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Demented'verse Poll for Timestamp

Hello demented'verse readers!

I've been working on this timestamp, and it's gotten to 17,500 words and it's not done yet. So this leads me to a question...

Poll #1763882 demented'verse poll
This poll is closed.

How should I post a long story?

All at once!
14(29.8%)
In parts/chapters, once a week...that way we can start reading it now while you finish up the end
23(48.9%)
In parts/chapters, twice a week.
8(17.0%)
Other (I'll tell you in comments)
2(4.3%)
The first week of August, I'll actually be without my laptop, so I won't be able to write. Though, I'll still have occasional access to the internet, so I was thinking if I emailed myself the story file, I would still be able to post.

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cappy712
Jul. 22nd, 2011 04:41 pm (UTC)
Whatever way you want to post the story is fine with me. If you post by the chapter and continue to post whatever way you decide it's going to be read no matter what... I'm looking forward to reading the timestamp that you have created and will read it whatever way you see fit.

Thank you for taking us into consideration.

Hope you get your laptop back quickly! Cappy712
hells_half_acre
Jul. 22nd, 2011 04:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

Right now I'm leaning more towards posting in parts...just because I think it might work better that way. It seems most people agree! Haha

I'll be without my laptop for about 10 days or so. It's voluntary...I spend so much time on the computer that I find it's good to take a vacation from it at least once a year.
quickreaver
Jul. 22nd, 2011 05:41 pm (UTC)
I was torn between "All at once" and "Once weekly" (like a serial.) But I decided upon "All at once" with the request that it be made available on PDF for e-reader download! Computer reading fatigues my eyes something fierce.

Once I get reading something, I usually want to power through to the end. Could be a function of my crappy memory, but there ya have it!
hells_half_acre
Jul. 22nd, 2011 05:48 pm (UTC)
I could make a pdf when it's all done, sure! Usually when I do that, the pdf ends up having a few typos, because sometimes I don't see typos until I've posted the story on the internet (I'm still catching a few cases of missing punctuation in VVV, but things like that are trivial.) So, yeah, if you'll forgive me my typos, then I can upload a pdf for you. :)
quickreaver
Jul. 22nd, 2011 06:03 pm (UTC)
Forgive? No, never! ;) Pffft...typos are nuthin'. I'm just grateful for the PDF!

Actually, I do a lot of my editing by uploading my fic to my Kindle. All of a sudden, it looks different. It feels like an actual book and I can be more accurately critical.

hells_half_acre
Jul. 22nd, 2011 06:07 pm (UTC)
It feels like an actual book and I can be more accurately critical.

Yes, exactly! I kind of feel bad sometimes, because people who read my stories right away don't get as crisp a version as those who discover it a week or so later. I think my record for editing after posting was with "Sam Is..." which I found myself making word changes a month after the fact. :P
quickreaver
Jul. 22nd, 2011 06:16 pm (UTC)
I feel you. I have to force myself to stop editing-after-publication. One week and that's it. Done and done.

Move on, and know that you've learned and your next piece will be that much better! (Hear that, self? Move on!)
khek
Jul. 23rd, 2011 12:53 am (UTC)
Anyway you want to post it is fine with me! :)
hells_half_acre
Jul. 23rd, 2011 01:16 am (UTC)
Thanks! :) It looks like I'll be posting in parts - it's a tight race, but I'm thinking the current chapter/part that I'm working on would work better as a chapter/part and not a section of a chunk - if that makes any sense... which is probably doesn't, but yeah...I'm probably overthinking this. :P
immortal_jedi
Jul. 23rd, 2011 01:05 am (UTC)
I put "in parts once a week" because that was how you posted dementors and vacations
hells_half_acre
Jul. 23rd, 2011 01:20 am (UTC)
Haha, nice icon.

Yeah, the difference with this and DDD and VVV is that this isn't a continuous storyline, but rather a series of events that take place over a larger span of time....so, it's sort of more time-stampy than plotty, if that makes any sense.

I also just realized that I have no idea what I'm calling it. So far it's saved on my computer as SPNHPS6...which um, well, won't do for posting. Hmm, something else to think about...
immortal_jedi
Jul. 23rd, 2011 04:33 am (UTC)
I like it.

Well, in that case, I think you should do what you want, really.

As for a title... well, I can't help there!
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