I’ve never really got involved with any of the colaborative writing ventures which have sprung up on the web. I think this is partly because I’m very proprietorial with my own creations (this is my story, get off!) but also because to participate properly you have to read ‘the story so far’ which, for someone who doesn’t like reading from a screen, can fell like a real chore.
Luckily I spotted Jane Smith’s Greyling Bay on the very day it was ‘launched’, and am just about managing to keep up. I can heartily recommend what’s up there so far – some excellent writers (and not just unknowns like me!) in very good form, though I’d love to know how they produced this stuff so quickly. Yes, I can do 300 words no problem, but only after I have the idea. Then there’s the polishing … Either they were tipped off , or their mental R&D time is a lot less than mine!
Still, having celebrated reaching the first 40,000 of my WIP by going down with some nasty lurgy, I am taking a break from Ailsa’s story. A trip out west to Greyling Bay could be just what I need.
Regular readers will know the photo is not ‘Greyling Bay’ or anywhere close – but I think it looks the part.