NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.
I was originally going to respond to this in the comments, but decided to make a post instead.
Anyway, I really do appreciate the sentiment. But I’ll tell you, I put far more work into Avatar than I do my pay writing. Why? For many reasons.
I was recently told, for instance, by someone I sent one of my manuscripts to, to “get rid of all that conversation and get to the real sex.” (that’s a paraphrase) Sound obnoxious? Well, it kinda was, but not really.
People do not buy books from adult pay sites to read plot. They want to read about torture, or hot, hard sex, or women (or men) being forced to submit. Loving relationship? Naaa… that’s that crappy romance stuff. They don’t want it.
How do I know? Well, of the three books I have out, Curt’s Slaves sold the best, and it’s mostly hard core sex. Training Jenny has sold almost NOTHING on this new site. Like, maybe two copies. It is long, but it has two other things going against it.
1)Apparently men (who, lets face it, are the vast bulk of the clientele) don’t want to read about lesbian dominatrix sex (although they love to watch it)– they want to read about Real Men bringing a woman to her knees and dominating her.
2)There’s a plot.
I have books in the works that are a combination of some really cool SciFi/Paranormal and LOTS of BDSM sex. But they’ll probably never see the light of day because there doesn’t seem to be a market for them. And I’ll tell you, the fucking things are hard to write. Because, like Avatar, they’re not just a bunch of sex scenes strung together. They have plot, and I wanna make you like the characters, not just fuck them.
Also, I might have gotten maybe one email from someone who’s read my pay stuff (not counting Office Games, although I still get email from people who find the free version). One, single email saying “Hey, that was good!”
Every time I put out a chapter of Avatar, I get as many as twenty or more emails. For every chapter. That’s why I put the time into Avatar. I’m not doing it for money, I’m doing it because it’s a creative outlet for me and I get awesome feed back from people which lets me know I’ve succeeded. I’ve succeeded in doing something creative that people love and while I love money, and it buys me cool toys when there’s enough of it, I don’t connect with money. I connect with people.
I guess that’s why one of my ultimate goals is to write mainstream. I’d like to get paid and know people love what I’ve done. In the last few weeks I’ve been sitting in my cube in Hell (which, honestly, is probably more fun than where I really am) thinking about my trip out to San Fran and how it was to connect with Kink.com, if only briefly. It wasn’t the sex aspect of the business, it was the fact that they are doing something creative. Something they love. And it sure does show.
From the gray walls of my cube, that seems like a distant dream.