Just a status update today, followed by a ramble.
Last night, I finished writing out the final part of Deepening Desires. It’s in a pretty raw form, since I wanted to just get all the ideas I still had down onto the page, but it’s there, and it’s complete. I’ll be editing it tomorrow, and hopefully submitting it either tomorrow evening or early Sunday.
The final part of Partner Programming will be the same. With luck, both will be submitted to Amazon by Sunday morning. It will be great to get these off my plate.
As I mentioned previously, I’ve been having a lot of ideas of late, but I’ve also noticed that my stories often vary widely in their content. Stories like On Call, or Gun Bunnies, or even Proteus, feature strong, frequent, sexual elements. They also break down into serial chapters much better because of this. Every part can fit the Erotic Mind Control genre because it’s easy to get those components into the stories.
Other stories, like Deepening Desires, Spell Bound, and many of the ideas that I’ve been bouncing around of late, don’t really fit as well into those molds. Spell Bound, for example, was supposed to be more of a magical adventure story. While there can be MC elements along the way, trying to maintain it as a primary focus of the story just isn’t possible. I could just start new stories of similar kind (e.g. another guy finds some magic, controls a couple girls, the end) but that’s not what I want to write. I want to write a good adventure story that is primarily that, but also doesn’t shy away from sex, and may meander to control frequently, but not more often than it needs to.
A couple more of the ideas that I’ve been having are similar. Also, Deepening Desires has shown me, without a doubt, that I don’t need to have heavy sex, or even heavy control, to write a good story that still appeals to people who like mind control.
All of this comes together to tell me that I’m now writing more than one kind of story, and I’m beginning to wonder if publishing everything under a single pen name is the way to go. To that end, unless I really change my mind in the next few days, I’m going to be starting another pen name. I’ve known all along that if I start writing “all ages” material, I’d start a new one, but I think I need to start one even to split up my adult oriented material. Unlike if I was starting a mainstream author, I’m not as worried about these being kept apart, so I’ll announce the new author here.
Stories that fit the primary EMC mold, such as On Call/Remote Control, Proteus, Hypno Hospitality, etc. will stay under Tri3Ax. The split isn’t about control style, so Doctor Goodman’s Practice will stay under Tri3Ax as well.
Stories that don’t quite fit, such as being more romance, adventure, etc. will now be under my new pen name, Amy Sadal. I’m going to leave Tri3Ax as a co-author on anything published in the past. The existing stories that will move over to the new name are Deepening Desires, Playing with Kitty, and Spell Bound. New stuff will be released under that name as well.
My hope with this is that people will be able to better find what they’re looking for, but also that I’ll be able to get exposed to a wider audience. Many of the stories I release get aggregated (by Amazon recommendations) to be presented to the same people, who are only looking for hard core control/domination stories. I’m hoping that my new author name will be able to branch out to people looking for stuff on the softer side. I expect that Amy will have infrequent releases (probably one a month, maybe only one every two months) but that they’ll be longer.
As always, thanks for your support. I know a lot of this probably doesn’t matter to most people (see story, read story, enjoy, and the like) but I do like having some people to share my ideas with. I’ve been enjoying my writing very much this year, but I take enough pride in my work that I want people to be able to find me, but also to know that what they’re getting is what they want. Having everything in one giant bucket doesn’t really seem to be the best way, any more.
Until next time.