I'm a little confused and frustrated. There are a lot of readers on SOL who like my story, based upon the positive feedback I've received. Some more than others. There are also some readers who do not like my story. That's okay because everyone is different and while it would be nice, if all the readers thought my writing was wonderful, it isn't a realistic expectation.
One of the things that confuses me is, I've recently received negative comments because the commenter thinks there is too much sex in my story(?). I was in chapter 34 before I introduced any actual sex into the story and I thought I did it tastefully after a realistic build up. By chapter 34 I had been posting to this story for more than five months real time and about ten months story time. I had a lot of feedback, before that point, asking me when Rob and Kay were going to get together, physically. I held off until I thought the time was right for them.
Today I posted chapter 39. Chapters 36, 37 and 38 have some sex in them, a lot when compared with before chapter 34. I don't think that means the whole story has a lot of sex or is all sex all the time (as one person commented). I'm trying for a realistic balance as I portray a couple, who do not have good memories of their prior experiences and are getting involved with each other completely but cautiously (as I wish real life always was).
SOL is a site for amateur writers to post stories of erotica. That is what I'm writing, within the bigger picture of a couple coming together, deciding to join their lives and their futures. I'm frustrated because there are readers who come to SOL and apparently do not want to read about sex between consenting adults. Sex between adults is a very real and very important part of an intimate relationship. I'm giving fair warning here, I will be posting other chapters with sex as explicit as what I've already posted.
I have to keep reminding myself with the paraphrase; you can please all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time but you can't please all of the people all of the time. I hope each of you are among those that are pleased with my story and my writing.
Until next time.
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