Update on Dark Skies, 11/29/11
Kinky
esotericfallacy
This has been one hell of a month. I had wanted to update Dark Skies soon as well as a new project that I intend to run simultaneously. Unfortunately, with NaNoWriMo (for which I was MLing), the holidays, family drama, and issues with my apartment/getting things cleaned, I just haven't had the emotional strength or the time to really finish it. However, I think it should be done fairly soon. Might be the first week of December. I'm just bummed because I wanted it to be this month. At any rate, things should be a lot easier once the next few weeks are over and I've finished everything I need to get done.

After this chapter, updates should be a little more regular. I want to keep people coming back, not fearing the story will just fizzle out and never update again. I promise not to do that ever! I've just had a lot of unpleasant stuff coming up over the last few weeks, and I've been sick on top of it, as well as staying with my mother so I've had no privacy or quiet at all. Not a winning combination, but I did beat NaNo, so hey!

Anyway, expect an update soon! Thank you for those who are reading for your continued support. It really means a lot!

Conclusions!
Kinky
esotericfallacy
All right, after talking to a few people, I have come to some conclusions regarding the chapter, the summary, and the unrelated MMF theme. I'm back to work on chapter four, hoping to make it much stronger to override any potential confusion brought on by chapter three. There were some good points made about a lack of dialogue in that chapter, as well as a blurring of the line between vagueness and disorientation. Fortunately, many more people seemed to like it than dislike it, and it was actually people who liked the chapter who really gave me a new perspective. I knew that something was off, but I couldn't pinpoint what. Well, now I know!

After an overwhelmingly positive response, I WILL be writing and eventually posting that mutual MMF story. (Well, I would have been writing it anyway, but now I'm posting it, too!) If you like the idea of a girl and two guys all loving one another equally, keep an eye out for that. I've never written it before, but I'm looking forward to playing with it.

The summary on Dark Skies has been changed after all. I have limited space in many of the places that I post, so I had to keep it short. Hopefully, though, I strengthened the hook for future viewers. Anyway, just wanted to wrap that up. Hope to have the next chapter finished soon! I keep getting distracted by shiny new ideas, but I got a decent amount of work done on this chapter and the next today. Fingers crossed.

Ugh, I should have been asleep hours ago, but I have too much on my mind, and I keep wanting to write. Now I have to get up in like four hours. x_x Good night!

Questions about Dark Skies and a random theme
Kinky
esotericfallacy
I had a breakthrough the other night, and a big rush of ideas came to fill the holes in my plot for Dark Skies. I had the basic idea, but there were still things I hadn't fleshed out yet; now, with the exception of one technical difficulty that I'll work out later, I pretty much know exactly where this is all going. That kind of makes stopping to edit difficult, because I just want to keep writing, but I'm working on getting it smoothed out so I can post again.

Not sure who's reading, but if you are, I had three questions. First, related to Dark Skies, would you say there's something weird about chapter three? Or maybe a strong change in tone, other than it being more chaotic as it's in Luke's perspective? Do you think people assume that I think actual drug withdrawal is the same? Or maybe the withdrawal just grosses people out. The reason I ask is because I released a clunkier version of chapters 1-3 over two years ago, and my readers seemed to thin out at chapter three. Made me wonder. But we'll see when I post four. So far three has done fine this time, but I'm not sure if it's doing better than the other two chapters or not. The goal is to build your readership, so I wonder if perhaps there's something off.

Second question: Do you think my description of the story leaves something to be desired? Would you have passed it by otherwise, but ended up pleasantly surprised when you checked it out? Or did you come in because of the summary? A long time ago, I had another story that got a lot of attention, even though it was crap, haha. I wonder if there's something that I've done differently since then, just because I'm not having the same kind of success I used to on sites like AFF, etc, even though my writing has (in my opinion) vastly improved. I'm not complaining, of course. I have some awesome readers. I just have to wonder what's up this time, and I've never asked anyone about my presentation before.

