I decided to nix my post on how various sources out there are manipulating the messages we receive via TV, the internet, etc… I got a couple of likes, one intelligent comment and a whole lot of looks but nothing else. Between that last fact and losing one follower after I published… Well, message received.
I get it a little. I re-read it and was frustrated that I rambled a bit and drifted between a couple of supporting points or arguments. To do it right would require an entire series articles on the general patterns of manipulation that are used to play communication games. Here, I’d have to leave political and social references out too. People just don’t want to hear that the environmental movement is a great thing, BUT that they’re hurting their own cause with distorted facts. They’re hardly the only cause like that too. News lies are always only the other side too… *le sigh*
Soooo… Getting back to the regrouping part… Not only have I decided to set that stuff aside, I have been working on Witchfire’s material also. Mainly re-reading and seeing where I’ve gone wrong, mapping the new story, discussing plot ideas and character developments with Deanna Troi and Comixfana, etc…
I’m realizing how dialog tag heavy the stories are thus far as one needed fix. Probably some of my other erotica could use that fix also.
Deanna Troi has been insistent that I’ve been too vague in my revelations about the greater evil lurking behind the villains, so I’m working on how to change that without giving away the whole farm in chapter one. 🙂
I think I’ve been a bit inconsistent with my portrayal of Krystal / Witchfire also. Sometimes she acts the part of a vixen, sometimes she’s come across as if she was 15 and unsure of herself and what she wants. I think I would have gotten called on that more if so much of her behavior couldn’t be explained away by her world being turned upside down.
There will probably be a few minor “RetCon”s also as I change a few small facts here and there to fit how she’s currently envisioned and the new direction the stories will take.
The biggest lesson I’ve learn though is to follow the rules for writing about sitting down, focusing and working without distractions. No pressure to meet artificial deadlines either. Relax, focus, get it done and get it done right. When it’s quality, then I’ll release it. Stress kills my creativity faster than anything.
Lastly, just as Witchfire is going to start being truer to herself, I’m going to be doing the same. Her stories were meant to be kinky, and it’s time I stopped worrying about if I might offend somebody.
THAT said, I will still keep ALL my stories and any related digital art off my main page. I *do* respect that a few of you come here for the other posts, and that others just may not want to worry about a NSFW email notification. That much is courtesy to readers and as much of an attempt as I can make within the bounds of WP’s system to keep within laws regarding risque material.