DEAR FRIENDS: HERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT ARE GOING ON.
1. As you have probably noticed,
not a lot of anything has gotten done on this story in over a year now. I wouldn't call it anything as formal as a hiatus, just a lot of life upheaval and hardships and we're only just settling in again from a long time of pretty major unrest, and we've been working on other things, and so on. What I do want to say, though, especially to a lot of you who have been with us for a long, long time as we've been writing First Corinthians, is that it is NOT GOING TO BE FORGOTTEN. Period. This story has been a huge part of both ladysisyphus
's and my lives for just about as long as we've known each other (and that is a long time, for those of you keeping score), and I don't think we'd really know how to quit it, as the saying goes. No roadblock will ever be any more than temporary, and that's a promise. It may take a lot of work in the end to stitch together the lumpiness of something that's been written over such a long and uneven period of time, but that's a concern for the editorial process.
2. Speaking of the editorial process! It's... not happening yet! Or any time soon! But something that may be useful to it IS! Partly as an editorial tool (and partly as a Christmas gift for possibly our biggest fan, ladysisyphus
's stepfather, but shh), I've declared it time for us to do something extremely silly: The Audio Rough Draft. I got a cheapo voice microphone and we're basically going to do an audiobook reading of what we have so far, in its most recent editorial stage. I'll be reading my own chapters, and ladysisyphus
will be reading hers, as one might expect, which will also probably be nice for a sense of how our individual voices have affected things. The point is, YOU DON'T HAVE TO LISTEN TO THIS, but uhhh, if you want to, or if you haven't actually read the thing yet and listening to it on tape would be easier for you, I'll be putting up the mp3 files here as we get through them -- also locked to members of the community. Neither of us is a remotely professional reader, of course, but we are giant drama queens, so maybe that counts for something.
3. I am extremely mad at and frustrated with this story right now for the fact that it was really obviously conceived in most of its components when I was thirteen. This is really neither its fault nor yours, and I'm trying to work through it to the point where I can come to terms with it again and be able to look at it without wanting to barf. I'm hoping the audio rough draft project may help with that, too. But these are all relatively personal problems, so never mind.
4. LLAMA LLAMA LLAMA.
...that's it for now! Stay tuned! or, uh, don't, I wouldn't be mad