Reflux issues are such that I really ought to see a doctor.
Wind Tunnel Dreams
Thanks to new sponsor jenstclair!
The total raised so far, for those playing at home = $887.50. This is looking fairly sustainable. I can't do this all the time - would burn out like whoa! - but I could do one a week, maybe, and keep the tip jar out.
And... now I'm wondering if I can hit $1,000. *speculative look* Ten days, ten Dreams. I'm hoping for a burst of sponsorship at the end, when y'all can see that I pulled it off.
Do you know how hard it is to jump into a new universe every day, find a story, give it to you, and (for the most part) not suck? I'm doin' a high-wire act over here. Feels good, but also a bit stressy, because I don't want to drop the ball.
As mentioned to feste_sylvain this morning, one of the things the new format of Shayara allows me to do is to tell the amount of story that wants to be told in one sitting. There's stuff that I could never fit in 22 pages, but that has to be told all in a chunk - the Purges. The battle that closes Act II. With the illuminated-manuscript-on-the-web model, I can do this.
I barely slept last night. So I'm going to try to do that. Other plans today = library, Porter Exchange, and picking up the turkey.