Thanks to the miracle of technology, we’ve been able to go over our stories with fine-toothed combs, discuss them, send edits, rework the stories, and we are sending the final edits today. If you would like copies of our January stories, please go HERE and fill out a request form. Put something in the comment-box saying it’s a request for January’s stories. I will email them out to you when the final drafts are done and crisp.
We also spoke quite a bit about how to keep our readers involved in this project. Ultimately, we’re going to be asking you guys for topics to write about, but in the meantime, a few people have mentioned that not knowing what the stories we are currently working on are ABOUT sorta takes the wind out of the sails.
So we’re going to try the following: each of us is writing 2 blog posts a week. One of those (or more, possibly) will be about the actual content of the story. We’ll write “CONTENT” somewhere in the title of the post so that the other one of us knows to avoid reading it. Or, if we have a solid handle on our stories already, then we will read those posts without worry of story-contamination. That way, the readers can know specifically what we’re going through, what we’re getting stuck on (what Aaron got stuck on in his January story is awesome), and how we resolve our issues – all while we’re not worried that we’re getting ideas about plot/concept from the other participant. That’s really the gist of this blog, isn’t it? Separate but awesome?
The other blog posts will be about writing in general, or process, or editing, or inspiration, or synonyms for “lazy pirate” (sloth-buckler?) But probably not about our kids. We already have TWO BLOGS about that as it is.