Yeah, another cheating entry, sorry. I only offer up two explanations for it. First, one or two of my molars are acting up, making my gums under them feel severely bruised. Yay fun, teeth problems! Second, blame Nanowrimo. Never heard of Nanowrimo? Well, quite simply it means National Novel Writing Month. The goal: Write an entire novel of at least 50k words in one month. I’m Saronai there, if you want to friend me.
I’m working on the first blog serial to go up here, Silent Rain. This brings me to my primary thought on Fiction Fridays. Last week I posted Blood Filigree’s first scene. Many read it, and I think I got a compliment in a comment on Facebook (they asked if I’d ever read anything by Mercedes Lackey), but I’m unsure. What I’m getting at is not that I need you guys to compliment me, though I’m unbelievably grateful for the ones I get. The point is, I wonder if my audience liked that scene as much as my other works up here. Mostly, I just want to avoid posting stories no one likes. Lastly, while I said Blood Filigree was on the back-burner, the series I’m working on to post in my blog, Silent Rain, is a prequel to it.
The simple solution? If you read it and found you liked it, please click the like button at the bottom of the post, or use the stars to rate how much you liked the story, or both. This will serve the dual purpose of letting me know someone wants more of that story (or stories like it), or in silence, letting me know I should start leaning away from posting similar stories or turning that story into a blog series.
Those who like to leave comments, I invite you to comment away to your heart’s content, guesses on what’s in store, questions, things you’d like to see, favourite characters, or anything else that comes to mind, even if it’s “I’d rather read a series about something other than this.”
All in all, Fiction Fridays will find it incredibly helpful if you just take a second or two to “like” the post when you actually like it. Helps take some of the guess-work out of whether I should continue or not. Thanks!
PS to those that get e-mail subscriptions, sometimes it’s better to go to the site and read directly there. My preview post option doesn’t always work and sometimes I have formatting issues I have to update the post several times to get rid of. You also receive the first, unedited version after I read through again and invariably find more mistakes to correct. In particular, if the formatting in the email edition is off, try going to the actual site to read, chances are I fixed the formatting.