Recently I received an email from an individual that read one of my stories. He liked, in general, the story but hated the violence in the story. He explored some of my other stories and found that violence is a common theme in my stories. His suggestion to me was to turn off the option for voting, so I don't get discouraged by the low scores and explained to me that certain people read the stories despite the warnings and codes indicating that there is violence, death, and murder and vote it low because of that fact.
I have received this suggestion on several occasions; I should turn off the score option. Usually, from a fan worried I will change my style, moderate the violence, or stop writing altogether. I'm not going to do turn off the score option - everyone can express their opinion that way. If they really like it or really hate the story, they are welcome and encouraged to email me. Would like higher scores? Sure, but I'm not cutting out the violence - the stories are reflections of what I have seen, they are a way for me to get my demons out in a non-destructive way, therapy for my soul.
I know I'm not a great writer, I'm not even a very good writer. I will try to become a better writer, but the subject matter stays for it is what it is. I will attempt to tell a story when I write. I will strive to have a beginning a middle and an end. The stories I write should have more than just sex or just violence, perhaps sometimes they don't.
I love y'all and appreciate all of your ever so kind, and not so kind, comments. Keep them coming!