I have miscellaneous questions and comments, none of which supports a post of its own, so I’m just jumbling them here. In no particular order:
I am slowly moving the Works in Progress and Everything Else stuff over here from jennycrusie.com, which is why there are two new tabs in the banner now. I haven’t transferred everything over yet, it’s gonna take awhile, but from now on when I post a draft, it’ll be here..
I think the essays stay on the website since they were all published. HOWEVER, it would be nice to have some kind of central system where if you wanted to read about a topic, there’d be a page here that would have links to both Argh and the website. I have no idea what that would be or if it would even be helpful. I did move the Search box up to the top of the right column under the bio box, and I did redo the categories, but there are still over a thousand posts that are uncategorized thanks to the hack, and a search box here does not search the website. The website will eventually link back here on the book pages, I think. You know, you keep putting stuff on the internet for ten years, the content is gonna mount up.
I’m really happy with the Good Book idea, so thank you to those who suggested it and who participated. I have the posts set up for the next two months to load automatically, and then we can look again and see if it’s still working.
Slogging through some of the back posts (it’s gonna take me forever), I tripped over a promise to start doing a Questionable once a week (Questionable Tuesdays? Argh). It slipped my mind, but I still have some Questionables in draft form I could finish and schedule. Of course, that skews the blog even more toward writing wonkiness, so maybe not. It also means that three out of seven days of Argh are pre-programmed, which could be nice since I’m swamped right now, but which could also undercut the
annoyingly delightfully erratic personality of the blog..
What non-writing stuff should I be looking at for in here? I know, dogs, but besides that?
In the last pass at Nita, did you see the father reveal coming ahead of time? I only ask because I don’t want Nick looking like an idiot for not seeing it. I’m good with him missing it because it’s so improbable, but not if people have been saying, “Hello, it’s OBVIOUS” for too many pages.
Does Max getting a PoV that late in the first act seem disruptive?
Can we have a round of applause for Mollie the Genius? I told her I didn’t like the look of the thumbs up icon, too impersonal, and that I’d much rather have a heart, and that I also didn’t want any “disagree” options because those are always taken badly (“If you don’t have anything nice to click, don’t click anything at all”). Twenty-four hours later, she delivers. Genius, I tell you.
There may be an infestation of really large spiders in my bedroom (or just one aggressive asshole who keeps leaping on me). Anybody know any good way to repel spiders without killing them? I’m against going to war with nature, but I’m against spiders in my bed, too. (Currently sleeping and typing in the guest room, but Krissie is coming to stay this week and this bed is hers.)
The World of Argh is now linked on the Everything Else page. I’m good with it there, but is anybody still adding to it? Does it still even work? Does anybody use it?
Are we tired of the holiday theme for Cherry Saturdays? I don’t want to bore people, although I did think the Draw a Bird post was brilliant. Also, I don’t know what I’d replace the holidays with.
Another TV series binge watch. Yes or no? I want to do a post on Grimm, but then iZombie seems like a great binge since it’s brilliant and starting up again, and then there’s Limitless because I think it did such interesting things, plus Legion is fairly mindblowing, and Sense8 is coming back, and then there are the older shows like Agent Carter and Galavant, but I’m not sure the binge posts do anything for anybody besides me. I was going to say that I haven’t watched any non-SF/Fantasy shows since Person of Interest, but that was speculative fiction, too, since it was about AIs. Clearly I have lost my grip on reality narratives, and I know not everyone here shares my passion for the paranormal. In my defense, have you seen reality lately?
I think there’s a mouse in the kitchen. I hope it’s a mouse. I don’t think a spider makes that much noise. NOT A NORMAL SPIDER ANYWAY.
And now back to cutting the hell out of the first act.