Hi, my name is Véronique. Welcome to my story.
I started this blog in 2012 as a journal where I could record and reflect on a period of intense transformation and personal growth. After almost 10 years of unplanned celibacy, I decided to start dating again – certainly journal worthy, but hardly compelling. But then. My dating life took an unexpected turn (as in all fucking, all the time) and I started writing about it as a way to figure it out and work through it. You know, “what does all this cock mean?” and so on. Click past the stiff cocks and wet pussy and you’ll find my more introspective posts, in which I use my hard-won (oh, the therapy) psychological insight to examine my experiences. I also talk about my relationship, sex and body issues, and what I’ve learned.
I’ve been writing since the age of 8 but mostly journalism. I became a journalist in part to help me become a novelist, but I never got around to it until recently, and I’m happy to say that I’m now writing fiction and erotica regularly.
I speak more about my writing process in an interview with sex blogger Jon Pressick of Sex in Words here.
Nothing would please me more than to write and speak openly about my experiences and female sexual empowerment, but as a parent, I need to keep my anonymity. I want to be clear that I’m anonymous out of necessity, not shame or embarrassment. Society needs more (many more) sexually empowered women to speak their truth openly and proudly, women who wield their sexuality on their own terms and not as sex objects. We are still judged as sluts or crazy for owning our own sexuality and I hope I’m a small push against that.
Without my name who am I? I’m a Native New Yorker, a bilingual, biracial, bi-cultural and (latent) bi-sexual American woman. I’m a happily single mom, music lover, art lover, beach lover and writer. For more biographical information, read my first post here.
I’ve been writing and/or practicing journalism since I was 8 years old. I’ve been a newspaper reporter, a columnist and an editor. I’ve also worked as a news editor, a legal secretary, a research assistant, a library assistant and of course, a freelance writer and editor.
Instead of the memoir I originally envisioned, the book will be a fictionalized version of my story that will include more sex (real and fictional), expand on the life-change aspect of the story and include more background. The journey in the book will be slightly different from mine, but will deal with the same things I have dealt with. At the moment I am writing one book but have outlined three stories, that may end up being three books. Or not. I’m just writing until I come to the end. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
Image: Young Girl Writing a Love Letter, c. 1755 by Pietro Antonio Rotari. ©Norton Simon Art Foundation