Saturday, May 24, 2014

quick and dirty

On this fine Memorial Day (for those of you living in the US) weekend, I'm not going to weigh you down with a big post. I'm just going to let you know what I'm up to, and how some of you can eventually be part of the process.

Inspired by a few other EMC writers who've taken on the challenge, I've begun writing a Choose Your Own Adventure story. It will be huge, because of its very nature, so it will take me a long time to write. I'm not sure how long, but since the finished product will be novel length, I'm guessing a few months.

The plot will be based very loosely on one of my first EMCSA stories, "What Do You Give the Man Who Has Everything?" But now it will be "What Do You Give the Alien Who Has Everything?" There will be two alien-parasite-infested MC'ers, one male and one female; so you can choose whom you might or might not become enslaved to (There are at least a couple of different kinds of "might not"). You'll also be able to choose your protagonist's gender and orientation (The orientation is very loosely defined, so your choice of sex partners isn't locked in by what you select at the start). My original story was set in a South American drug dealer's mansion, but the new version takes place in a much nicer location: the Seychelles, otherwise known as the most exclusive resort location on the planet.

Now here's where you come in. When I reach the end of the process, I'm going to need some beta readers. I'll be looking for people with good proofreading skills and broad enough interests to test the story from all four possible points of view (gay female, straight female, gay male, straight male). No need to volunteer yet; like I said, the story is a long way from being finished. But if you're interested, just keep the idea tucked away in your mind and look for updates as the time approaches.

All beta readers will get a free copy of the finished e-book and a thank-you in the "Acknowledgements" section, but you will have to work for it. ;-P


K said...

Yay! I love a good choose your adventure book. Depending on when it finishes I will definitely be trying for a beta tester spot.

thrall said...

Thanks, I'm glad you're looking forward to it. :-)

Anonymous said...

Definitely great news! I remember reading these as a kid, and some were brilliantly written with many divergent paths to choose.

I can't wait to see what you'll come up with!

thrall said...

Thanks! I'm looking forward to sharing it with you, but I won't lie: it's a monster to write.

I think I'm going to publish "Hoarder" in the meantime.