03 August 2008

How this will work

Before the first part of the first story goes online I thought I'd take this opportunity to explain a little more about how these stories will work.

First of all, I don't intend to spent an awful lot of time editing before posting. I'll endeavour to spell and grammar check the stories but I won't be going over them time and time again to perfect every word, sentence and so forth. I'll try to make things read okay but the general idea is to get the stories down on screen as quickly as I can, so I can move on to the next part of the story. To this end, the majority of what you read will be a first draft. If I compile the stories into one long page once they're finished, I'll edit then and make everything work nicely; but for the original posts, things will be pretty much how they come out when I first write them.

Second of all, while the original premise was to tell a story in seven parts, this is clearly not going to work for all stories. In fact, it's likely to severely limit what kind of stories I can tell and it would run the risk of encouraging formulaic storytelling. I'm therefore dropping that premise right away. Stories will be told in as many parts as are needed to tell them.

Thirdly, don't count on posts at weekends. I'll endeavour to meet a Monday to Friday posting schedule, with the weekend left for me to try to get ahead of myself a little, and also to work on other projects. I'll aim for a posting time of Midnight (UK time), so each new post is ready for you to read in the morning, or evening if you're in the right time zone.

Comments are welcome, of course, and I will try to answer all questions put to me but I'm not going to tell you what happens next or reveal any plot points in answers. For those you'll just have to wait an see.

I hope you enjoy the stories.

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