My recent serial has now concluded. Later this week, I will publish the whole thing as one story, as I usually do.
Meanwhile, here are my observations about writing it, and how it was received on my blog.
This serial had a quick take-up, and a steady regular following. It received 110-120 views for each episode, though they were strung out over a week, as is the norm with time differences, and ‘weekend bloggers’. Taking the lowest figure, that resulted in 3740 views for the 34 episodes, with views still coming in as I type. Hopefully, I should see 4,000 views in total by next weekend.
The ending was always there, right from my first notes and drafts, and I am pleased that surprised some readers this time. Comments were above-average, which is always rewarding for me as writer. Despite some swearing, and the story involving gangsters and murder, it proved to be very popular.
I was able to use my experience of living in London for most of my life, alongside a familiarity with real people in my past who were much like some of the characters in the story.
I also worked for the Metropolitan Police for twelve years, and that helped with some investigative and procedural matters.
As usual, I would like to thank everyone who stuck with the serial, left the much-appreciated comments, and shared any parts on social media.