Over a 1100 reads in the first three days, with a 6.7+ rating... not bad for a short first chapter of a no-sex story! I am humbled and encouraged. Thanks for the votes and emails!
Each chapter of A&TA starts off with the lyrics to a verse or chorus from a song. Most of the lyrics I chose after outlining the chapter, in order to fit the theme.
As the story progressed, I tried to stick with songs that were out by the summer of 1984. Some of the songs don't fit that mold, but I picked them because they strike a chord (pun intended) with the plot.
I've started a playlist of all the songs used in the story- the chapter introductions and other songs I refer to in the story- on Spotify. A PC-only account is free. The playlist can be found here:
I will add songs to the playlist each week, two or three days before the chapter posts, as a bit of a teaser for what's coming up. Think of it as a 'soundtrack' to the story!
So far in the playlist:
Prologue - "The Impression that I Get" by the Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Chapter 1 - "Ordinary Average Guy" by Joe Walsh
Chapter 2 - "Wonderful" by Adam Ant
Oh, and by the way, I told a little fib in the last blog. I wrote that the whole story is finished, but Chapter 9 is still in drafting. Fear not, dear reader! It will be ready to go long before the posting schedule requires it!
Since the next two Thursdays are holidays, I plan to post Chapters 2 and 3 a day early. Think of it as my Christmas and New Years' gifts to you.