I am not a refined writer by any stretch of the imagination. Sometimes I have these somewhat brilliant moments that give me a little burst of excitement during a rather monotonous phase in life….you know, when you realize that being an adult really sucks.
But I’ve always loved to write. I have loved to have stories to tell; to pique the imagination. I loved the challenge of even taking up ghostwriting erotica to push my own boundaries a bit- a moved that proved worthwhile, as it sometimes kept food in the house. I had made a promise to a much-loved family friend in our last conversation (via Skype) whom we called Ma Joyce, that I would make an effort to write and become a published author.
But who would want to hear what I have to say?
Ever the ambitious type (in my head), I decided to up the ante a bit. Instead of writing a book, I decided that I was going to write an ongoing short story series on a weekly basis that would depict life, dating & love in the era of social media. But, I would concurrently tell my own story via the blog and share my own experience with dating in my 30’s and my very contemporary of snagging a husband halfway across the world. I guess I figured if someone found it interesting to read, cool. But my biggest setback in life was not having enough faith in myself before I could allow anything I had to say be seen publicly.
Anyway, I digress.
The short story series will be called “Hearts & WiFi”. I thought the title was cute and the domain was cheap (my humor is horrible, forgive me). That story will be more of an “interactive” experience. See, what I will be doing is creating a base cast whose stories will be told on a weekly basis in the form of a short story. It will be publicly available, but there will be an option for people to subscribe for $1 a month (not bad for 4 stories a month, eh?) and others can opt to subscribe more or donate to earn perks to make a decision that can alter the course of the story. Examples may be 1 on 1 sessions with me to create a new main character to add to the cast (we’re talking a DETAILED character) or even the decision to break up a couple or kill someone off. While I know this sounds absolutely batshit, I think it could be fun. Who knows what comes of it, and if any of the readers really enjoy it they can help influence pieces of it.
Of course, there will also be polls for anyone (paid or not) to weigh in on some key choices so everyone can be involved. Sounds kinda fun, right?
Anyway, those who would like to subscribe can check out the link to do so, but honestly, I’m just glad to have ya. It means a lot to me that you would take the time to stop by and read what I have to say. I really appreciate that more than anything ♥
Welcome, and I hope you stay a while.