If nothing else, the thing I’m most grateful for in this ‘season’ of my writing is that I’m able to focus on one story at a time. I structured my ‘seasons’ format for two reasons – one, an idea I had early on could never be permanently out-voted, and every idea would have its day and its audience at some point, and two, I never wanted to write half a story then not touch it again until two full stories later. In my opinion, as one writes a story, their head needs to be at least somewhat in the story the entire time you write it.
It’s like a telephone call – maybe sometimes the connection is less than stellar, but the moment you completely lose connection, you have to dial the number all over again. In the same way, as soon as you completely let go of a story, you have to find your way back to it. And if you’re me, it sucks. It takes a lot of time. I don’t really enjoy writing more than one story at once, especially when they connect to one another and have shared characters etc.
At this point, this is kind of unavoidable. Those who have followed me for a while know that not only am I writing my erotica, I’m also writing the plot and dialogue for a small-scale video game. As well, I’m currently writing a screenplay in collaboration with someone else. So the ‘multiple stories’ thing is sadly unavoidable, so it’s all the better that I’m only writing one piece of erotica at this time. I’m sure many of you can feel in the story that we’re approaching its ending, while how far away the ending is isn’t clear. That said, a lot of my extra time spent not doing work related to the game or screenplay (or other stuff to keep me afloat) is spent perfectly my stories to make sure the dilution of my headspace isn’t affecting the stories and their quality. If nothing else, I’d rather take longer to create a better piece than to take a shorter time to create something rushed. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you all how long I take – you’ve noticed. 😉 I’ll talk to you all next week.