I'm so new I don't even know what y'all call yourselves as a group (is there even a collective noun for writers?), but hello, good day, and wotcha in any case. I'm David, and I've only decided to take the plunge into serial fiction proper in the last few weeks, after germinating a serial-specific idea over the last six months or so.
Anyway, this isn't about that - I'm not even listed on here yet, so don't worry about my story for the moment.
Along with my own serial project, I've decided to take a stab writing culture reviews, including, because I'm starting to fall for this community in a big way after lurking like a boss, serial web fiction reviews. I've pretentiously titled my own planned take on reviewing speculative fiction 'The SPEC review', and you can read about it here: https://davidwhitechapel.wordpress.com/2015/12/24/the-spec-review/
tl;dr if you can't be bothered to check that out, or are skeptical I'm just here to pimp my blog WFG style: I'm going to grade spec fic on Story, Prose, Energy, and Charm, and aim to write reviews with a unique and hopefully funny, nay, hilarious style and voice. Laugh, goddamn you.
Fancy stepping up for one of these? I'm going to start pumping these out in the new year, and, I should also say, I'm keen to try and be a bigger part of this community as well. Let me know what you think, and if you might be keen to get the SPEC treatment. Which, because none exist yet, makes me feel all kinds of snake-oily and magic-beany. You'll have just have to take it on trust that I can write a worthwhile review, I guess, to throw your hat in the ring.
I've said quite enough, I'm sure, to vie for winner of 'most unnecessarily long forum topic 2015', but I'd be lying if I said that was the only reason I posted this. No, surprisingly, it's not to get you to read my still embryonic story - honestly, it still needs time to brew and grow. It's because I think you're all wonderful for what you do and how you persevere at it, through thick and thin; you're all bloody inspiring people. LET ME BECOME ONE OF YOU. Oh, and merry-happy happy-merry christmas everybody! Have an awesome one and talk to you more in the new year