I'm not sure if the watch alert service shows author journals for those on the watchlist, so I hope that at least some of my regular readers catch this.
So, I've been wondering on to what direction people want the story to move on. I'm not saying that the story is going to progress as a "by request" piece with every possible kink and plot suggestion thrown in to keep it going and everyone's personal preferences satisfied - like every author, I do write for my own pleasure, and for the joy of sharing something that is potentially fun for others, too. I'm not saying that I don't keep an ear out for suggestions and requests, they do help me to clarify things, and inspire to continue writing, and maybe throw in some popular ideas - I think that the events of "Fire in the Hole" were partially instigated by people expressing certain wishes about a certain character.
Thus, I wonder, what attracts people to the story. Is it the smut? The creative ways to reach that yiff? The characters? Their interactions? HIstorical detail? Humour? - not that I consider it to be particularly funny, though I have my moments, perhaps.
Maybe I should test it out, and write a non-yiff chapter, to see how well the characters and their story carries on even when there isn't the additional aspect of some hard core sex involved.
What I'm NOT trying to do is to say" boohoohoo, fans, why do you abandon the story??????" or anything silly and stupid like that. I'm just wondering on what keeps my regular readers reading and what they want to see more.
I've already received nice constructive feedback on this, and i thank everyone who has commented. Everyone partaking in the creation of this story is well appreciated.
So, what do you think, guys?