In the past few weeks, we’ve noticed a few things.
1. The further along we go in this story, the fewer consistent readers we have.
2. Working in the confines of this serial format is becoming more stifling the more we write. We can’t go back and change anything even if an idea comes along that could improve the story as a whole, and we can’t write whatever scene is most fresh in our mind at the time because we have to focus on getting the next chronological scene ready to publish.
3. We’re getting next to no feedback or interaction of any kind on the story in this medium.
Since posting to this blog as we write has become more of a detriment than a benefit to finishing the story, we’ve decided to change our approach. Andrew and I are going to stop posting here for the time being and focus on writing a complete rough draft of Aldaeus. When it’s finished, we’ll edit it together and then we’ll return to our serial format with the finished product – possibly in a different medium, we’ll see. For now, you probably won’t see a lot of us around here, but rest assured that if you’ve enjoyed Aldaeus so far we’re working as hard as we can to make sure that it’s as good as it can be, and when it’s ready we hope you’ll come back and enjoy it some more. Thanks for your patience and understanding, friends. Off we go.