Almost 18K words, so a little shorter then “My Cousin Shows Me Around Campus”, which was 5 LitE pages.
I think it’s a very good story, but I’ve hit the point that I’m exhausted dealing with it so it was good to send it out.
If you want to beta-read it, contact me.
I finished Dick Francis’ “Driving Force” two days ago. I noticed at some point he used “heard” instead of “herd”. Even bestsellers by veteran authors have tiny errors. If the story had been posted to LitE, I’m sure someone’s comment would be to trumpet blast the mistake.
Did a lot of buffing today. I went through all of my “bad words”. Haven’t written the final sex scene yet. I’m doing a full pass of the story and when I get to the final sex scene, I’ll write it. I’ll do another pass through the sex scene and then I’ll send the story out for beta-reading. The name of the story is “My Lingerie-Loving Sister Moves In”
Final fuck isn’t fully done but everything else is. Fucks are the hardest thing for me to write and this type in particular as it is a vanilla fuck. I’ll start revising tomorrow.
I’m getting close to finishing the first draft of my next story, which will be a brother-sister story. At almost 17K words. They’ve had a quickie fuck and are now having some love talk. One more fuck and then the conclusion. Right now, I feel that this story will get a better rating than my last two incest stories.
I’ve been lucky as a writer and I’ve been too sensitive. I was lucky in that my first few stories got good ratings even though the writing technical was awful. I was too sensitive in that when I got some negative comments on Heather and Michael Ch 03, I bothered me so much that I stopped writing for almost a year and I abandoned writing three more H&M chapters. I was lucky in that I got on a roll after that with four very successful stories in a row, including the monster hits “My Sister Set Me Up on a Blind Date” and “My European Summer Vacation”. I was too sensitive in that it really bothered me when the next story after my two monster hits – “Comforting My Little Sister” – wasn’t a monster hit. So bothered that I didn’t even read the comments on it for a long time.
What do I owe my readers? Nothing to be honest. They haven’t paid me any money. A few of them bother to take the time to vote on my stories and even fewer are willing to spend a few moments to leave a comment.
A better question would be, “What do I want my readers to expect from me?” I want them to expect a well-crafted, well-written story. It may not be a monster hit, but it’s the best I can do. Writing is alchemy, not science. Each story is its own adventure. I knew when I finished “My European Summer Vacation” that it was going to be my best story ever. I’ve finally coming to terms with the fact that no matter how hard I work on my next story, it isn’t going to be as good. I’ve come to accept that striving for the next monster hit means not working on a lot of good stories.
Lastly, I’ve come to accept that I should write what I want to write, even if I know it’s not going to be a monster hit. “Getting Ready To Close The Deal” is getting reamed and several commenters have expressed their disappointment that I had spent the time writing it. But it was damn fun to write. And I think I need to embrace the joy of writing. I have started on two romance stories and one fantasy story. I don’t read those categories and my stories may not be what readers of those categories are looking for. But if one of those stories are what I moved to write, then I have come to accept that that’s the story I should write, acceptance be damned.
Here. And it’s getting the negative reception I thought it’d get. It was an exercise for me to write an immoral, self-centered character that I can see as a real human being. I enjoy writing “villains” in my stories that help push the two main characters together and I enjoyed writing this character sketch.
So far, five comments – all negative – and seven favorites.