Today I am posting Chapter 3 of His Blood but I have a bit more to talk about than that.
I know I haven’t spent a lot of time on this blog actually writing blog posts. Last week was an anomaly but it felt a bit good for me. Many of my posts have been really just announcements that I have a new chapter posted. I’ve decided to change that. I’ve decided I am going to try and give you a new blog post each week as well as a story update.
These blog posts will probably be sorted into one of three categories, with a lot of cross over among the three. I see this blog being about writing, BDSM, and obviously Harry Potter fan-fiction. So each week I plan to write something a bit more substantial that has to do with one or more of these categories. I don’t really have a plan on what I will be writing each week but except that they will relate to one of these categories.
One thing I have been thinking a lot about recently is the fact I tend not to stick to a particular pairing in my writing. For me any pair is free game as long as the fit the story I want to tell. Now a lot of times this means there are some things that these pairings have in common. I tend to pair off dark dominate men with with heroic submissive women. This isn’t because I think that all men are dark or all women are submissive. I match these pairs and write stories this way simply because this is the combination that I enjoy telling stories about.
I think I may have mentioned last week that I feel like my broader collection of pairings actually ends up impairing my ability to gain more readers.
My total lack of any real writing ability doesn’t help either I’m sure. Sometimes I consider limiting myself more and focusing on one pair. But this I have to think of who that would be and the very idea of having to choose makes my head spin.
If I went purely by the numbers of hits I get to different stories I would have to say Hermione/Harry as Smell of Submission gets more hits than any other work by a lot. But here is a dirty little secret of mine… The golden trio are my least favorite characters to write about. I have two main reasons for this. First is that I think it is a whole lot easier for me to mess them up. They are the main characters of the cannon books, so you get to know them pretty well. Lesser fleshed out characters are much easier to make into what I need them to be for the story. The second reason is that I feel like we got a whole series of following them around already. They’ve had their time in the limelight, lets give someone else a chance!
That isn’t to say I don’t enjoy writing the Sense of Submission series. I think this twist I have given the universe makes for a something new and interesting. If you’ve seen my table of continues you know I am planning 5 stories in total and I just wouldn’t do that if I didn’t like what was going on.
So if I am not going to choose the most popular pair than how would I even choose? I don’t really think I even have a favorite overall. I usually just have a favorite of the moment, which can literally change from hour to hour. As I am writing this, if I really had to choose a favorite right now I guess I would have to say Ginny/Lord Voldemort, but I am pretty sure that won’t last the hour…
So that brings me back to just writing a verity of pairings and playing it by what I am into at the moment and what fits the story best. I’m interested to know what you guys think. What pairing of mine is your favorite? I’m going to put a poll here so it will be an easy question to answer.