Welcome to the next story. We’ll be moving away from Dave for awhile — he’ll be back one rainy day — and looking at other inhabitants of the city. This time around it’s Marcy Wei (who was recently added to the gallery) and her sister, Vivi Wei. I’ve seen work in progress sketches of Vivi; I think you’ll like her.
Also new is “the intro,” a series of paragraphs to introduce each new story. I’ve retroactively added it to coa//002. This, like the “about” page, is an encapsulated introduction to the City of Angles universe. Eventually we’re going to get to the point where you can hop into the series at any point — you might want to read earlier stories, particularly if they introduce characters used in that story, but it should be possible to enjoy the latest story if you’re a new reader without having to plow through the backlog first.
Oh, also — update on the ads. So far, I’m uncertain as to their value. I’ve been tracking the progress and I have gotten some clickthrough, and some folks reading coa//001. I don’t know if they’re sticking around or if I’m paying too much for those clicks. I’ll probably let this campaign end when it runs dry, then rejigger the ads for round two.
For now, there’s coa//003. I’d love to hear your thoughts. This is also the first time in awhile that I’m using Swinging Singles, as it were, rather than teenagers who blunder into destined love interests immediately and live happily ever after. It’s going to be a bit of a challenge to write. Hopefully they’ll read as authentic. Time and more pages will tell.