I had a nice, fat response written to everyone, but I wrote it on my phone, and my phone logged out, so I said, "Screw it" and went back to playing DnD. So here we go: Take 2! In which I am still psyched to see all of you guys again, 'cause damn, I really have missed you people.
@Wildbow - I figured that with as much content as you've produced and the following you've got going for you - enough to be flippin' full-time - you'd have industry people coming at you, but it's really awesome to hear it officially. If nothing else, congratulations on unlocking a whole new level of problems. You're going to need a damn office soon. Don't forget to rest twice as much as you're doing your tour, and if you're over in my neck of the woods at some point, give me a shout! I'll buy a you drink.
@mathtans!!! I'm going to count myself as one of those new regulars, before life did that whole shame-on-you-for-not-being-productive routines and I stopped reading everything I was enjoying. What are you planning to do with all the time you have off? Are you focusing exclusively on editing, commentary and interviews? Not that that's not a lot that's on your plate, but if you've got anything else in the works, I'm game to hear it. RRL is also probably going to be really good for your exposure. You've got everything written, which means you can do those lightning fast updates everyone's looking for. If you're really feeling cheeky, you could even break things up and go for daily posts. As for me, I've been really struggling to write. I've been watching a lot of movies, though - hot damn, I definitely recommend Get Out!
@nippoten - Don't sell yourself short! Comments are fantastic, and having a regular crew is exactly what I'm hoping to get up to someday. Are you looking into doing more regular companion pieces of art for your writing someday, too? I don't want to stick anyone with more deadlines, but - hey, that could really work out in your favour for building buzz. That's stuff you can put on Pinterest!
@Walter - Hey, Walter! I think you're a new name for me, so it's nice to meet you if I haven't already. Nice work on the 13 pounds! The hard part is always getting your mind into the weight loss game, so the fact that you've lost any at all is a solid sign of success already. Best of luck hitting your goal!
@revfitz - I think you're a new name for me too, so hi! I've been through that whole overhaul phase too, so I'm giving you an automatic gold star for getting to a place where you're happy with it overall. It drove me nuts, pulling it off. Welcome to the serial community, and good luck with your writing! I've never had a backlog, so I'm just going to be jealous forever now.
@mooderino - So you've got translations of your serial underway? Am I reading that write? 'Cause damn, that sounds fantastic! Since you've moved, do you find your serial fits right in, or are you finding you have to make changes to what you already have or the directions you're headed towards?
@Stable - Hey, buddy! Congrats on a successful conclusion. What are the internal deadlines you're working with so far? Are you doing a monthly word count or weekly chapter or...?
@Dary - Ooh! Are you writing in seasons? Are you aiming for backlogs and then doing something like weekly or quick updates? Because I'd love to know how things feel to write and release on that sort of schedule.
@ubersoft - Don't worry, bud! I'm right there, deep in the puddle with you. I've had some weird sort of amnesia on how to write or even focus long enough to write, but I've done a lot of rejigging of my objectives soooooo hopefully it comes back and I can post before WFG decides to list TOKoR as 'abandoned' (it's not. I'm in it to the end).
@LadyAnder - It seems like there's a trend of signing up to Royal Road happening. I heard one of the big things for success there is very constant and quick updates. Congrats on getting organized enough to HAVE that many projects on your plate and not start immediately hyperventilating.
@Chrysalis - Less content is significantly better than no content, so yes, if you're actually able to stave off any burn-out, do whatever it takes. How often do you write a day or in a week? I'm trying to pick as many brains as I can to get a jumpstart on my productivity. And yes, the marketing's a definite snowball effect. Keep riding that wave, bud! I'm routing for you, and I love seeing your banner on TWF when I poke around.