Well, Arc 3 ended up by far the shortest arc so far (~8,000 words). It also has the least amount of sexual interaction out of any of the arcs. This one had a bit more of a personal fantasy feel to it, so I hope that doesn't prevent readers from connecting to it.
After having some major events in Arcs 1 and 2 I wanted to keep this one a little bit more simple, focusing on 1 underlying idea. To do this I expanded a bit more on Cass's shop. The idea that their "adult" section doesn't just deal in clothing, but also works on developing niche BDSM gear that doesn't currently exist. I don't think I stated it explicitly, but the way I pictured it was that anything that couldn't be crafted in house had its engineering and manufacturing outsourced while the designs and testing stayed in house.
Part 19 was my favorite to write out of the 4 parts and I wrote it as the Femdom equivalent to the "innocent girl alone in the park who gets hit on by the creepy guy who continues to make advances," type of thing. Sort of a cliche, but it flowed naturally.
I could have stretched this out across several more parts, but honestly... I didn't really feel like writing about a day on the loading dock, or helping with accounting in detail so I kept it stripped down to the "meat."
As for the theme, I wanted both Cass and fs to sort of discover some things about themselves. For fs this was the knowledge that when he's no longer isolated with just Cass that he's gotten so submissive that he's a little helpless around aggressive women. This in turn makes him unable to trust himself and understands the full value of his chastity belt as something other than a rule set by Kimmy.
Cass set this up knowing the outcome but saw it through to the end. Her discovery was more personal but still valuable.
Something that was in the back of my mind was that I knew I was writing this without any graphic sexual interaction between Cass and fs. In all honesty, it's exhausting to write the sex scenes that I have done so far and I just don't know if the amount of work I put into them yields enough benefit to the overall story. If you disagree with me please let me know. If someone says "Your sex scenes make your crappy ass plots worth reading," I will understand and bring them back in the future.
My only large regret is that I wasn't able to end it where I wanted to without leaving a lot of questions unanswered so it ended up with some "trail off" which I always hate when that happens in movies after the emotional climax.
I'm always open to feedback. I don't currently have anything on tap for
bonus chapters or a fourth Arc just yet, so your input could be my
Thanks for reading.