Hero’s Tale VYA

Before I post the first part to my VYA, I thought I’d tell you what I’m trying with it. First off, VYA stands for Vote Your Adventure. If you have ever read any of the Choose Your Own Adventure books from the 80’s and early 90’s then you already have the right idea. The twist in this being that you aren’t just choosing the next path by yourself. You, the readers, will vote to decide the next part of the story! And yes, I changed the acronym slightly from VYOA to VYA. It makes more sense this way.

So how is this going to work? Easy, I post the story, and you vote by posting your comments to the blog post. You can also use the hashtag #herostale or send one to the user @HerosTale on Twitter.

I am also going to try to run this a bit like a game. I’m giving you an inventory, and I’ll keep track of your health and injuries that occur. I am also going to give you more than two options to pick from where I am able. I am also going to listen to your comments on what should happen. So when I give you options of attacking or fleeing an enemy, and some of you tell me that we should throw the dagger and run, I’ll take things like that into consideration. Disclaimer: I do reserve the right to remove those features if things get too crazy or unwieldy.

Lastly, I welcome feedback. If you think I’m doing good, let me know. If you think my writing stinks, let me know. Even though I’m running things by people to make sure things make sense, that doesn’t mean things don’t get missed or I wrote something terribly.

Right now, I’m planning on the first part getting posted Friday, January 13. And as I’m typing the date out, I’m thinking about reconsidering… Na, bad luck my foot. Provided I think the story is ready, it’s getting posted.

I’m really excited to do this, and will fun. And one last request. Try not to screw up the story I’m telling too bad.