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November 29, 2013
Posted at 11:05 am
 

If life gives you melons – then you may be dyslexic.

If life gives you melons - then you may be dyslexic. Try to make lemonade any way you have to spell it.

That is the title to chapter 17 of my new, old, story "Hard Times". I say "new old" because I started writing it years ago but shelved it to finish Family Feud.

As it is Thanksgiving I thought I would say that I give thanks to the admins who spend their precious time updating and maintaining this website. I don't think I would have the patience to make all the updates.

"Oh this ninny, she made one error in her story and resubmitted it the next day. Why can't she correct her story BEFORE she uploads it?" is what I'd say everytime someone like me re-uploads a chapter.


I am thankful for editors who take the time to read a story and go through and help with continuity and grammar! It is not a glorious job - they do it for the love of the story and the site. Thank you!

I am thankful for readers. I notice sometimes that I don't get a heck of a lot of readers compared to other stories.

I suppose BDSM/naughty stories like the ones I write are a little taboo and don't have the broad appeal. I have learned to live with it.

If someone takes the time to write to me constructive feedback - ideas, encouragement etc. That means so much.

So to the freaky and loyal readers who like my kind of longer fiction - I thank you.

To the other authors on the site I thank you.

I would not write fiction if you had not plowed the way for me to be able to do it. I tend to write a story about characters that are interesting to me because I need a certain amount of exposition and set-up to get into the story. I write the kind of story I would want to read if someone else wrote one like it.

I feel like I am doing the work of previous authors like Vulgus and Redleggedtiger who wrote stories that they might like to read as well. There are other people out there who will be influenced and keep writing stories like yours that you might find and enjoy one day and enhance the genre you pioneered.

(And yes, Vulgus and Redleggedtiger - I am thanking you by name).

I am thankful for the reviewers - I have reviewed a couple stories myself and I encourage people who read a lot to consider taking up the cause.

What is great about reviews is that it helps the demographic that would be interested in your story - find it more easily.

A story like Family Feud has four books and dozens of chapters. Someone may be concerned about investing that kind of time in it - if it is not up their alley. Is it all fluff or short little vignettes? or did this woman really write on average 17-20 pages of text in each chapter? and was that text GOOD or just drivel?

I would be thankful to see a review of some of my stories but I have not so far. It kind of needs a constructive review.

I am thankful for friends, family, work, health, and another day to see the sunrise and set. (Okay, I am kidding, I am asleep at sunrise - but you know what I mean).

to people who do nothing but complain, whine and troll - eat a dick.