First, here are some links to each category. Unfortunately, it seems to start at the most recent, so the posts are backwards:
First of all, I do regret not thinking up the 13 chapters and 31 sections trend when I wrote the original story. I’ve always been looking at it to see if I could add 2 more sections since it stopped at 29. To be fair, I began this adventure thinking I’d publish it, but my confidence never rose high enough to go that far. Instead, I was more comfortable making it a blog only story. Going to be having a bunch of those in the future, so I am wondering if that’s okay. This series started me on that path, which Bedlam and Ichabod Brooks might end up following. Anyway, this isn’t about them.
I did enjoy trying to come up with tense situations and creating suspense, which is different from my action adventures. Raven’s Wrath didn’t really reach the same levels as the others, but I wanted to see how things would go in a world that has gone utterly insane. I was having trouble making a new protagonist to face Dawn Addison too. So, I took the suggestion of someone and made her the ‘hero’. In a way, she’s always been her own worst enemy, so this worked as a final story. Dawn became more than the monster of the series and I think she ended with people getting a better sense of her as a character.
Will I ever try this genre again? I don’t know. I can’t even be certain I’ll leave Dawn Addison alone entirely. She won’t get another story, but I might slip her into a post as a cameo or check in on her from time to time. Wouldn’t be right to cast her aside while I keep thinking about the characters from Legends of Windemere. There may have been a difference in scale with the series, but I’ve learned a lot from both of them. The Raven Series helped me learn more about creating tension and writing a more condensed story due to time and size constraints. This will help me when I work on short stories in the future.
Anyway, what did people think of both the finale and series? I know I don’t have an audience who is big on horror and many have stated that they simply didn’t get into the series. Still, I really hope even a handful of people enjoyed this series.