I just completed Arc 5.
This was the most difficult arc for me to complete, probably because this past week or so I have had very limited privacy and a few RL factors that limited normal sleeping patterns.
While Arc's 3 and 4 were centered around an underlying theme, Arc 5 was another "situation" based arc but of a much smaller period of time than Arcs 1 and 2.
This was based upon Lady Grey's blog entries writing about Karl's slave weekend(s).
Overall I feel pretty okay with how this Arc turned out. The only downside of it is that I knew it was going to have some pacing issues after I completed the early parts. I tried to make sure that an event worth reading about was present in each part but it was very clear that I would have had to pull some cheese like "2 more days that were exactly like this one happened" in order to avoid it dragging. The climax was originally intended to happen at the end of Day 2 or Day 3. I pushed it up until Day 1 and tried to have a powerful enough "trigger" to force an ending. I hope that it doesn't suffer too badly from this.
The branding idea came from Miss Lily's blog entry on mind fucks.
The other major problem I ran into is that I don't understand how the mind and sex of a Dominant woman really work in this way. I just worked under the idea that "more intense = good."
I do hope that I was able to catch the shift of the sub's thought patterns when newly entering such a state. I know they could probably be conditioned to get past the initial differences, but I felt it would be a bit of an abrupt shock to someone like fs01 that has been living in a certain way for 5 years.
Any feedback would be much appreciated. I'm currently stuck and without ideas for a sixth arc.