1-9-2005 - Thanks to everyone who wrote to encourage me--including the e-mailer that started my hissy fit. I'm sorry about that, and thanks to things I can't control (including my ongoing mail problems, discussed below) it will be a little while before I get the site back on track. Sorry. =(
I apologize to all of you who've written in the last month and not received a response from me, I've just discovered that my mail account is still screwed up, and that my mail is not getting out correctly. The account I'm using was supposed to be available until the end of January, but apparently has already been shut off. As of right now, I'm back to using firstname.lastname@example.org with anonymous proxies to hide myself.
Let me reiterate, my mail is screwed up and if you mail me (or did recently at my skuz.net address) I will/did not get it. In addition, my return mail to e-mailers may or may not have been delivered. If you want to mail me, you'll have to go back to using email@example.com.
Sorry for the inconvenience, and thank you all again for your letters of support and patience.
1-1-2005 - First, let me wish you all a happy new year. Second, let me apologize for the delay in getting this latest set of stories out. I have one of them pretty much done, and I only need to tidy up the other two. I'll probably have them out to you soon, but as of now I'm making no promises. I received some nasty e-mail about my not releasing stories "on time" in the past (including two others in December), but I couldn't help being annoyed to find the e-mail below was my first e-mail of the new year:
Have you ever heard the motto "Under promise and over deliver"??? You should embrace it!!! It seems every month you promise new stories by a certain date......the date comes and goes with no new story presented. This month was the worse yet!! You said you would make December a multiple story month....... and AGAIN you do not deliver!!!!
Very, very disappointing!!!!
Here's an idea.... don't make promises/statements if you can not deliver.
I'm sure this pleasant fellow doesn't represent most of you, and that's why I'll probably put the stories up some time next week. On the other hand, I'm sure that he does represent some silent readers as well. And that makes me a bit sad.
Somehow this kind of mail bothers me more than the occasional threats of violence I've received over the years. It even angers me more than the very religious lady who regularly reminds me that I'm going to burn in hell for writing such awful things.
While I'm bitching, let me point out that what I actually said was that I hoped to put out multiple stories in December. Sadly, my life has gotten in the way again. A big (but good!) opportunity for me has finally developed and is eating up much of my time. It also didn't help that I had a death in the family in December. Finally, I've been struggling with the second and final part to "My Sister's Tits". My writing has changed so much over the years that I've run into a bit of an issue with the second part, while true to the nasty form of the first, having a completely different style to it. Regardless of my excuses, I do agree with the e-mailer on one thing--no more unfulfilled promises. So let me tell you that I officially may release the aforementioned stories soon--but I will make no promises.
The reason, BTW, that I decided to try to put out one story per month was to drive myself to release more stories. I find it's easier to be productive when you set concrete goals. And I have to say that I'm happy with my production in '04--I did manage to put out 10 stories in the last 8 months, after all. On the other hand, setting goals (and sharing them with you kind folks) does create the problem of sometimes missing them as well. Sorry for that! If I were getting paid for this in any way I'd probably have to recommend my own dismissal. Luckily, I'm not. ;)
Thanks to all the helpful and friendly among you (the overwhelming majority of you are in this group). Though I'm an awful (and usually very late) correspondent, so many of you have written to me--and you can't begin to know how much I've appreciated all your e-mail over the years. Again, let me wish you all the best in '05, and my apologies again for the many delays,
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