Thursday, July 8, 2010

What's Happening: Story Arcs and Schedule

As I write this the first story, Until Death, is speeding to its inevitable conclusion. Inevitable from my perspective anyway, but then I'm the one writing the crazy thing.

Normally each part of an Undead Bar Association story is 800 - 1000 words, but today is an exception. I tried breaking today's piece up, but it killed the pacing when I did. So Part 20 is a double-length entry. Like a bonus. Why not.
But that doesn't mean you'll see the end of the story today. Nope. That would be too easy. We'll end today with a cliffhanger. And because Friday is reserved for Mutant of the Week, you'll have to wait until after the weekend for the conclusion of Until Death. I know, I'm a horrible person. But we'll jump right into the second story as soon as the first one is ends.

Here's the schedule for the rest of this week and next week:

Today:         Until Death - Part 20 (double day)
Friday:         Mutant of the Week
Saturday:     Maybe a Tasty Tidbit. I'm still checking sources.
Sunday:        [sound of chirping crickets]
Monday:      Until Death - Part 21
Tuesday:      Until Death - Wrapup
Wednesday: Binding Precedent - Part 1
Thursday:     Binding Precedent - Part 2
Friday:         Mutant of the Week

Each UBA story can stand alone, but the stories also build on each other. Until Death contains some ominous clues about the future. Did you catch them? No? Yes? Maybe? Stay tuned! All can be revealed...

Yes, I know the usual expression is all will be revealed.  But I haven't decided how much I will reveal in the immediate future.  A well developed world supports these stories, and I've got cases to last us for months.  So let's just see how it plays out.

- Maryanne M. Wells