Second Wind

Week8

I’m really glad that I’m a more easygoing person than the hothead I was in 2014 that reacted to the slightest criticism with anger. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still really easy to bait and if something unfortunate happens to me, I’ll make a lengthy blog post explaining my opinions and why I think I’m right and all that annoying nonsense, but I’ve lost my more dramatic tone, which I’m grateful for. I’ve been trying more and more to always look on the bright side of life, and I think it’s helped me a lot.

I’ve been trying to review a good deal more stories on sexstories.com and have found out through messages that a good portion of that site’s community views me as one of the ‘grandfather’ figures, someone who established themselves as a writer on the site who has been there a while and comes across as something of an elder. Incredibly silly since I’m most likely younger than all of them, but hey.

I wouldn’t have this gift if I had spent a second more being a dramatic piece of shit like I used to be. I’m incredibly grateful to the community of that site and others, even though the communities are tainted with sweeping generalizations like ‘dramatic’ and ‘toxic,’ which I suppose I haven’t helped too much with. On a whole, though, by learning my lesson I’ve been able to lead such a privileged writing ‘career’ on the site even thus far, and I’m very excited to see what the future holds.

In the same way, I’m surprised to find out I’m actually quite grateful that Being More Social was taken down from AFF (adult fan fiction). I’m not even saying that to downplay the perpetrator’s actions – it genuinely has been a blessing in disguise to reupload BMS so far. I’ve been getting reviews and emails from people who have either rediscovered the story or found it for the first time, and the conversations we generate have been amazing. A few have shared their own stories with me too, and again, I love when the community aspect of the erotica-writing community shines through. It truly is wonderful.

I don’t really have much to say this week, but I did want to share my gratitude there. The Patreon poll has ended and while I may not reveal it every week, I’ll admit the poll ended in a tie between GBM and Only if You Want, which I think it this point I’ve revealed to be a side-story branching off of Being More Social. Because it’s a tie, I’ll be choosing which one I write, so be sure to stay tuned to see which one I end up finishing first. 😉 I’ll talk to you all next week.

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