15 Years of Serial Fiction: ASF’s Anniversary Podcast, Part 2 (first installment)
Hello again, all! It’s podcast time again, and this month I’ve got a two-part podcast (did you really think I’d be anything but longwinded? Moi?) answering more questions from readers and announcing the winners of the ASF Fourth Season Survey contest!
The bulk of the episode (both parts — the second half will be posted on Jan 31) is devoted to questions related to how much I deviate from my plans, whether it’s due to reader feedback, external situations, or my own changing mind. In this first half, a multi-part question from Sara finds me ruminating on just how bad some of my initial instincts can be, why it’s important to be willing to change mid-storyline when I realize I’m making a big mistake, the weird way Ian and Danielle’s twisted relationship came about, and why Tristan nearly had an affair with–oops, no no no, that would be spoiling the podcast! 🙂 All in all you might be surprised to hear how certain major storylines could have ended up quite different from their final version… and thank heavens for all of us that they didn’t.
Since Sara’s question had so many aspects to it… and because I really am crazy talkative… the second half of this episode will be posted separately.
As always, the theme music is, of course, ASF’s own theme (from 2001 – 2012), “Hell’s Bells,” by Dennis M. Reed, as seen in our opening trailer.