I would like to thank everybody for taking the time to correspond with me during the writing of the Interactive Novel. I appreciate you making the time and effort to share your feedback.
However, writing can be a lonely habit and no more so than in writing a first draft. Much better author’s than me advise against writing with the door open. And I happen to agree. Positive feedback and I begin to slacken off. Negative feedback and my motivation to finish drops. Therefore I believe in writing a first draft it is one of the those thing best carried out alone.
In writing each instalment of the interactive novel I have to write each instalment in five days and revise it as many times as possible in that period. Each instalment has to link in the with story and lay the foundations of what may happen later without knowing or having any control of what will happen next. It makes it a daunting challenge.
So where does this fit in with regards to your correspondence. During the writing period, I knuckle down and worry only about the story. But once that instalment is published and before the vote closes I do read all of your correspondence. I thank you and value all of the feedback that is given. It means a lot that you have taken the time out of your busy lives to read and take part. I thank you again.
Now I have to get back to writing the fourth instalment and just like you I look forward to finding out what happens next.
Fourth Instalment published Monday 19th November.