Friday, May 22, 2015

I need your help!

So - I'm almost finished with another novel (I have maybe a week or two's worth of work before I get to editing), and I was wondering a few things.  Maybe you all can help me out in the comments section.

First, what do you all think of a short story anthology featuring my previously published work in addition to a new story or two?  If you're wondering about the quality of said work, please see MY PAGE ON FICTIONMANIA.  I was thinking of taking the non-Omar Bell stories, and combining them into a single volume to be published on Amazon. 

My issue is that, first, I'm not completely sold on the quality.  I could edit them, rewriting the weak parts, but that may prove to be more work than it's worth.  Second, I don't know if there's a market for that sort of compilation.  My instinct tells me that there is, but I'm not a hundred percent sure.

Which brings me to the next question - is there a market for the Omar Bell stories?  If so, I'd love to publish the whole series in one volume. 

My thought process is that publishing these two ideas may allow me to reach a few more readers than I normally would.  That said, I don't know that I want work of questionable quality (in the case of the non-Omar Bell stories) or controversial material representing me to potential readers.  So I ask you all (being that you represent the target demographic) - what do you think?

And lastly, what genre do you all think I should focus on next?  I'm developing a mind-control story as my next project (the one that's just about finished).  I have a life-swap story outlined, and I'm nearly ready to begin writing an age-regression story.  I have a few other ideas (one that focuses on fraternity sissies springs to mind).  Of course, I'm also planning a deep science fiction story that involves time travel and a gender role-reversed future (it's the continuation of the timeline which began in An Experiment). 

However, even amidst those ideas, I'm always eager to hear your suggestions.  So suggest away!

Oh - and one more thing!  Thanks for being fans!  For that, you get an extra caption for today!


12 comments:

  1. Personally, I like the Omar Bell series. They were different in a good sort of way. And the anthology aspect might be good....(i know i haven't reviewed your latest work, actually, I am only part way through), but I will. I promised and I will follow through. I wouldn't worry about controversial material---i sort of enjoy pushing the limits. Mind control stories fascinate me, as I can attest to the power of custom made subliminals. Fraternity sissies, or sorority sissies---they both work. Go for it, Nikki.

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    1. This one is a story about magical mind control - not subliminal or hypnotic suggestions. Effectively, I give the protagonist the power to manipulate anyone into doing anything he wants them to do. Of course, that means some very creative poetic justice, revenge, and all-around good fun involving a wide variety of transformations.

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  2. if i could have it my way it'd be nice if you did a full story based on interracial sissy captions (http://interracialforcedfemcaps.blogspot.com). i really like those characters but most of the stories are very short. i think you have a way of making long stories worth the read and add emotion and sexuality to it. so it'd be cool to see a full length story of bobby in his sissy world living out high school trying to be a normal boy and not the sissy slut he's forced to be.

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    1. It's difficult to do those sorts of stories simply because of the logistics involved in that sort of world. That, and I'm not one to steal from another artist. I think Wes does a wonderful job, and I'd hate to encroach on what he's doing over there. However, I do have an idea for something similar, if that's any consolation.

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  3. The Omar Bell stories are a big turnoff to me, but I would love a fraternity sissy story, those caps are always so hot.

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    1. I know they're not everyone's cup of tea. That's my fear - that my work will become associated with perceived racism, and potential readers might dismiss it out of hand.

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  4. I would like to see new story about gender role reversal future. ;)

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    1. I have a couple planned. The first is the time-travel one mentioned in the post. The second is based on a comment by a feminist writer (can not remember her name for the life of me) who said that her ideal future would have men living separately from an all-female society.

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  5. Me too!
    I'd like to read a story that in the future ALL males will be forced feminization, locked in chastity, and humiliated by the female control government,
    If it's published l'll certainly make a purchase!

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    1. I don't know if I could write a novel about that, simply because it's a thin concept. There's absolutely zero chance of it being grounded in reality - even tenuously. That said, it could be a really good idea for a short story!

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  6. I really think there is a market for the Omar Bell stories and you should seriously consider publishing these, maybe with some new material to tie the stories together. Great caption today and I loved the font you used.

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    1. I don't disagree that there's a market. My issue, as mentioned above, is that I don't necessarily want potential readers to associate my work solely with race-based erotica. If I do decide to publish it, I will create a couple of other previously-unpublished stories so that there's some incentive to pay for it.

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