Lets talk about this new site for a minute, shall we? It’s nothing more than a domain name right now, but www.nakedonpaper.com is coming soon.
I’m not entirely sure what it’s going to entail yet, but I do know that it’s going to be a place for me to write unabashedly (you mean, there’s more?) and since I’m announcing it here and what not, I know that some of you (ehum, family.) will probably check it out or follow me over there. Whatever. I’m deciding not to think about that.
There’s actually a lot I don’t write about here because of the known audience. I just have to get over that but I can’t. It’s hard. Plus – a new place that didn’t start with a focus on my kids is going to be freedom in and of itself.
I think www.nakedonpaper.com is also going to become a collaborative space for people – whether they write for themselves, for other venues or not at all – but who have something to say. Something honest to say. I’m going to let people submit their stories. A piece of their story or the whole thing. It’s going to be a place where we can hang out, naked on the paper in front of us, and still feel safe.
I want this space I’m creating to be a comfortable place for people to come. There’s broken parts of me that writing fixes. There’s also really happy, unbroken parts of me that writing celebrates. This place is for all of that. For the wrinkles in life. For the stretch marks. For the birth marks. It’s for the skin. For the raw goods.
This space I’m creating is NOT for your erotic fantasies put to paper. I want none of that. The name is provocative and a play on words for my own amusement and word symbolism. As of now, I’m the police of this space and I will be policing the shit out of it. But, putting the porn aside, please feel welcome to bring your whole self here. (Over there, rather, when it’s ready) You’ll have the chance to be anonymous or use a pen name. You can use your real name, too. Whatever keeps you comfortable, whatever keeps you naked on the paper.
I can’t wait.