So, I do not want to share the email that prompted this response, but I do want to share my response, as it might explain my stance on doing commissions myself. A stance I have laid out elsewhere, but not on this site.
Some bits have been taken out, and the end of a sentence I forgot to finish has been added.
At this point, despite my own inclinations, I have written and released more catfights than sexfights, so I wouldn’t think your request would be dragging me too far afield.
Despite that, I do not do commissions. There are a few reasons for that.
Firstly, I am someone who finds it hard to write anything that isn’t the hottest thing on my mind at a given time. A trait that leaves me jumping from story to story, idea to idea, without any ability to restrain myself or write only what is necessary.
Secondly, I like my stories to be my own and to make my own decisions about what is to happen at certain pivotal points. Being commissioned would mean giving up that authorial control, something I am not willing to do.
All of that being said, I am willing to listen to story ideas, and occasionally those stories end up getting written and released. About half of my stories come from such pitches. A significant caveat being that there is no timetable for when those stories come out or guarantee that they will ever be finished, even if I start them.
So, feel free to share your idea with me, and if I like it, we can talk about turning it into an idea that makes sense for me.
Regardless of all of the above, thank you so much for your interest and confidence in me as a writer.
The above being said, I really do love discussing story ideas with all of you. It is one of the parts of interacting with this community that I enjoy the most. So don’t let my resistance to being paid make you feel like we can’t workshop a story together, it just means I won’t let you pick up the check or fill your head with the idea that I will be a dauntless steward in terms of getting your idea from mind to keys to release.
The wheels of justice and Rival’s Rapture grind slowly….
But if you do still want a commission, head on over to our commission page and find the writer that makes sense for you!