Getting Anal and Blog Stuff

Welcome to August! I had big hopes for July, but it didn’t come to fruition. Nevertheless, I was able to polish off Chapter 36 of Bad Helen and it’s up. Hopefully, it’s not on the navigation above because I forgot to associate it with a parent when I originally posted it. You can find a direct link to the chapter here and you can always catch up via the Table of Contents.

What’s next? Before I get to that, I want to point out a second way you can comment here at TabooTales without going through the trouble of registering. I already took care of the trouble for you! Stealing the idea from Rachel of My Dirty Little Mind, I registered a shared account. It should work. To keep the comments organized, I’d love if you added your name at the bottom of your comment so I can reply directly to you. Feel free to use it, though.

Username: TabooTalesReader
Password: helen

So, yeah, what’s next? Well, I have a number of projects I am working on so I can only say that whatever project interests me most will likely get the most attention. Of course, that interest may change by the day. :)

A Couple of Notes

I just want to report on two things.

The first is the sad reality of being busy of late has not allowed me much time to brainstorm, let alone write. I hope to get some time this weekend, but there’s almost no chance this weekend that I’ll be able to (1) get a whole chapter finished in Bad Helen or (2) get it polished to the point where I feel okay publishing it. So, I’m left with three options – publish a chapter in Mormon Camslut that I’m not happy with, publish a chapter in one of my new stories (probably The Club because continuity problems plague my other story), or not publish at all. It’ll likely be the latter, which sucks.

The second thing I wanted to talk about is less story-related and more site-related. When Kinky-Blogging changed up their wordpress offering, I lost the ability to let anyone comment. Now, the plus side – and what they will point out – is clear: the need to register weeds out most spam. And they’re not wrong. The negative side, though, is that requiring people to sign up just to comment makes people either uneasy or turns them off completely. As a result, I am seeing very few comments at all. Because I am not receiving any financial compensation from this side hobby, feedback is my pay. So, I want to give you guys three options and I hope to hear from everyone who reads this:

  1. Create an account so that you can reply. You can start with this post. You can create a burner e-mail at gmail, yahoo, mail, or wherever. Personally, I use mail.com and forward it to my gmail.
  2. If you have twitter, you can DM me there. You don’t even need to follow me. I have DMs open and I check them regularly. That way, you can contact me with feedback, suggestions, to shoot the shit, or to send whatever my way.
  3. If you prefer, you can e-mail me. Because I connect it to my usual gmail, I generally will see your e-mail within a day and will try to comment.

My preference is stated above, but any – or really all – of the methods are fine. I hope a good amount of those that visit this blog will use at least one of them. I miss feedback and I know a good part of the lack of feedback is not only due to Kinky-Blogging, but my lack of regular posting and leaving users to think I disappeared for good. But I am trying to be more present and available even when I don’t have some content to load.

And with all that said, hopefully, I can get some dirty smut written over the next few days.

Quick Sunday Update

Didn’t get much writing done this week – Bad Helen or otherwise. Busy week here in the states. Likely nothing new to upload until next week at the earliest. Feel free to reach out, though.

7/14/19 Update – Rather than write another short entry saying pretty much the exact same time, I figured I would just piggy-back this onto last week’s post. Yeah, almost no writing this week. I considering adding Chapter 3 of Mormon Camslut, but I don’t think it’s good enough to get published and needs more work. So, we’re at a standstill. In fact, I started a fresh new story rather than finish a chapter to anything. I have far too many projects.

Here is where we stand:
Next chapter of Bad Helen – 15% done
Next chapter of My Girls – 40% done
The Club (working title) – 3 Chapters done, 4th Chapter – 50% done, 1-2 chapters likely left.
What Michael Knew (working title) – 4 chapters done, 5th chapter – 75% done, ? chapters left.

The last two are, again, going to be my next attempts at publishing at Literotica. I want to finish them completely before beginning to edit and polish. So, that’s where I am. Just didn’t want to leave anyone in the dark.

A Day Late, but Delivered

It took me a lot longer that I predicted as this chapter really went in some different directions that I had initially planned for, but Chapter 35 of Bad Helen has been uploaded. It’s a long one – over 9,000 words – so strap in. If you need to catch up, you can scroll through recent entries below or check out the Table of Contents.

As far as the near-future goes, I do want to finish one of my side stories by the end of July. They really are intriguing me to a great degree. So Chapter 36 might take a few weeks. I’m not really even sure where the next chapter will go. The next big thing I’m working to is Luke’s birthday. There’s a two-week lull between then and where the story is. But a lot of things were revealed in Chapter 35 so I might want to resolve those things first.

