Finally, I get to use a new graphic for this week’s projects. I was getting sick of using the same one over and over.
Exams are over and with my newfound free time before family-oriented stuff takes over, I was finally able to finish The Good, the Bad and the Molly, Chapter Seven. honestly, I didn’t even know that I would have finished it today, but I had a burst of free time and felt kind of sad, which was appropriate, I feel, for what I was writing here.
**From here on in I’m going to be talking about the chapter, so there are spoilers ahead. Ye be warned.**
We all knew that a moment like the ending of this current chapter was coming. I think I played a bit with the doubt of ‘is Aaron a bad person or not’ but with Daisy’s outburst, I think my dedicated readers could tell this would be more a ticking clock scenario than just a situation where the wisest character in the book happens to be wrong about the most important thing.
I think a big theme of my written work is “there’s going to be consequences for this, but when are they going to happen?” At least, it’s a pattern I’m seeing with my longer stories. I don’t think I do it intentionally. Also, writing a main protagonist where they don’t do wrong things that negatively impact the lives of others is just going to be downright boring anyways.
That said, it is important to note that what Aaron does is not morally okay here. I’m not in the habit of telling readers how to think or feel concerning my work, but here it’s of the utmost importance. Chris is correct, what Aaron does is essentially taking advantage of his friend as if she weren’t even a person to him. That moment, the moment where he confronts Aaron and gets him to admit is was wrong, is crucial. I can’t write a story where a guy does something like this and she’s okay with it. I feel like that would be morally dishonest of me, since it’s clear I want to write more real situations than power fantasies. If I had to put it to a ration, I’d say 80-20, 20 being the power fantasy.
The question, of course, is what happens now. And I have ideas. I’ll be writing them soon. I’d like to get ahead of the upcoming classes I’m taking in January, because they’ll be a doozy.
I’d also like to take the time to say thank you to the amazing amount of support that I’ve gotten over the past week. I get that 90% of it is because I finally reposted Being More Social to XNXX, but still, I’ve never seen so many new Patreon patrons at once (which warms my heart and tells me that maybe I can in fact write erotica for a living, thank you so much) and the amount of lovely emails, including emails that challenge me on my more negative traits in writing (which I love as well) just overwhelms me. Truly, I’m blessed to be with you all.
Gonig forward, my goals are twofold – I’ll be working on an edited version of Being More Social for my followers, and I’ll be trying to keep the momentum up with my writing. thank you all once again so much for everything you do, and everything you are. I’ll talk to you all next week.