I had hoped that Literotica would take down my stories and just leave one or two up for some free advertising, but it’s been a week and I’m getting frustrated because they are delaying me. So, I just told them to delete the entire account. I’ll create a new one if I want. Maybe post a steamy tale. Maybe not. I don’t really care anymore. Thinking about it, those people are a lot less likely to go buy a good, well-written story when they can read an unending stream of mediocre ones for free. There’s plenty of much more effective places to advertise.
It’s been 5 days. I’ve had no response from Literotica and my stories are still up. If they are still up in the morning, I have another idea for getting a response. Two ideas, actually. Hopefully, it doesn’t piss them off too much. So, while I wait, I started working on another story. It’s a story that I’ve never published, so I’m going to finish it. I’ve been told that stories of this nature are expected to be between 6K and 12K words. This will be a series of 3 or 4 stories. The first one is 9,300, so that should fit in perfectly. I finished it, self-edited it, showed it to someone else, who added some editorial notes, created the cover art for the cover, and sent it to an actual editor. I’m just waiting for him to return it with any suggestions. Otherwise, everything is set to go. It’s just a matter of pushing the button at Amazon, and uploading it to Smashwords. I should add this blog into the End Matter under my contact section.
Today is when it all started. After a particularly rough day at work, I’d had enough. I’ve proven that I can take the spark of an idea, turn it into a story, and write it well enough that people will enjoy my work. I got everything that I could think of set up: A new email account, separate banking account, an account on Amazon KDP, an account at Smashwords, PayPal, WordPress, Adobe Stock Photo, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram bugged out and is now locked but I’ll see what I can do, another email inbox specifically devoted to the new email, a Facebook page, and I’m looking to see if there’s anything else that I need to do. I’m going to update and rewrite my stories with all of the lessons that I’ve learned since I began. I’ve requested that all of my stories at Literotica except two be taken down: The original version of Cat chapter 1 (now called Cat’s Tale: The First Lesson), and a short story that I wrote specifically for another author. That one wasn’t so popular, but I didn’t care. I wrote a targeted story incorporating everything that I knew about her and sent it to her. She said it was the best present that she ever got. She’s the one who asked me to put it up for everyone to see. It wasn’t meant for everyone.