Anyway, I love feedback so if you’re still following the story, keep commenting.

Probably No Updates This Week

So, I thought about quickly finishing and pushing out a Bad Helen chapter – it’s kinda snowballed on me in length – but I’m probably going to skip a week. It’s not that I haven’t been writing because I have. It’s just that two other stories have grabbed more of my attention than Bad Helen.

The first is a story that I’ve been writing over the last couple of weeks. The working title is called “What Michael Knew” and it’s closing in on its 15,000th word and I’m not half-way into the third chapter. I don’t want to release too many details, but it’s one of my more ambitious stories yet. It’s nonlinear and third person, something I almost never write.

The second story is loosely called “The Club” and the third chapter is nearly finished. It’s close to 20,000 words right now.

Even though both stories have a pair of chapters complete and ready to edit, I’m holding off on publishing either. The Club will likely be the one that finishes first as I only see the story going four, maybe five chapters. At that point, I can edit it down and maybe even involve an editor to publish at Literotica along with here. I’m debating whether to publish the whole story in about a week or weekly.

What Michael Knew will take much longer to tell. As a result, I probably should be working more on The Club, but I write based on which stories interest me at the time.

As for Bad Helen, don’t worry. I have most of Chapter 35 already done. I could push it out for publication over the next couple of days, but I don’t want to just try to meet a deadline. I love the idea of weekly posts, but sometimes, it’s better to let a chapter simmer and try to help it reach its highest quality versus just getting something done because Sunday hits and I want to publish something.

That said – and fuck, I can write about writing, can’t I? – I had an idea last night about maybe mixing things up here-and-there with some Bad Helen universe stories. Everything is told from the narrator, Luke’s, POV outside of some Bad Helen diary stuff. Perhaps I could tell center a short one-off story around a side character, just to flesh out the universe a bit more. This might be especially helpful with returning characters or following characters that may not come back to the story.

None of my other projects are really going anywhere right this second. My Girls Ch. 3 is about half-done and other projects have been started, but aren’t close to publishing. If you made it this far, thank you. I’m always up for suggestions, criticisms, and praise. The way that the blogging system is now, I can’t find a way to turn on comments by default so if I forget to turn comments on, I’m sorry and feel free to comment on another post or page. Also feel free to get in touch with me via Twitter. And finally, if e-mail is your game, shoot me one.

Regular Updates

Man, killing this regular posting thing. I should have finished a chapter of My Girls being that it’s Father’s Day, but oh, well. Happy Father’s Day, by the way. If you haven’t already, feel free to check out the dad/daughter tale of Car Trouble (link takes you to Literotica and please vote/comment).

Today, I bring you Chapter 34 of Bad Helen. This is more of a transition back into the normal give-and-take of things, though it includes a fairly big revelation. I didn’t originally plan on this chapter, but I felt I needed a break from Hawaii and what comes next. You can always check out the Table of Contents if you need to catch up.

Speaking of older chapters, I’ve began the process of going through older chapters of Bad Helen – trying to find grammar/spelling/typo errors along with continuity issues. Since I started this story about four years ago with some fairly significant gaps in writing mixed in, it’s easy to have details not work together. I gave an outline with character info, but errors are still made. My goal is to update two chapters a week.

As for next week’s update, I am still writing Chapter 35 of Bad Helen and Chapter 4 of My Girls- along with a few other projects. I had two chapters in another story completed, but I really want to get that one completely done before posting chapters because that’s one I want to go the Literotica route with. I have another chapter done in another story, but I want to get ahead on that one, too. It could be another Literotica one. So, if I don’t complete the next chapter of Bad Helen or My Girls, I may post a chapter of a story I finished about four or five chapters in but only published two here – Mormon Camslut – as part of the Webcam Series that ultimately hasn’t gone nearly as far as I had hoped. My preference, though, is to finish the next chapters of both Bad Helen and My Girls this week and publish them in the next two weeks.

Finally, remember to add feedback. It greatly helps.

HUGE chapter of Bad Helen

So, just uploaded a big chapter. It’s over 8,000 words and includes a massive amount of character development. It’s one of those chapters that as I outlined this story, I had it circled as one that could be transformative for the story. Kind of similar to the first time we truly meet Bad Helen. As a result, there’s really no good, sensible place to try to split this chapter up into parts like I had with other big chapters. I look forward to any and all comments.

Click here to read the Chapter 33 of Bad Helen. Or check out the Table of Contents if you aren’t yet up to date. Over the last few weeks, I’ve added three chapters of content.

