July 31, 2010

In Which I Don’t Write Erotica

I’ve got two solid story ideas right now.

The only problem is that they are two solid furry porn story ideas.

Both of them sound like a lot of fun. One is Brer’s fault, whether he likes it or not. Both would potentially focus on characters and actual potential romance. Both would have the fucked-up kinks I enjoy without being all raep tyme like most stories involving them are. I mean, I do think they’re very solid furry porn story ideas.

But let’s face it: I’ve been so out of it I’ve been having trouble keeping up with this blog every day. I don’t think I’ve really been doing a great job with that either. Writing something, putting effort into something like that, where I couldn’t share it with most of the people I know, just really bothers me. Writing is work. It’s work I find rewarding, but it is work. Putting that much work into a story like that, when I could be working on other things… my brain won’t let me do it.

I don’t want to come off like I’m belittling people who write good erotica. I appreciate a good erotic story, certainly, and there’s definitely a strong craft to it and nothing at all wrong with it. I just don’t feel like that’s a strong point of my own writing. Additionally, I feel like the people who work on those things are people who have a readerbase made up of people who don’t care about that sort of thing. I could share these stories with, I dunno… Brer, Kale, Ecks… maybe Cris if she wanted to read. That’s basically it. As much as I enjoy those people and love them, it wouldn’t really be a story for them. It’s really all about my kinks. They’d be nice and read it, and hopefully like it, but I wouldn’t be doing them a favor.

I just really have, and always have had, problems motivating myself on issues about myself. This is a me thing, writing these stories, so I can’t get myself motivated. If I was about someone else, they’d already be written. I know it.

They’re really good ideas, though. Sometime, maybe, I’ll let them out. Or maybe not.

Well, you could fade to black at certain points to avoid squicking out your friends, and then fill in the rest later. Most of the good porn stories I’ve read would have worked without explicit sex.

Alternatively, you could get into the mindset of writing them for other furries and post the stories on FA or something–I’d definitely check them out.

Comment by S — July 31, 2010 @ 1:37 am

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