Final question, unrelated to the first two: Would you read a story wherein the main pairing is M/M/F? I've been wanting to write something like that for a while, and I'm curious to know if I should bother releasing it online. Personally I'd love to see more love between three people like that, even though I'm not personally polyamorous. There's just something about the rather typical M/F/F expectation in a threesome being turned into M/M/F where the woman isn't just some sort of sex tool for the men while they're careful not to touch one another. I would really love to see more with the love being spread equally among the three. What about you?

Little writing adventure quirks
Kinky
esotericfallacy
I've been posting my stories all over the place lately, and it's brought me a lot of interesting, very awesome readers. The one thing that's kind of funny, though, is this reoccurring issue that I never had a problem with in the past. See, when I did Lock and Key, I had an update mailing list, and people eagerly signed up to be notified when I mentioned it. Thinking that eventually I would maybe (hopefully) reach that level of popularity again, fingers crossed, I set one up from the beginning to help people keep up. On LJ, people have asked to join, but no one else on any other site has opted to use that particular option. They'll follow my page or fav my fic or something, but then I get requests that lead to this conversation:

Random Person: Hey! If it's not too much trouble, could you possibly notify me by leaving a comment on my profile when you update this story. I understand if you're too busy.

Me: Oh, actually, I have a mailing list that you can join if you'd like to be reminded of when I release a chapter or a new story. All I need is your e-mail address, so you can send it to me in a private message or whatever works for you.

Random Person: *no answer*

Lol, I mean, this has happened a few times now, so I'm wondering if it's just that people are lazy, just aren't getting back to me, or what. Do they think I'm secretly a spam robot that lures people in with tales of sexy boys? ...Oh god, I really hope they haven't guessed my secret!

Fic: Dark Skies Looming Over- Chapter Three
Kinky
esotericfallacy
Okay, I lied. I'm sorry! I meant to post it in the morning, but I was feeling ill and I ran out of time before I had to leave the house. But I am posting it on the same day I said I would, at least! I'm not completely satisfied with this chapter, so I may go back and do a bit more editing later. However, it won't be anything that changes the plot.

Title: Dark Skies Looming Over
Author: Esoteric Fallacy
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: Prostitution, Violence, Abuse, Sex, Drugs, etc.
Archive: Chapter One, Chapter Two

Summary: Adam is a jaded, cynical man who sees the world in shades of gray, until troubled Luke stumbles into his life and inadvertently drags him into a bizarre, twisted place full of things Adam never believed could exist.





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(Crossposted to yaoi, brokenboys, originalyaoi, restless_hands, violentboylove, yaoi_smut_fics, original_slash, ah_gayfiction)


Chapter three is done!
Kinky
esotericfallacy
I wanted to post it tonight, but I think I need to read over it one more time with fresh eyes, so I'll post it tomorrow morning. I have a million appointments tomorrow, and I have to hang out with my friends that night, but I'm pretty sure I can squeeze in time for posting.

I'm eager to release the chapter so that I can start working on the next few. The editing for this one drove me nuts and I'm still not 100% satisfied, but close enough. I hope everyone enjoys it. Once people start liking the story, the pressure is on to keep them coming back for more!

Just a reminder, if you want to know the current status of any of my fics, you can follow me on twitter where I update my progress:

http://twitter.com/#!/EsotericFallacy

Thanks, guys!

Twitter
Kinky
esotericfallacy
Not a story update, but I've decided that facebook isn't the place for my fic status needs. I'm now on twitter, and you can follow me there if you would like. I'll be using it to update the status of my fics as I work on them in case anyone is curious. You can find my profile here:

http://twitter.com/#!/EsotericFallacy

I hope you're all doing well! Chapter three of Dark Skies is coming up soon, and I'm also on my way to posting a new, lighter fic.

Fic: Dark Skies Looming Over- Chapter Two
Kinky
esotericfallacy
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Fic: Dark Skies Looming Over- Chapter One
Kinky
esotericfallacy
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Short Fic: Forget-Me-Not
Kinky
esotericfallacy
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