Okay, that’s enough moping around. Time to bash the black dog’s head in with a shovel. Who am I kidding, I doubt I could stop writing even if I had to. I enjoy it too much and I’m not going to allow a spot of holier-than-thou bullying poison the satisfaction I get from writing these stories. I’m probably worrying about nothing anyway. One of the problems with writing horror is that the mind gets very good at spinning out a scenario and stringing together the worst combination of outcomes. I doubt the person was credible and even if they were the most it would likely amount to is some awkward conversations with my workmates.
(Note: this is my situation. For other writers of erotica the circumstances might be very different, which is why an attitude of “They should write under their own name so we know who they are” is the mark of an ignorant asshole.)
I’ve had a week to think things over and I’m going to make a few minor changes. I let myself drift a little too close to the world of “serious” writing. My personal opinion is those online communities are toxic. They’re highly politicized and if – like me – you don’t fit rigidly within a political ideology you get a clubbing from whichever side you get too close to. I don’t think they’re healthy for budding writers either as they’re stultifying environments detrimental to creativity.
(Some might be reading this and thinking: Hey, that doesn’t sound like the warm and friendly community I know.
Well bully for you. Your face fit, someone taught you the secret handshake, or you found an entry point manned by the many decent people I hope don’t feel as if I’m tarring them with the same brush.
Unfortunately I saw a lot of unpleasant sneering assholes, took one too many brickbats to the face and decided I was better off staying right the fuck out of it all.)
“Serious” writing appears to have forgotten the contract between writer and reader and become obsessed on the things that are only ever proxies to this contract between writer and reader. If you write something and even if only ten people read it and enjoy it, congratulations, you have still increased the overall happiness of the world. Do not let anyone else try to tell you otherwise. Only the worst kind of person tries to dictate to everyone else what their fantasies should be.
That’s another sticky black hateball I had to get off my chest. I hope I’m not going to make a habit of this, otherwise I’ll have to stick a note on the blog – “It has been 7 days since Many-Eyed Hydra’s last online meltdown.”
Plus I assume you’re all here for the sexy succubus action, not a bunch of whiny ranting from someone who should be old enough and wise enough to know better.
The tl;dr version – Fuck the snobs and holier-than-thou bullies, I’m not going to stop writing the stories I enjoy writing.
To show I am most emphatically not done with this writing lark and as a thank you I’ll post one of the stories I have saved for the next collection. There’s even going to be a choice:
Busted Bankster: A city trader is drawn into a deadly cage fight with a succubus and is smothered by her large breasts.
A Special Tube of Lube: A work-at-home software developer is given a sensual ‘4 hands’ massage by two busty students that ends up with them demonstrating a very special tube of lube.
A Real Life Goo Girl: A researcher studying an unusual slime girl brought back from H-space is trapped in the lab with her when she escapes.
Pick the one that most takes your fancy and let me know in the comments. I’ll post the one with the most votes tomorrow.
(don’t pick the one I haven’t finished editing yet . . . don’t pick the one I haven’t finished editing yet . . .)
Thank you all for your messages of support and I'm sorry for being stupid enough to allow myself to get distracted from what's important - supplying the world with sexy succubus smut. Next week normal service should be resumed. I’ll wrap up the walkthrough of Violated Hero 4 and after that I have some reviews of some other monster girl hentai games I’ve played recently.
And of course I'll keep scribbling away on new stories/chapters, it's what I enjoy doing.