Hi all, I just joined your lovely forum and am planning, for now, to write mostly erotica, so I thought I may as well just introduce myself in this thread. I have been struggling with motivation and perfectionism as so many writers do, and so I really never wrote anything unless it was for school. Now I'm not in school anymore, and the desire to do something creative has become overwhelming. A lot of my day-dreaming is sexually oriented, to the point that it annoys me sometimes, and so I'm hoping this will be a healthy and productive way to release some of that tension. Also, writing erotica, I find I don't take myself as seriously and compare my newbie writing unfairly to "high brow" authors that I enjoy. I am able to let go and just have fun with it. It seems like the perfect way to begin playing around with character and plot as the stories are short so I'll get lots of experience trying lots of different things. Has this been anyone else's experience? Why have you guys chosen to write erotica?