40,743 words. I think that’s my biggest story ever. And I’m planning on adding to it quite a bit as I revise it.
Here’s how writing works for me – I get a story idea. Unlike most of my story ideas, this one intrigues me. I play around with it in my mind for a while, working out plot points and personalities. I get so excited about the story that I can’t take it anymore and I have to write it. I’m totally immersed in the story as I write it, picturing everything that is happening as I write it down. Once I write it down, it’s out of me – I don’t repicture that scene again. I keep writing until all of the story flows out of my brain and onto my screen. Then begins the grind of turning my error-riddled first draft into something worth posting.
So I was inspired after reading a so-so story with an idea for a story. I’ve been writing on “A Week At The Lake With My Sister” and it is a very hot story filled with sex. It’s a 33K words and I’m on the next to last sex scene.
Monday, I had an idea for a whole-family story that I find incredibly hot. Sadly, I’m getting immersed in this new story idea while I’ve got “A Week At The Lake With My Sister”. Bad story idea! Wait your turn!
Now, I’ve got the quandary – do I put “A Week At The Lake With My Sister” on hold and run with this new story idea? Or do I try to keep the new story idea on the back burner while I finish “A Week At The Lake With My Sister”.
And I still have quite a bit to write. Editing stories this big is a soul-sucking. I’m strongly thinking of breaking this up into chapters.
I’ve got almost 25K words written on my next story, “A Week At The Lake With My Sister”. After Brandon dates his sister Kaitlyn’s best friend Joanna for a few weeks, the three of them plus Kaitlyn’s boyfriend Paul go with their parents for their annual week at the family lake house. It’s a very complex story with lots and lots of sex, easily the most sex I’ve ever had in one of my stories.
I’m tempted to publish it as a series of chapters, with each day at the lake a chapter. However, there’s quite a bit that happens before they go to the lake and incestuous feelings are only hinted at during that part. So I might lose quite a bit of my audience before the story has the I/T elements they are looking for.
It wasn’t in the stories published this morning. Six to seven hours after those stories were published, I went to the I/T page and there it was. It looked like it had no votes or comments, so I assumed that it was recently published.
This morning, I had 1652 followers, good for 180th on LitE’s Followed Author’s list.
Yesterday, I created the extended author notes for “My Cookie-Baking Sister”. Last night, I noticed that they had been moved from the Story Feedback forum to the Editor’s Forum. I sent a message to LitE’s owner Laurel requesting that she move it back. Instead, she moved it into limboland. When I try to go to the thread, I get a “8letters, you do not have permission to access this page” message.
Hopefully it’ll be published on Monday.