Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Quickie anyone?

I need to preface this with an apology for my lack of presence here at KEA. My home-life has been hectic to say the least. Summer is at its end, finally, and I will have more time for blogging and that thing called my writing career, which has recently taken a backseat, very soon.

With the little time I have had, I've taken writing a short story into serious consideration. It's very difficult to delve into an emotional, full-length novel when you can only snatch twenty minutes here and there to actually work on something. Having such tight time constraints makes eighty thousand words seem insurmountable. A ten thousand word quickie looks very appealing in contrast.

I have to be in the mood to read them myself. When I am, an erotic amuse-bouche can be very tasty. I like them to be the perfect bite, if you will -- hot, steam-my-panties-off sex and the right amount of kink. I have an affection for shorts that focus on one particular fetish, whatever that may be.

The thing is, do readers actually like short stories? Why or why not?

4 comments:

  1. Oh, I love short stories. I think they're a great way to test out a new-to-me author.

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  2. As an avid reader, and writer, of erotic short stories, I could give you a shopping list of why I love them so much. But it sounds to me like you're grappling with the question of "is it worth my time?"
    It depends on how much satisfaction you get out of writing it. If you have little time to write, and you're like me, get the biggest writing 'high' only after the story is finished, then you should go for it. But if it's only going to piss you off that you don't have as much time as you want to flesh out the characters, delve a little deeper into their kinky worlds, then maybe it's not worth the frustration.
    But in my view, ANY writing is better than NO writing. I get really frustrated when I don't feel like I have any time to write at all.

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  3. I tend to not read short stories because I know that if good, then it ends too soon! There is nothing better than being engaged in an amazing book, then realizing you still have 200 pages to go!

    The short stories I do read usually have very, very unique premises

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