Thank you so much for reading The Lurge Robot Factory Adventure. It was a ton of fun to write, and posting it in this chapter-a-week format seemed to work out well.
This is the first time I’ve written a detective story, and I’ll level with you: it was nerve-wracking for me posting it piecemeal. Every week, especially towards the end, I was thinking, “Oh no, what if people hate this next bit?” On the plus side, there was a plot hole that I thought of in early August, which I was able to address before the last chapter went up. In mysteries, especially, one mistake by the author can ruin the whole thing.
To my great relief, people seem to have enjoyed how the story ended up. I posted the whole thing on one page, with a hyperlinked table of contents, here. There was an issue with the chapter menu I’d created with the blog posts–it didn’t sort the chapters properly, because apparently the algorithm puts “Chapter 10” between “Chapter 1” and “Chapter 2”. It looked silly, so I figured I’d better come up with a more convenient way to read it. I will also look into publishing it on KDP and/or Smashwords at some point in the not-too-distant future.
Once again, thank you all for reading and sharing the story on social media. You are, as always, the best!
You are certainly right to be pleased with this. The dialogue ran well, so did the exchanges between the characters, there was much for the reader to figure out and see if they’d got the right answers and above all a lot of potential for future cases.
Shame about the chapter numbers. You’d think a computer programmer would make sure the programme knew that 10 was ‘ten’ ie after ‘nine’ and not 1+0 placing it before 2….Sheesh even a 69 year old technophobe luddite could work that out!
Keep up the good work!
Thank you! 🙂 Yes, sometimes it’s hard to fathom what those programmers are thinking of.
Being of the generation of officer workers who was ‘there’ during the big transition from pen & paper to computer I have certain ‘views’ on the subject (See the dialogue of the Gunnery Sergeant in ‘Full Metal Jacket’)
Looking forward for it coming out. One way around that I’ve found in numbering pictures is to start wit 01, 02 and so on. May look silly on the page, though.
Thanks, Pat! I’ll give it a try.
Looking forward to the published story! On Kindle if possible. 🙂