Mar 022015
 

Saturday marked the end of my Pleasure Station Sigma experiment. I had intended to go for six months with a possible renewal but at the five months point I really wanted to do other things. A daily story doesn’t take long to write but it consumes a lot of thinking time.

The greatest benefit of the experiment was sharpening my 500 words or less story telling skills. Back in the day I would have thought it impossible to do a sex story under a thousand words but now I get it. Short stories are all about when you start the story and for really short erotica, that starting point is often penetration.

I will most likely continue to write stories about Pleasure Station Sigma. I created a lot of characters for it and quite a few of the races will appear in Vaquel stories. I am already missing some of the characters and it might be fun to revisit them in a longer format.

In case I am ever foolish enough to do another daily project, or if any of my readers is considering it, I offer the following advice:

Take weekends off. I liked the idea of posting seven days a week but it got old really fast. Normal life will always have interruptions and I was never able to build a buffer. If I had to days off a week to not post, I would have had a lot less stress.

Making a cast list was the smartest thing I did. Especially in a science fiction setting it was vital to have a list of races and their traits. It was doubly vital to have a handy list of names and beings I had used before so I could go back and recycle a few. No sense having multiple tentacle monsters when I had one already explained and personalized.

My third tip is to steal from everywhere. I got my inspiration from videogames, books, movies, comics, music, television and sometimes even porn. When you need to generate content every single day, a blatant parody or satire can be a welcome break.

My future plan for the orgy is to combine it into an ebook. For now though you can read it for free at Orgy on Pleasure Station Sigma.

  4 Responses to “The Orgy Goes Forever On and On”

  1. I have to say, “Take weekends off” is the best advice. (I might have said this when you started, too). When I did my Images series, which lasted about 10 weeks before I couldn’t go any further, I set myself two goals: Try to write one every day, but only post on weekdays. If I could write one piece on the weekend (or more, often enough), then I built a buffer for those days I couldn’t brain.

    It’s hard to do a daily writing project and do about any other writing or creative work, much less live life and do stuff.

    • Crap, I forgot to credit you with that. You told me that early on and I kicked myself every Saturday for not doing it :)

  2. While I did a weekly series, I completely agree. It is brutal keeping a schedule and I have high respect for anyone who is willing to follow through with it. So, great job, you are a writer among writers (I think you’re a man, but I’m not *entirely* sure).

    • Thanks! I have to admit I cut it a month short but hey, even I know my limits.

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