Crumpets and Collected Fate

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So here it is, week 11 of the blog. Seems like just yesterday I was staring at my email inbox, chewing my fingernails away to nothing while waiting on word from Curiosity Quills regarding my submission. Somewhere within that blur of anxiety, I received the suggestion ‘you need a website’.

Naturally, I agreed with them, and sat down staring at a blank screen. After a few hours of failure to channel my (lack of) Mechanical Aptitude Psionic power, I realized I would need to do something else. The computer was not terribly impressed with a series of silly faces. Even the cats shook their heads.

Fortunately, a close friend who shall remain, for the moment, nameless has a knack for this sort of thing and helped get the ball rolling. (Not the umbrella toting ball, that’s something else entirely…)

With Marty (so much for the nameless part) came hosting space, domain, and blammo — instant blogdom. Of course, the question remained – what do I put on it. While I continue to roam about the dusty labyrinthine corridors between my ears for ideas about which to ramble (and hopefully not bore anyone to death), I decided to take a future novel idea and put it up for grabs in small pieces.

This, I hoped, would allow me to lure people to come back to the site once a week, on the designated day (Thursday) eager for their weekly glimpse into the world of my mad–err, fiction. [wink]

So thereupon, with task in hand, I began the DF blog fiction.

As it is now week eleven, some of you new to the site are probably looking at post 9, 10, and soon to be 11, wondering WTF is going on, feeling a bit lost, and either wandering off for a spot of Earl Grey or trying to [I hope it’s this one] dig down to the bottom to find the beginning.

On good advice from one of the CQ gurus, I’ve added a separate link to the menu for “back posts” of DF. To be even nicer, I’ve condensed the blog-sized bits into nice chaptery goodness that will hopefully make it a bit less kitten-punchingly frustrating to read. The crumpets (for the tea) alas, did not react well to being uploaded… Those, you will need to furnish on your own.

(I do not advocate the punching of kittens, or the feeding of smashed crumpets to full grown cats.)

So with that said, I will continue to blog the story weekly (hopefully not weakly) and as chapters finish, will add them to the archive the following month. I suppose that means since those of you who were so desperate [one can hope] to get your weekly fix of DF can now return only at the more leisurely pace of once a month (or thereabouts, silly leap years) – I shall have to endeavor to occupy this pace with other things.

Well, so be it. I’m still lost in those cobwebs by the way, but I’m getting somewhere soon. I can almost smell cinnamon buns.

 

-m

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