Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Redemption at the Rose Saloon

Well, what do you know? I wrote a new story. It's shorter than  my other Kindle offerings at only 22k words, but I'm happy with it. For a long time I've been browsing TG titles on Amazon and looking for what was missing. I've read my fill of feminized in the office, by the wife, turned into a maid, stories, not that aren't some great ones out there, but I hadn't really seen many (any?) TG stories set in the old West.

I was really anticipating writing a number of "shorts" like this one and publishing them in a collection, but as usual, once I have something written, I like to share it.

I screwed up my last two titles by publishing them elsewhere. I didn't realize to be a part of Amazon's "KDP Select" program it had to be exclusively offered through them. Oops. Oh well, I have this one solely on Amazon, so hopefully that won't be an issue.

I've been rethinking covers, too. I like drawing my own, but it does occur to me I might do better with public domain or royalty free photo covers. I think I'd still be tempted to buy a couple of photos and composite my own little creation, but I'm wondering if photo covers look better than painted covers. The vast majority of covers I see are probably royalty free or paid for photos.

I realize now that I made a mistake with "Her Turn". I'd originally published the first part on Literotica and there were enough comments expecting a certain ending that I changed how I decided to write it. I know better. You don't write for anyone but yourself. If someone has guessed the ending, so be it. There are a lot of good things in Her Turn's second half, but the first half is just better. I was trying to write the ultimate hypno-feminization story, one that I'd want to read again and again. I got off to a good start, but I think I lost my way.



Anonymous said...

Well of course there are the Eerie Saloon stories by Christopher Leeson and Ellie Dauber, which are set in a similar period to yours and IIRC also feature the James Gang characters in some episodes.

It's obviously a setting that will appeal more to US citizens than we Britons but in any case I prefer more modern eras. I'll still give it a go as I enjoyed both LBG and My Turn. Though the latter did disappoint somewhat in the final update.

Most Amazon TG fiction is very poorly written as well as over-priced and very brief.


Thomas the Tame said...

I wasn't happy in the long run with Her Turn either. I wish I'd stopped after the first half and just published it there but with my original ending. Redemption is shorter than my normal, but I hope it turned out well.

There is quite a bit of Amazon fiction that is not well written, but I prefer to remain positive. My latest happy discovery is a book called "Acquisition" by Solar Harris. I really enjoyed it.

jennyele said...

I loved this story and would welcome more along these lines!