Tomorrow I launch the Renegade Project, what you might call a Democratic Adventure.
Remember those “Choose Your Own Adventure” books? I loved them as a kid. So a couple years ago when a friend of mine started a community one on Writing.com, I jumped on the bandwagon. Like any neighborhood OCD variety, ideas sprouted and branched and I was eager to dazzle and interact.
Then I discovered the thing was hitched to a band of mossy sloths who couldn’t even reach the ground because the weight in the rear kept the tongue aloft. I promptly fell off. Heartbroken, I trudged off but the damage was done. Characters, plots, subplots, images and intrigue boiled through me. However, the ideas couldn’t settle for a regular book, even if I didn’t already have a waiting list. The story was built for interaction and craved it.
Tomorrow the adventure begins – this time time no sloths, no creaky wagon. This thing is eager for break-neck speed! And some delightful twists to put you in control, more than any of those dusty books could ever do! This challenge could test the ultimate creativity – yours and mine. You up for it? I am.
Here’s how it will go.
Tomorrow I will post the first story segment, ending with a choice of two or more options. Then you, the readers get to vote for which path you want the story to go. Simply comment to let your voice be heard. On Friday I will tally the votes. Then, the following Tuesday, I’ll post a new segment down the path that was chosen along with the new choice and options.
That’s how it will go for the month of January, with one section each week. That should give it a nice jump start. However, then the game changes. In February, each segment will include a choice and at least two options, BUT you aren’t limited by them at all. Anyone is welcome to propose an alternative action or reaction to the decision point. You are free to discuss, suggest and vote at will. You can even change your votes up to when I take the final tally. Then I promise to run with whatever the group decides (as long as it is suitable to post on the blog – though with you guys voting I really don’t expect that to be a problem. I trust you guys.)
So, are you game for a crazy adventure? I promise humor, danger, betrayal and mystery…
…but beyond that… only a lot of surprises.
Then come join in, for it has already begun…