I have finished writing the Sacrifice. I know, I know. You've heard that one before.
It was finished in May (5 months ago), but I didn't like the way it ended. It took a while, but I split chapter 4 into two and added a lot of new material. So now, it is a five-part story and I feel much more satisfied with it.
It could use more work. I would really like to make the sex scenes longer and more intense, but I have decided that enough is enough. It's time to be done with this project and move on to one of the many other stories that need my attention.
Chapter 4 was submitted for approval today. Chapter 5 was also submitted, but I have asked that it be posted next week.
The story ends with five chapters.
The Sacrifice was a difficult story for me to write because of the dark subject matter. It was really difficult to separate myself from the characters, all of whom are deeply flawed and damaged.
Earl is drunk with power. He is selfish, self-centered, and egotistical. Everyone in the world is an object to be used for his own pleasure.
Sister Anne is a frail, wounded creature, riddled with pain and overwhelmed by guilt and a desperate, unyielding need to be punished and to be loved.
Even Phil is flawed in his inability to forgive, even on his deathbed (sorry if I spoiled anything).
This story is also written in a strange time in my life. While Sister Anne is being plunged into darkness, I am being lifted ever upward. It was difficult for me to write this story about descent, while my star is on the rise. There were many times when I wanted to just be rid of it, but I received many e-mails from fans asking for more.
Thank you for your e-mail and support. Without your kind words, I assure you, this story would never have been finished.
So, now you'll know. What happened to Julie? What will become of Sister Anne and Earl? And what about poor little Perdita? What happened to her?
The Sacrifice, Part 4 should be posted in a few days. Part 5 will follow soon!!!