Row80 1/23 Check-in

A day late checking in here. I had a busy weekend with family and some skiing yesterday. And I was way too tired afterwords to get anything posted. So, short and sweet.

I got Part 2 of my VYA posted. Today is the last day for voting, so please go do so, if you haven’t.

The other big thing was blacking out my blog Wed, Jan 18th in protest of SOPA. Other than that, it’s been quiet. I haven’t been able to get to all the other blogs in ROW80 this week. I hope to have more on Wed.

Row80 1/15 Check-in

I’d say it’s been a productive week for me. The first part of my VYA is posted here (go vote!). That’s mainly all I’ve been working on.

I did get to comment on a few other blogs, so I’m happy about that. Otherwise, I did a bit of working with the history of my world (fitting the VYA in) and at least pulled up the document for my serial. I may start working on VYA part 2 tomorrow. As of now, I think I know where the voting is heading. I fear I made one choice too easy. I felt that I had to emphasize it, and went too far. Whoops. When the voting is closed, I’m going to do a follow-up post and get the next one ready.

I’ve included the other ROW80 blogs after the jump. Enjoy!

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Row80 1/11 Check-in

I’m going to do a quick check-in today.

I got that blog post up on Monday about what I am doing with my VYA series, so the next one I want to do is either a review or thoughts about a game and how it relates to writers. I’m not sure which yet.

I still believe I can get my VYA up on Friday. Today is for some revisions and getting the next draft out.

I haven’t been as active on Twitter and other ROW80 blogs as I’d like. As I said in my first post, that it would be the hardest. I just don’t have as much time to devote to that. I’m not letting myself off the hook, though.

Other than being more social, I’m doing good. Now, back to some writing. In the mean time, check out the others from ROW80:

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.

ROW80 1/8 Check-in

I’m getting this post out late, but it’s still Sunday!

How am I doing on my goals? Not too bad. I have that blog entry almost ready to go. I would have had it yesterday, but I ended up playing with kids and Zelda: Skyward Sword too much yesterday. But, Z:SS is blog material. It will be the subject of the next blog entry I work on.

My VYA piece is coming along well. I revised it and got it sent off to some more people. Still waiting on things, but that’s ok. I decided to post those on Thursdays or Fridays so I will have the week to write, instead of over the weekend when I struggle to write. I’m excited about it, though.

I am going to finish up that blog entry tonight, and post that tomorrow. If I have time, then I will start reading through the comments I have. I’ll be working through those for the next few days.

That’s it for this check-in. Here are the others who have checked-in. Go see how they are doing!