I’m going to be linking to the City of Angles homepage from now on from the blog posts. EDIT: I can link right to the story now; I duplicated the ad box there. It will be removed when the story is out of draft.
The PW ads and the extra views from folks who are staying current with the latest draft will help my cause considerably. The more views they get the more I can put into my own ads which gets me more new readers — it’s been working really well so far.
I’ve got a page up explaining my philosophy about the ads, in case you’re a bit concerned about them. (tl;dr version — not greedy. Just doing what’s best for the story and maybe helping other independent creative projects along the way.) If you see any offensive ads, let me know and I can cancel them.
Anyway. Promotional efforts aside, we have many new scenes for //003.
I’ve re-read and re-written sections of these several times over. It’s hard to make a travelogue story interesting… you highlight specific spots as your characters go from Point A to Point B, indicating why they are specific, maybe having them chat with each other in the process. If there’s nothing to see and nothing to talk about, why not jump straight to Point B, after all? Hopefully I’ve justified the trip in the content you read along the way.
Despite being at the heart of this story, Vivi actually is not in very much of it. Next time we check in with the Wei Sisters I’m thinking I’ll use her perspective as the viewpoint. It’s only fair.
Read, enjoy, or don’t enjoy, or line the birdcage with it. No matter what, I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!