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Hooky 9 (And Some Thoughts About the Story)

December 12, 2012
Posted at 8:43 am

Hi all-

I just wanted to let you know I just queued the next chapter and to thank you for your continued support and encouragement (and especially your feedback, kind words and good scores, lol).

I also wanted to talk about the story a little. I had a hard time deciding on what (of even if any) label I would use. Yes, "Mind Control" is a driving theme of the story, but you can easily argue that the "Romance" theme is equally (if not more) important. It is clearly a "Coming of Age" story too. There are also minor themes of "Sports" and "Science Fiction" too (though not as strong throughout the story). I guess, what I'm getting at is do you think that the "Mind Control" label is the best way to market the story to possible readers? Are the "Romance" or "Coming of Age" themes strong enough here to carry the story?

I guess what I'm really asking is that as this is not your typical "Mind Control" story, do you think it would be better served by a different theme?

I'd love to hear what you think.