Have your attention?
So, I’m working on future posts instead of writing. The tooth thing is making it hard to concentrate. Now, I’m looking at December and wondering what I can do to close out the year on Tuesdays. The teasers are getting more headache-y for Windemere and I’ll have The Spirit Well coming out around then. An idea popped up, but it’s one that typically fails. Figure I’ll get feedback first and make a decision.
I want to do 4 character interviews. Two problems have come about when I try to do this:
- Me doing the questions and answers inevitably gets a ‘spoiler’ complaint. That and I never know what people want to hear from these characters. I know everything, which makes me a horrible interviewer.
- Making it interactive even with topic suggestions results in disaster. Very few people comment and many will show up to make a statement instead of a question, which ruins the illusion. Great that you like the character, but they’re kind of ‘sitting there’ waiting for a question. It’s like meeting a celebrity and talking about how much you like them as if they aren’t standing right there.
Now, if people are interested in this then I’ll attempt it using these steps:
STEP !– Set up a poll for last week in October to see who gets interviewed. Top 4 win. Poll will be stickied for a week complete with a mention of the sticky so people know that new posts are below.
STEP @– Announce winners the following weekend.
STEP #– Post a new character every Thursday in November with a request for questions.
STEP $– Make the posts for the following month.
That’s the plan and it will depend a lot on if people want to see it happen. If I don’t have enough people wanting it then it stops. If not enough people vote in the poll then it stops. If I don’t get enough questions (would like a max of 4) then it stops. I’m a glutton for punishment here.