I have now reached the end of almost 19,000 words of the fictional serial ‘Street Life’. For those of you who want to read it in its entirety, I have put the whole thing into one huge post too, ‘Street Life: The Complete Story’. Writing fiction on a blog, is something of a mixed blessing. It has its fans, that’s evident, but also puts off many occasional or potential new readers, especially those who don’t tend to read books or stories online. Also, the need to write at least 1000 words a day to keep interest in a serial is not the usual task associated with everyday blogging.
Sixteen episodes of one story is a big ask for any blog followers, and it has been an absolute delight for me to see how many of you have stuck with it, read every episode, and left comments too. I was particularly touched by having so many readers genuinely invest in the story’s characters, and worry about them in many cases too. From the point of view of the person writing, this is all I could have hoped for, and more.
For now, I will give myself, and my readers, a rest from fiction, and return to complete the A-Z challenge, look up some old songs in my head, and no doubt complain about the weather occasionally too. This blog will return to ‘Business As Usual’ for the time being, with my sincere thanks to everyone who made writing that serial such a rewarding experience.