Ahead of any of the rest of this I should thank those of you that read 1000 Days. I appreciate the lot of you silent as you are about your participation. Also, a big shoutout to you robots combing the Internet for RSS feeds: thanks for stopping by.
The theme of concern resolving from those that do provide me feedback is that I don’t present a cohesive thread of any kind. Each day is new. Each day is disconnected from most of the days before it. Each day is a start with no middle or end.
I agree. And I dislike the disconnectivity as much as you. For anyone previously tentative about coming forward with criticisms of 1000 Days, let that admission alay any fears of authorial retaliation. I’m OK with external criticism of my work in part or whole. LEt’s not let that be the crack that breaks the dam and looses relentless volumes of bashing though—I’m no masochist. Alone in a vaccum with just pen and paper erodes my creativity and quality.
Starting next week I’ll be organizing each week by a theme. All seven—usually just five—will pivot on a core idea. I may announce that idea ahead of time; I may not. That pivot may come in the form of a straight forward story of sorts or it may simply be a bunch of stories about socks, or knives, or the wind, or greed. In any case a theme.
In the spirit of collaboration—but not too much (maybe 99:1)—I’ll solicit themes in the comments below.
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