I have another chapter in the tank that needs editing for publishing next Sunday and I’m working on Chapter 35. I’m also working on Chapter 4 of My Girls and I have a few other projects I’m actively trying to produce. One of them has two chapters finished, but I am leaning toward that story being published at Literotica along with here so I want to potentially finish it first before beginning to drop chapters. One more plug – if you haven’t checked out Car Trouble at Literotica, please do. It’s holding a 4.66 rating out of 5 with over 1100 ratings and over 100 Favorites.

I’m quite liking this publishing every Sunday thing or thereabouts. I know I’ve lost a lot of regular readers by disappearing with no new content for awhile. It was never something I wanted to happen. I love Bad Helen and my other projects. My goal is to rather than update as soon as I finish chapters to wait until one day a week to load a new one. That way, I’ll hopefully always have fresh content.

Feel free to follow me or just DM me on Twitter. I don’t really comment on my stories much there, but you can always talk to me.

Slight update

My story, Car Trouble, has been active at Literotica for almost 24 hours and is averaging 4.65 stars out of nearly 800 ratings. Not too shabby. Even got the “Hot” tag. So, feeling good about that.

If you haven’t read the story, you could read it here, but I would prefer you go to Literotica and rate it. Feedback is, as always, appreciated.

As for the next update here, on Sunday, I will drop a pretty significant Bad Helen chapter. It’ll probably be on the long side, but not so long that I’ll split it into two. Working on Chapter 35 right now. Got me thinking just how long this story may go. There will almost certainly be time jumps to come, we’re probably another 10-15 chapters away from Luke’s graduation, and maybe 30 total chapters away from the conclusion. Maybe Chapter 69 would be the ideal stopping point. That’d be nice.

A lil’ late, but better

Unfortunately, Kinky Blogging was down earlier so I’m actually adding the latest chapter of Bad Helen a bit later than originally planned. Wanted to post on Sunday, but sometimes, that’s not up to you. The good news is I do have another chapter to post so back-to-back weeks with chapters. Getting back into a role.

You can find Chapter 32 here or check the Table of Contents for the full story.

Just to update you on my writing, I have two more chapters ready for editing in Bad Helen and working on Chapter 35. I would like to return to My Girls at some point. I also have another few stories I’ve been working on.

I also started a new account at Literotica and will soon post a re-edited version of Car Trouble there (currently pending). So, if it posts and you come here from that story, welcome and give one of my other stories a try. I don’t plan to take any of these stories over to Literotica right now – potential issues with rules – though one of those stories I’m working on might be good there. Two chapters have been done (rough draft-wise). I had planned for it to be a trilogy, but it might need another chapter or two. Once I get a third chapter finished, I’ll start considering when to start publishing.

As always, comment and give me feedback. I know I might be talking to no one right now, but hopefully, things pick up as I update more often.

Bad Helen Gets an Update (May 2019)

Hopefully, you guys don’t mind the new look. Kinky-Blogging isn’t quite user-friendly as it once was, but I’m trying to work with it. So…here’s the update.

I mentioned this recently, but I did post a one-off story that I don’t want you guys to miss. A friend tasked me with writing a daddy/daughter short-story. Typically, my stories take chapters to build so it was fun to try to challenge myself. If you haven’t, please give Car Trouble a read. By default, the new set-up turns off comments. I have to remember to put them on. So, hopefully, they are on and leave a comment with your thoughts.

But Bad Helen is why people still come back to this blog even when updates are increasingly inconsistent and here’s the great news on that front. Not only am I publishing a chapter today, I have two more chapters that are in rough draft form and the start of a third. Today’s chapter is just a fun character-driven one. My hope is to publish another next Sunday – the wedding rehearsal one. That will be followed by the wedding chapter a week after that. That way, I can try to build to more consistent publishing. I used to only publish once I had another extra chapter done that needed edits.

Without anymore delay, here is Chapter 31. As always, there is a table of contents as well.

Finally, feel free to follow me on Twitter at
https://twitter.com/NotTrumpIn2020 . I’m not looking for political fights with that username, but I needed something generic and came up with that. Send me a DM and I’ll try to let you know as soon as I update along with maybe even a group DM on twitter if you want.

As I’ve said many times, I have an outline of a story that takes me well beyond both Luke’s graduation from high school and even into his college and possibly past that. I also have a way of ending this story so it’s not indefinite. I know gaps in publishing have hurt, but I do want to see this story out to an end. I just hope, like George R.R. Martin and his epic, I get there before I die.

That’s a joke, btw.