitch@gmail.com and my Twitter is @SWMerotica.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Updates on New Vore Erotica

It's been a while since I have updated this blog, so I wanted to give you lovely readers an update on what I'm doing.

Currently, I have two different stories in the works.  One of them is a fourth "Snack Witch" story which, as of this writing, involves another impulsive youth who finds out what it's like to be the witch's accomplice on the witch's yearly mission.

I'm trying really hard not to get too bogged-down on providing a detailed back-story for The Snack Witch, but I admit, I do enjoy sprinkling in little hints here and there.  Her origin story was a blast to write.  I like to make her as realistic, yet mysterious, as I can, which is a challenging balance.

The other story, which is a little further along, is a one-off which also involves people transforming into food.  I distinguish this from the "Snack Witch" tales as I want to sharpen my skills at making the change itself sexy without having our favorite green mistress arrive to feast on the result.  Both phases are equally erotic to me, so I want to make sure I'm getting the most out of each for your enjoyment.

I hope to have both stories done some time this summer, so stay tuned here an on Twitter @SWMerotica for updates.

I've also been doing some thinking about what inspires my stories.  I never really viewed myself as a vore fetishist until recently.  I've loved food longer than I've loved sex, but I think it's something more than that.

I've concluded that with all the sucking, licking, and biting involved, I view sex as an experience similar to eating.  We don't just encounter each other like we do with our clothes on - we devour each other.  By using sex as a catalyst to transform people into food, I want to capture the hunger of erotica, the yearning of tasting and being tasted, like someone anxious to bite into a delicious treat.  In a sense, when we make love, we're all The Snack Witch.  We satisfy our cravings by devouring each other.

Friday, May 2, 2014

REPOST: My Smashwords Author's Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I have scattered memories of various creative writing projects I've done over the years, but my first true "story" is the reason I write erotica today. When I was in school, I wrote a story about students in a band class reacting to a substitute teacher who didn't seem to know what he was doing. I was merely attempting some kind of slice of life tale or some sitcom-style comedy. But when I received my comments from my classmates, I was surprised how many of them thought I was writing a dirty story. As it turned out, my description of the teacher was too detailed, the accounts of a trombone player emptying his spit valve too thorough. One reader said it was making her blush. At that point, I decided that if I could achieve such a reaction without trying, then actually trying to write an erotic story should be even better!

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?

The greatest joy of writing for me is that moment when an idea turns into a story, that moment when I start picking up momentum like a snowball rolling downhill, new ideas popping into my head along the way to make the story sexier, more intense, and more fun. I start out with a vague idea of what I want to have happen in the story, but it's this process that really fleshes out the idea into a story. It's a feeling that doesn't happen all the time, but when it happens, I don't let anything stand in my way. It's like my writing takes control of me, manipulating me to its will, and I let it do to me whatever it likes. I guess that's why I like the transformation fetish so much - the thought of my characters having the same experience.

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?

I will confess - I'm not much of a morning person at all. Often, what keeps me in bed is the desire to browse my computer for a satisfying thing look at while I touch myself. What inspires me to get out of bed, then, are the thoughts these fantasies bring to mind. Some are ideas for new stories while others are ways to make my ongoing projects sexier. In those moments, I feel like my mind is a glass of water being filled too quickly. Suddenly, I have to get these ideas on paper. I have to play with them. It is then that my keyboard becomes my body. At last, I am out of bed, trying to push the right buttons that will achieve the most stimulation.

What is your writing process?

My process begins with an idea, a thought about what kind of sex I want my characters to experience in my story. These ideas involve foodplay and vore, my two favorite fetishes. I then try and imagine where the sex should take place, and which characters would be best to experience the act I have planned for them. By this point, my story's become an outline. I find a lot of pictures and videos online that inspire me, and I look to them when I flesh out my outline. Once the outline's detailed enough, the story comes together on its own. My favorite stories to write are when the outline is so detailed that the story flows effortlessly. I try to replicate this as best I can.

How do you approach cover design?

I adore making my own covers, and I take great pride in doing so. I like to approach them in a similar way to movie posters (well, good movie posters, anyway). I don't like to clutter up my covers with a lot of text or details, and I go through several drafts of each before I find a combination of text and images that I feel flows well enough to be presentable. I'm still trying to push myself and be more daring with my covers, just like with my stories. Sometimes I feel I limit myself too much, worrying about if something looks good enough or not. But if you don't put it out there, you'll never know. So I'm working on that even more.

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?

The first story I read, and the one that has had the greatest influence on me, is Madeline L'Engle's "A Wrinkle In Time." I was not a big reader growing up as I had trouble finding a genre I enjoyed enough. When my grade school class was assigned "Wrinkle," I felt lost in all the descriptions - until the transformation of Mrs. Whatsit into a beautiful centaur. It's been decades now, but I remember reading those two paragraphs over and over again, trying to imagine the way her body pulled apart "like a pudding bag" into its new, beautiful shape. I guess I'm like Calvin in that book, throwing myself down at her feet, subjugating myself to her revealed glory. Truth be told, I don't even know if I finished reading that book - but that scene replays in my mind over and over. It's that kind of permanence I strive for when I write my own erotic transformations.

What do your readers mean to you?

As a writer of erotic fiction, I believe that my readers are my lovers. My books, then, are a way I express my sexuality, and a way my readers can access it. In writing my books, I believe I am becoming my true self, an identity that society requires I keep to myself. But there are no limits in fiction. When I learn that a reader has picked up one of my books, I imagine myself with him or her, conjuring their pleasure as I make love to them. We pick roles, the two of us, and as those two characters, we make love. It is my hope that, for every sale, there is a reader's orgasm, and an experience they will not forget. Like any relationship, my readers motivate me to be the best I can be, and to produce the best writing I can. That is why, like any lover, my readers mean the world to me.