The curse of date-themed collections strikes again. I don't think I'm going to hit the date I need this month without some severe rushing, and if I do that there's a risk I'm going to end up with error-filled stories that aren't as enjoyable to read because I was stupid enough to suck the enjoyment out of writing them by trying to force-march myself through an arbitrary deadline. Normally I subscribe more to the no-nonsense, words-on-page pulp-writer ethos rather than precious-little-snowflake "literary" noodling, but that's not an excuse to rush out crap to foist on the reader. I might write smut, but I take pride in writing good-quality smut! :)
The last couple of collections I've been writing stories specifically to fit those collections. This isn't working as well as I'd like as when I feel I "have" to write certain stories, procrastination and distraction behaviour kicks in.
(Plus I think readers can tell when something looks forced)
I'm going to switch to ChaosWriting for a while and write the ideas that seem hot'n'sexy at the time until I've built up a nice buffer of fresh material. That should mean better stories and less last-minute panicking (and also more Succubus Summoning). I'm not going to sit on all of these, so expect some new stories/chapters to show up here and on places like Literotica at frequent intervals throughout 2014. The main thing I want to change is to organise my time better so that I'm not still writing/editing a book in the same month it's due to come out. That time should be for promotion only.
I know some people were looking forward to "A Real-Life Goo Girl". I do have a surplus of original stories for the next collection (although unfortunately not as complete as I'd like), so I'll be posting that up here later today.
The next book should now be Succubus Summoning 201. At least that one isn't dependent on a specific date.
Date-themed collections, why did I think that was a good idea. Sigh... :)