I’m hoping to get it published by the 21st.
I thought I had a version of it ready to beta-read a month ago, then two days after I sent it out, I decided that I wanted to make some major re-writes. If any of my blog readers want to beta-read for me, the most secure way of sending me your email address is probably sending me a Private Message through Literotica.
From its beginning:
As I was editing My European Summer Vacation, I came to the conclusion that it was too long. It was double-digit pages and had five sex scenes where the same two people fuck. I cut out about 10% of the story including one sex scene, then published it. The response to the story was overwhelming positive. No one complained about it being too long or having too many sex scenes between the same two people. Instead, people asked for more. So I’m publishing an extended version of the story with what I had cut out restored. If you just want to read what I restored, it starts on the bottom of page 6 with the paragraph that starts “From Oslo” and runs to the paragraph that starts with “The next night”. I’ve also added an epilogue.
Originally, I was only going to restore what I cut. But this weekend, I decided to write an epilogue that covers Noel introducing Sinead to his family. Will publish it on 8/23, which is the one year anniversary of “My European Summer Vacation” being published.
Thursday, I was done with the story. Sick of it. Couldn’t wait to send it for beta-reading. All day Saturday, I had ideas for improving the story. Plot is going to stay the same. I’ve figured out what Megan’s personality should be – someone who is a shy introvert. Just a bunch of minor things to strengthen the relationship between Megan and Skipper.
I incorporated the changes I wanted to make. Found a bunch of minor things to clean up. I’ll do another pass and then send it out again for beta-reading.
I did the second pass, considered sending it as it was, decided to do a third pass and was glad I did. Lots of little clean ups like I spelled the female main character’s name both “Megan” and “Meagan”. Third pass is done and the story is sent. 16,671 words.
16.4K words. I’ve got a lot of ideas for tweaking to do in the first editing pass.
I need to do some research on that. Still not sure what exactly I want them to do. Currently at almost 14K words. Four LitE pages.