I was surprised to hear such a strong request to finish the story and then post. It was not what I was expecting. With over 100 responses, roughly 60% asked that I complete the story, but make more frequent blog updates on status. Of course, that means that roughly 40% of you want me to post more sooner, rather than later.
While I may still hit my original plan to be ready to start posting in the "spring", knowing that a majority readers willing to offer me feedback would prefer for the story to be "done" first is encouraging.
So here is my plan:
1) I will continue writing and editing for the remainder of April and into May.
2) If I reach May 17th and am not done writing, I'll post Chapters 20-27 to move the plot forward and keep you all interested. As I stated in the previous blog posting, those chapters complete a significant arc in Paul and Jeryl's story.
3) If I have not begun posting on a regular schedule before the end of spring (June 21st), I will put up the entire story once it is complete.
Again, my goal is to get on a regular posting schedule sometime in May. Hopefully these publicly shared milestones will be a sufficient goad to keep me on track.
Thanks again for all the feedback and encouragement.
(4/15/2014 - working on chapter 31 with 120,000 words written)