7 February 2009 - 2:16 pm

Posts – check!

Just finished scheduling up the next week of Apocalypse Blog posts. It seems like my regular Saturday activity! 

I’m trying to do things a little bit differently this week. Not hugely different! Don’t fret. But as the posts are getting longer, I felt that something needed to be done.

Now, I don’t want to start cutting back on the content. I don’t go off on many tangents (not half as often as I’d like), but there’s a lot happening right now. Tensions within the group, characters causing friction – and explaining that friction takes time (and text). But they have more to worry about than being annoyed with each other, and I don’t want to lose sight of that. The last thing I want is for this to turn into a soap opera. So I have to throw in external issues as well, to give the whole thing some perspective (and excitement – let’s not forget about that).

Rather than cut back on the content, I’m breaking it down into smaller chunks. That means more posts on the same topic, but that’s okay. (Because WordPress handles the actual posting through schedules, it’s no more effort for me. It’s not like I have to remember to go do it every day.) 

I have had it suggested that I should spread the posts out over days, so that there’s only one a day (this kind of post-count is my goal). In some cases, I do do that, though it’s difficult because it stretches out all the travelling time for the group. It’s hard to keep that within reasonable bounds and cover everything I need to at the same time.

However, that tactic is going to have to wait. This week, I have a particular date that I’m working towards, and certain things that I need to get done in preparation for that. (No, I’m not going to tell you what those things are. 😉 ) So I couldn’t spread the content out much at all. 

The result is that I have 12 posts going up over the next 7 days. Oh dear. I’m not doing well at the post-a-day thing. Oh well! I fail to care too much. Better that than lose some fun content.

There’s also another actiony scene in there (which always leads to the spammy). I’ve tried a slightly different approach on this one, compared to the fight scene that gave me a headache a couple of weeks ago. I’m not sure if it works, but it’s a different kind of scene. I’d love to know what people think of it! Keep an eye out for it on the 12th Feb.

Right. Just have next Saturday’s posts to sort out, which I might do tomorrow when my brain’s had a bit of a rest from all things apocalyptic. Hope you all enjoy reading it as much as I do writing it!

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