Let’s Establish A Little Common Ground (And Another Contest)
May 2, 2012 § 5 Comments
So, here’s the deal. I like you. Like, I really like you. You people read my stuff (occasionally), comment (rarely), and make writing this thing worthwhile (all the time).
Now, I want to do right by you, my darlings. I want to do something for you. And sometimes I feel that I…I’m inadequate. That I’m not up to snuff. And that, that hurts me. It hurts you, and it ain’t healthy for our relationship.
What am I talking about? Why, Lovers, of course. I love writing it. It’s a cool story that I’ve invested lots of time into, and that I feel is going somewhere (and soon!). The problem, however, is that I’m writing a full novel. At the last time of checking, this clocks in at 62k words. Considering I think that Stardust was about 80,000, this ain’t insignificant. It makes me feel good to have created something like this so quickly. It does, however, also make following it somewhat, er, difficult. I’ve updated the pdf which you can find on the “On-Going Stories” page, but I feel that’s not quite enough. It’s still a gigantic pdf that some people have said they don’t always have time to read.
That’s not good for me, that’s not good for you, and that’s not good for this kitten.
So here’s what I propose.
You come here, you take a look, and you make a pick on this poll I’m going to put up. It’s not a difficult thing to do. All I’m asking is what you want to see. More of the same is good. Different things are also good (rest assured, I’m not stopping Lovers, but maybe it won’t be the only thing I publish here).
But wait, there’s more!
If you post a comment explaining the choice you made, why you made it, and tell me something else you want to see in the site (anything from a technical choice like a different layout or something, to more stories, essays, or whatever), then you will be entered into a contest. A fabulous contest.
What will you win? Something cool. Do you want a hint?
It will be something.
I’m excited. You should be too. But it will only happen if you comment! I’ll announce the winner on Saturday morning, so you’ve got some time, but not much!