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My latest story is now posted on literotica.com. Check it out here:
Fresh out of high school, Andy is pressured by his friends to hit up the Orchid Lounge, a high class gentlemen’s club in the city. As fate would have it, his history teacher, Ms. Fischer, has just started waiting tables at the strip club. Even though their student-teacher relationship is officially over, will Andy be able to get past protocol? Will Ms. Hayley Fischer explore her darker desires with this “safe” young man? Find out by reading After School Special.
Oddly, it was categorized under “Mature,” which isn’t where I’d placed it (I don’t think). I’ve submitted a request for it to be moved to Erotic Couplings as I refuse to believe that 28 is considered “mature.” Makes me feel old. /whimper
I’ll put this up on my site when I have a free moment, but for now, you’ll have to read it on Literotica (and please don’t forget to vote!).
Just submitted my fifth story, After School Special, to Literotica. Love the anticipation! In advance, much thanks to my friend Jake for helping me work this short (but hopefully good) story out, and my wife for editing my mistakes. When I asked her if she’d ever thought she’d edit a line that contained “g-string” in it, she just laughed.
I’ll post again when it’s up.
Oh, and I’m playing around with a subscribe option for updates and blog posts. That field should be to the right.
With a mention on Lucy V Morgan’s blog, I feel like I need to prepare for new guests, and since vacuuming and putting away the laundry wouldn’t exactly be appreciated by most readers (unless you’re my wife), I’ll just make a little post here.
I’ve been meaning to write something about the three different sites I post to (Literotica, EroticStories, and Storiesonline), and while I’m a pretty new writer (at least on the greater internets), with four stories under my belt, I at least have a feel for their nuances. All three are free to post to and free to read, although EroticStories and Storiesonline require free accounts to read, and ES eventually archives its stories (which requires a paying membership to access). This article is written primarily from the author’s perspective. Oh, and let’s be clear right now, none of these sites are perfect.
I have the basic concept of Elaine’s next adventure worked out in my head (i.e. that thing she confesses to Hayden at the end of Little Miss Communication that the reader isn’t privy to), but when I went to execute said adventure, it fell flat. Not that the actual fantasy is at fault, but I think I tried to force it a bit too much. So it’s back to the drawing board with El and Hayden.
This kind of speaks to the difficulty of the sequel. If the story stood on its own, then it would have worked. But since I’m dealing with characters that already have their (recent) pasts written, there’s a bit more care needed. The expectations aren’t just for the reader or the writer. The characters themselves expect to be treated with respect.
Just a head’s up to anyone reading this. I’ve completed a final read through of a new story (that was actually finished a little while back). This one’s about a kid’s first time at a strip club and an interesting encounter he has there. No, it’s not with a stripper, it’s far more unique. Anyway, I’m passing it on to my editor (who doubles as my wife) and will post when she’s finished with it.
I’m still working on the Little Miss sequel, don’t worry. The plan is that the story arc will cover three parts. I’m almost done with the first (just have to write the naughty parts).
At first, I thought it was cute. One of those little mannerisms in a relationship that was endearing: how she cuts her spaghetti into tiny little bites first, or how she never laughs, but states that things are funny.
But you and me, comment spammers, have moved beyond the puppy love phase. It’s time for us to have The Talk. I’m cutting you off. Now. Sorry it didn’t work out, and honestly, I don’t even really want to be friends.
For the rest of you (har har), for the time being, I’ll need to approve comments. I’ll look into some spam blockers, I’m sure Word Press has a billion of them. And once you’ve posted and been approved (Lucy), you don’t need to wait in the approval queue. It was just getting distracting with all those comment alerts that turned out to be spam. So think of this as an exclusive club you can get into for free — all you have to be is human.
One thing I’ve struggled when putting this site together is the creation of categories. It’s not a big deal now, what with only four stories up, but in theory, this could become an issue. Right now, I’ve broken things into broad categories (romance, voyeurism, group, etc.), and then more granular stuff (mf, ff, etc.). I’m thinking this isn’t necessary. After all, they are basically the same thing, right?
The goal is to make it easier to browse. I guess it’s silly to ask what others like seeing, considering I have like three viewers, but I’ll do it anyway. Literotica puts things into broad, singular categories with tag options (that are basically all over the place). Eroticstories does the same (minus tags). Storiesonline takes a different tactic by just offering up the tag-like descriptors without categories (well, beyond “erotica” and “romance”). I’m sorta kinda favoring this.
Nice thing about a WordPress blog/story site, it’s pretty easy to play with.
Oh, and I fixed the stories button now, so you can view all my stories on the same page! (All four, woo!) Next, I need to get those categories or tags or whatever I decide on that archive page, and figure out how to alphabetize it. Tinker, tinker…
There are two ways to read a sequel request:
(Well, and I suppose there’s some middle ground in there, too. Something about not all conflicts being resolved, loose ends to tie up, etc. I don’t include this because I think a good story leaves a little up to the imagination. Think of it as a snap shot of a person’s life; when is that snap shot ever complete?)
The stories that I write are, in my mind, complete. The arc that I wanted to tell has been told. The development that I wanted the characters to undergo has been undergone. We’ve made the journey from point A to point B. For this reason, I tend not to read sequel requests to be point 1 above.
As far as point 2 is concerned, it’s really flattering to get the request, but it’s also a pretty dangerous request. The story that I’d tell wouldn’t simply be an extended conclusion to the original. It would have to be a new story. Now we’re talking about managing expectations: you have one expectation in the sequel, I have another. It’s why so often, the originals are better than their sequels (Godfather and Terminator aside). We go into the first movie without any clue what to expect; we go into its sequel with a long list of preconceived notions.
This isn’t to say that I’m opposed to writing them. Just so you know, I’m currently working on one for Little Miss Communication (largely motivated by comments and requests). Rags to Reunions won’t get one (come on, you know what happens next…), but I am toying around with the idea of an Adele Blanchette spin-off.
The point is, I like the idea of sequels, too, and am very guilty of asking my favorite authors for them. There’s just a great deal of risk involved (for both reader and writer) in sequels. In the end, I have to be comfortable telling a story that feels strong and fresh on its own — not just more of them same.
I set up a Facebook Page. For the 7 of you who’ve managed to stumble on this page, if you’re interested, you can now follow me there as well. This goes along with the Twitter feed, although I suppose Facebook would allow for discussions and what not? I have a personal page there as well, but don’t think I’ll be updating that a whole lot.
“Rags to Reunions” posted
My latest story, “Rags to Reunions,” has been posted on the various sites (as well as this one). If you enjoyed it, some positive votes on literotica.com (or any of the sites) would always be appreciated.
I actually finally finished writing a blurb here (Good lord, this post sounds conceited). I think I’m going to stop now. Maybe get back to writing. Take care!