@Isi_Talks Aw, thank you!
@Sheaon13 I think writers can notice or pick up on different things by nature of having experience writing, so I see your point there. I will look back over the scene to see if there is a way to improve the readability of it when I have some free time. Thank you!
@SparklyNicole @Isabella_Taylor Oh, that is a neat theory and it seems a few other readers may also agree with it. I won’t say one way or the other, though a lot of your grandfather’s fireproofing was a result of the tragedy that befell your childhood home and parents so…Hmmm? I like how you picked up on how quickly the MC was made to leave the town. We shall have to wait and see, but I’m glad y’all are thinking about it!
Yes, please feel free to suggest music on the forum too. I check both, but have quite a few asks in my inbox that I’m working through, so having some comments/questions/suggestions on here would be great as well. It may be easier to sort/address them. No worries about being an annoyance; I love that you’re thinking about the characters and appreciate the music suggestions since my own music taste isn’t that varied.
You’re welcome and thank you for taking time to play the demo! I’m so happy that you replayed the cabin scene so many times.
@Lea_Boucher Awesome! I’m glad you found the chapter so immersive.
I like how you described the JR route–‘learning’ and ‘discovery’ does characterize it with the MC helping to act as a bit of a catalyst, though the three of them are on even footing. I don’t want it to ever feel like the MC is third wheeling or that R and J are simply both interested in the MC and have no interest in each other, since that seems hallow and potentially a little fanservice-y, imo. The poly route is a very much mutual (though it takes time for feelings to be acknowledged, etc.), so thank you for saying it feels more like a unit or team than the MC being an intrusion or the focal point. B is rather sweet and precious; I’m glad you’re enjoying them. I tend to see a lot of R-mancers and J-mancers on Tumblr; I’m happy all the ROs have interested readers.
Thank you! I want the choices to feel and read as true narrative choices instead of flavor text or a brief paragraph change, which requires more writing; however, my hope is that this style is more rewarding for readers.
The journal was a change for me, since I don’t usually write in first person and tried to think about how someone would write in a diary/log. Adding the choice element was fun. There are many clues in the cabin; that may or may not be one of them. I can’t say too much about the dog, but there is a chance we may be seeing her before the first book is over with…Your MC taking an interest may help with that.
Lol, I’m sorry! I wanted a suspenseful ending after all the cabin exploration. Hopefully Milton isn’t going to turn up like a candy cane, but who knows…(Okay, I know). You and your MC may discover some things in the woods.
Thank you! I plan to post the weekly update after I do this reply post. I started on Chapter 6 this morning (my timezone), but will try to balance the writing with social media and irl stuff. I’m touched that you can see the effort that goes into the chapter! Best wishes.