17 December 2009 - 1:39 pm

Milestone: Apocalypse Blog’s first birthday!

One year ago today, the first post on the Apocalypse Blog went up. In today’s post, Faith reflects on the intervening period, in the first of two, possibly three anniversary posts.

I keep getting to these milestones and sitting back, feeling stunned as I turn it over in my head. I’m so proud to have made it this far.

When I started out, in my heart, I wanted to run AB for a full year. That’s was my original goal. I wasn’t sure if I could do it, though – I’d never done anything like this before, I didn’t know if I could keep up the pace, and I had no idea if I had enough plot to keep it interesting for this long. I forced myself to take my time, to not rush from one pre-planned plot point to the next. I set a tentative goal of six months, to see how it went.

I think by the time I was about three months in, I knew I could spin it out for a whole year. Still, it’s more than a little amazing to think that AB has been a large part of my life for an entire year. My brain has trouble wrapping around that.

Two weeks to go. One week’s worth of posts left to write. Wow.

Today was the perfect time to go check on the e-Fiction Book Club, where I found that they have put up a review of AB. It made my day. I’m still grinning. It’s the sort of review that makes me bounce.

Thanks to the e-Fiction reviewer (Cassie) for taking the time to read the blog, and thanks to all my readers for sticking with me for so long. I adore you all.

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  1. Rissa Watkins says:

    I have to tell you, when I read the title of today’s post I thought, Oh no! That means it is near the end. I am going to miss Faith and the gang so much. When I was on vacation to Disneyland last week, your was the only blog I checked every day before leaving the hotel.

    I love it. Faith has become a dear friend going through a horrible thing. How am I going to say goodbye?

    Thank you for bring her to life and dutifully posting every day. You have done an amazing job and you should be so proud of yourself!

    December 18th, 2009 at 3:52 am

  2. Mel says:

    Aww, you checked the blog even when you were on holiday? That’s awesome! (and, it’s dedication)

    Thank you for the comments, and you’re very welcome! I am honoured to have a fan like you, Rissa. You make all the hard work worth it!

    It’s going to be so weird – and hard – not to be writing AB any more. It has been such a big part of my life! But don’t fret – I have plans to revisit the AB world and its characters. I’m going to post more on that soon, but at the moment, I’m thinking about doing short stories on various characters. Shh, don’t tell anyone.

    December 18th, 2009 at 12:01 pm