It’s one of my favorite activities also. But admittedly that has not been easy with #TroubleTexasStyle. I have trialled several options for making that a bit easier since leaving Lit. And even there, the storylines got confusing.
Okay, I admit defeat. George R. R. was right. The story of Ice and Fire might be dauntingly long and complex, but there is just no other way to write it that makes sense. Four separate but entwined stories does not work with this series. It took almost a year and three-quarters of the way through the story to realize that though. Oh, well, live, write, and learn.
So, in addition to writing, editing, and posting new chapters this week, I have also been updating the website in a way that makes sense of all the gibberish. It is FAR from finished. Editing this thing into something truly chronological may take months. Months I don’t have. But for now, it is possible to roughly follow along the story.
If you go to the Trouble Texas Style homepage, you will discover that I have listed all the chapters from all four books in roughly chronological order. And I do mean very, very roughly. There is still loads of work to be done to break those chapters and stories in the right order.
But if that was not enough (and evidently it was not), I have added
Buttons at the bottom of each chapter. That means you can just click through from one chapter to the next, from the first to the most current. Making that binge reading easier.
Moving forward, I will do that for all my works in progress. I will also go back and do it for my Books as I have time.
Unfortunately, all this busy works has taken a bit of a toll on the writing. I began this week five chapters ahead. Now I have just two. Hopefully, I can catch up a bit with that this weekend. Because while I don’t edit and upload chapters on the weekend, I do write.
I might be sold on this outlining crap. It has meant that even on those days that I don’t ‘feel like writing’ I have something to prompt me. I set out just to write a bit and often even the whole chapter.
Of course, nothing is set in stone. I am continually revising that blooming outline. I have added at least two more chapters to the story just today. Do I still think I can finish #TroubleTexasStyle by March 1st? Maybe. I hope. But not long after for sure.
But I also need to begin to think and outline Reconciliation Texas. I want to hit the ground running with that one. And I don’t want to constantly be changing format on it either. So, I need your feedback on a couple of things…
- Do you like this new chronological chapter order with Next buttons? Do you have any other suggestions for how I might organize it better?
- Did you come only for this series? Or do you read my other stuff? I’m considering giving my mind a bit of a break from Sebida by only writing Reconciliation three days a week and working on other projects the rest of the time. Would ya’ll want me to post those here too? Right now, both Njörður’s and my Apocalypse have been left hanging. As has Sergeant Mike and Esther. I have to bring them back to Sebida.
On top of selling Alan’s other house, trying to survive a pandemic with an extroverted autistic teen, grow enough fresh produce to feed my family and others, and do some binge reading of my own. I’m hoping as many of you as can will share your thoughts with me. If you don’t want to make a public comment, remember you can always email me at email@example.com.
Within reason, I will do what I can to get these stories into the hands of as many readers as I can.
Okay, off to tackle some of those other projects, have a good weekend and look for the next chapter on Monday.
Goddess bless you,