#SaturdayScenes in Google Plus is a fantastic new community hotspot created by John Ward.
I know I’m enjoying it immensely and being a co-owner with Steve Turnbull and a slew of great moderators we appreciate so much. The interacting, reading great scenes from others, and posting weekly in the community has not only increased my daily writing twofold, but also has taught me so much about the writing process itself.
Reading other writing styles in scenes posted by some wonderful authors/writers — and getting great feedback by them reading mine — is fantastic! And did I mention how much I appreciate everyone, whether a SS community member or not, taking the time to ‘plus one’ or comment how much they like it?
And more importantly giving good feedback with an honest critique. That helps me tremendously.
It’s so very encouraging to a new writer, basically an unknown, as we have to be brave enough to put our work ‘out there’, by practicing in public, and I’d be lying if I said hitting the post button was easy. I had clammy hands. Still do sharing openly.
Here’s my serial, I posted a new chapter/scene each week from July of 2014 to January of 2015. You can follow the hastag #TheAmigurumiMenagerie if you are on g+ for tge whole first drafts of chapters 1- 23.
Then it got put on hold. Life happened, as it does for us all, leaving the serial a few chapters short of completion. I picked it back up a few months later, rolled up my sleeves, and got that sucker finished!
It’s rough and needs editing, but hey, it’s done!
The Amigurumi Menagerie was fun to write. It is a funky, weird and completely different from anything you’ve ever read. (I hope). I feel my readers will be mostly women of all ages, but, I know there are also a lot of men who might like it too. It is a mashup of comedic light horror, sci-fi, with a touch of suspense.
In case you’re not on google plus, here are some links to each chapter to whet your whistle. Remember, these are just drafts posted as a weekly serial on #SaturdayScenes each Saturday 😉
Ronda K Reed
UPDATED October 2018
OK. As you know google plus is shutting down. I am so bummed by this as I used it as my main social media platform for my writing. As a result of that and because this serial is getting a rewritten ending by me after being professionally edited, I’ve removed the google plus chapter links I originally shared with this post in the Community Saturday Scenes.
Hopefully, before too much longer, I will be able to share the published finished version of The Amigurumi Menagerie. So please check back!
Thanks so much,
Ronda K Reed