Hey-o, installment 4, in which Raven gains a new ally. I mostly miss writing this because while doing so, I had a window open for Sexy Scary Man’s visual inspiration, and now I don’t have a good reason to do so. My desktop may never forgive me for dropping this one.
An outline is crucial when you write submit-as-you-go because once you’ve sent it out, you don’t get to go back and change things. I don’t like naming places or characters and tend to save that until the last of the last of the revisions, but under these circumstances, I got to put it off only for the outline, throughout which the cryptic stranger in this chapter is identified as Sexy Scary Man.
This was written for a specific market that didn’t want it, making it pointless to continue writing it. I briefly entertained the idea of doing it anyway as a Gumroad serial (and possibly even recording audio as Storytime with Auntie Ren), but these things are worth the time and effort required only when one has a following.
If you’re joining us late, here’s Part 1.
Hey-o, another dead story in honor of Halloween, and this one is even about the dead! It was a submit-as-I-go (versus a finish-a-whole-draft-and-then-polish) that got canned, so I didn’t have to waste a year of my life agonizing over this story no one’s interested in.