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Tuesday, 25 September 2012

@JukepopSerials - Beneath Stormy Skies

I'm a little late in posting this. Never mind.

I'm very happy to be able to say that the first chapter of my serialised novel Beneath Stormy Skies has now gone live over at Jukepop Serials. This is a story I've been wanting to write for a few years now, so it's great to finally get down to business on it.

The way Jukepop works is that stories will be updated a chapter at a time, with readers having the option to vote for the stories they most like (as well as adding them to a virtual bookshelf, so that they don't miss an installment). The most-voted-for stories each month will continue to be paid for by Jukepop. So, please do go and read my first chapter, and if you like it then vote for it! I'd also strongly encourage you to browse the site and read some of the other chapters as well - there are some great stories on there that really do deserve to be carried on.

I'm hoping to post a chapter a week. Chapter 2 is being written as I type this - well, not right as I type this, because that's a physical impossibility, but you know what I mean. I sort of know where I want the story to go, but in my opinion the real beauty of serialised novels is that readers get a say in what happens. I want you to be invested in my characters, I want you to want to know what happens next - and, most importantly, I want you to tell me what you want to happen next. I'm certainly not going to promise that I'll go along with it, but I'd really love any feedback you have to give me as the story progresses - either in the comments here or over at Jukepop. I want to know what works, so that I can keep doing that - and, more importantly, I want to know what doesn't work, so I can avoid it.

This is an experiment, really, and I'm really excited to be part of it. Let's see how it turns out.

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