I know. It's odd, maybe a bit too cliché. But yes, I came across with my own mission statement, partly because of the recent events over one year, and I felt I have a responsibility to help ease the pain with a sense of fantasy.
I’ve witnessed a lot of hate over the news; too much hate that I’m sure people are getting tired. Also to add, I deal with the constant shit in my day job as a blackjack dealer. Do I love my job? Fuck no! I hate it with a passion, because I deal to a bunch of drunk, whiny people; sometimes boring and annoying too. Should I quit? No. I live in a town where there aren’t any opportunities, and working for the casino is sole provider in this town. I hate my job, but I don’t hate my life. I have something to look forward to – writing erotica. So when people at my tables ask me that if I love my job, I will never tell them ‘no’, because they’re never going to solve my problem, number one, and being in the alcoholic state that they’re in they would think I’m a hateful person, which I’m not, but I wouldn’t waste my breath with them. I just tell them ‘it’s been good to me’ (To add, I’m not the only one that feels that way).
I look forward to write erotica. I daydream about it, about the scenes I want to include in my stories to help my readers escape from the realism in the world. Realism. That is a word that should never be used by any author. If you write fiction, then you shouldn’t aim for realism. I’m just saying. Don’t need to hear your melodrama excuse about why you feel you need the story to feel real; there’s a method to your madness, I’m sure. I just don’t agree with the realism when I interact with authors that write fiction. The way I see the world is usually a place filled with mundane and boring situations, filled with two many people that are after for one thing – happiness. You can aim for happiness, but only a few I’ve known have met every moment of happiness. That’s just life, but what I prefer to do is write about fantasies, help you escape into a world of desire – your deepest, darkest desires.
I write erotica, because it’s therapeutic for me. I like sex. A lot. I also learned that I’m not alone. The kind of readers I noticed out there, which they’re mostly women, shares the same deepest, darkest passion for the stuff I write. I’m honored to be able to write for those readers. I also thank you for the compliments. For the last seven years, it’s given me a whole lot of purpose to write the kind of erotica I want to write, combine three known erotic elements into a story, ménage, lgbt, and bdsm, making it a series, and give it the romantic flare I’ve longed for. I also want to arouse my readers enough to where they want to read more. The real world can be a tragic place, but the world I want to write should help you escape, kind of like getting high off reading a good sex story.
I don’t think I’m a great writer. There are hundreds of authors that are just as good as me, and some even better. I just love to write erotica. What I want to be is different than the rest of the other authors. I want my readers to escape into a world where they wish it was them experiencing it. I want to touch boundaries that had never been touch, but most importantly write about love in the story. It’s hard to write an erotic story without a purpose; nothing matters without love.
So to end, I have a mission statement – a personal one: To provide every reader a chance to escape into a world of fantasy filled with arousal and romance.
There, I said it. I’m happy to come up with a mission statement. The world is filled with lots of trouble, but writing about world we want to escape in shouldn’t be. Everyone has a fantasy – everyone. What we hope in reality is to make it a beautiful place in the world, but for now a good erotic book is what I can provide for you, and I won’t stop.
I’ve had the privilege to interact with a number of my fans on my Facebook Fan Group Page, AfterDark Moments with Ray Sostre. I want to give thanks to them, for giving me a purpose to write something special for you. In a world of hate and sometimes despair, I want to give you a world of love and lust, in a book of course.