Week 3: How much of myself is in my writing
Well, to begin with, Felicity Davenport is a pen name, so I guess her entire existence is my writing?
In all honesty, I think a lot of my own voice, opinions, morals, and ideals come through in my writing.
I try to write heroines who look and sound like me (although, I’m brown so that’s a bit hard to do in Regency Romance). My heroes are guys I would be attracted to if I met them walking down the street.
When I sit down to write, I try to write with authenticity. I never think of pulling on a mask. In fact, having a pen name gives me the freedom to truly be myself.
In the real world, I’m in the process of applying to PhD programs in a discipline that has nothing to do with romance/erotica writing. While I’m sure Sociologists would be more sympathetic than other academics, it’s still not a risk I’m willing to take.
My writing under my real name is academic, or at least it will be if I ever get published. Felicity provides me a romantic outlet, a place where I can write my non-serious things without being worried about it negatively impacting my academic career.
So, this is all to say that the writing you see here is probably the writing with the most of me in it. Treasure it, for it is precious to me.
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