Long in the birthing…

The first post of my latest serial went up on Saturday, and I have to say, this one was a long time in coming.  The initial inspiration for this one came from working on one of Alison Tyler‘s 250 word challenges, one that involved tattoos.  Well, as soon as I wrote the piece I knew there was more there, but I was already hip deep in the Voyeur series.

So, now I get to work on this one, and I must say it’s proving harder than I expected.  The original piece was written in the first person from a male perspective.  Well, I certainly won’t pretend to have much knowledge of that POV, so I switched it to third person.  But I do adore tattoos, and am looking forward to writing this piece around the process of getting tattooed.

I generally fly by the seat of my pants when I write…I usually only know a fraction of the story that I’m writing, learning more as I write.  Well, with this serial I had to think a little more, as as I thought,  I made the decision that I would alternate POVS.  The next piece will be from my other MC’s point of view, and in the first person.  I think by doing this I can explore both sides of the story but in a way that is distinctly different and hopefully interesting!

Writing the serials is very enjoyable for me.  I like the feedback loop created and the anticipation that draws readers back week in and week out.  The promise I make to post weekly keeps me honest and doesn’t let me squirm out of writing when I hit snags in the story.

I like to think it works out for both writer and reader.  What do you think?

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4 Comments

  1. Very cool! I can hardly imagine doing a serial and posting it publicly, so I really appreciate and admire the steadfastness you have demonstrated in doing so. Plus, I have really enjoyed your work!

    I was definitely intrigued by the first installment of this series, and I look forward to reading more.

    “But I do adore tattoos”

    I feel like I could tell that when I read last week’s piece. 🙂

    Very best with it (and in general)!

  2. I’m sorry – I’ve been readin and leavin as of late. The first installment is wonderful, I can’t wait to read more. I’m really interested to see the POV in progress, I think it could work really well for you. Certainly, I see what you mean about keeping you honest in a serial, it’s a great idea to build structure around your writing (says she who struggles with structure every single day! lol)

  3. Emerald wrote what I was thinking I think that you have kept up posting your serial is very cool. Oh, and I adore stories with tattooed characters. Tres hot! ;0)

  4. Thank you Em, May, Cora! (May…see..takes me a bit to comment on my OWN blog!)

    I had to ditch my POV change…when read back to back it’s just too jarring, and since I intend to publish, I figured I’d save myself the rewrite!

    Thank you all for reading and taking the time to comment, I really appreciate it!


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