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Insights from the Renegade Project

So, with the Renegade Project being experimental, the question now is how did it go and what does everyone think of it?

I, for one, enjoyed it and think it was all in all successful. Definitely fun enough to do again someday.

However, just as everything, it was neither easy or snag free. So I thought I’d give a taste of what I found on this side of the game.

First of all, if anyone is considering a similar project, I will warn you that it’s not for everyone. It does take a combination of thinking on your feet and planning ahead, yet staying flexible.

At times, I honestly didn’t know what would happen next and it took me a while to figure out what to write. Thus is why some of the longer gaps between segments.

Although any regular blogging demands consistency (which can be a challenge for me), with the Renegade Project, you can’t just write whatever general rant or insight you’ve had lately – you have a storyline and characters to get back to. After a few months, that can get old for many people

At least for me, it’s took longer than I expect it to – I thought I’d have it all wrapped back in July! Guess I was just having too much fun.

I think that I may have been too easy – not devious enough. No “dead ends” at all and in most voting rounds people significantly favored the same choice. Not sure what my readers thought about that, but I enjoyed the closer calls where people debated and speculated. Granted, ties created their own hassles, but I liked it when there wasn’t an “obvious” answer.

So, what did you think?

Would you play another round? Did you lose interest partway through? What would you love to see happen if and when I continue the story? How could I make it better?

I would love to hear your thoughts. I even made a fun little poll – another experiment! And feel free to comment below.

Thanks for any feedback, and again, thanks for playing. I really did enjoy the game and working with your ideas.

About Ren Black

Part-time novelist. Weekend artist. Full-time Mother. Ex-poet. Perfectionist by training. Compulsive researcher sporadically. Prone to fits of linguistic commentary Unorthodox Renegade occasionally. Sarcastic by habit... Dreamer Always... Consider Yourself Warned

7 comments on “Insights from the Renegade Project

  1. I’d go another round, and I’m playing with doing one on my blog, but SF.

    • Wonderful! Let me know when you get it set up. I’d love to come join in!

      • Okay. Thanks. It might be a while yet, though.

      • That’s fine. Take your time, and I think it works best if you invest well in back work. Know your world, environment and main characters. Before I started I had a bunch of options already written and had brainstormed several general threads. That really helped, especially with kicking it off.

      • The galaxy is a big place, I hope to see some new corners of it through the project. 😉

        I’ll definitely try and get them written ahead.

  2. I’d love to try my hand at one of these too, but I’m up to my ears in long-term projects already, and I probably ought to wrap up one or two in a profitable manner before I start anything new.

    But I really enjoyed this!

    I think that the fact that you did invest in back work was especially evident in the beginning. I commend you for sticking with it, even though I know you had some extraordinary challenges. Didn’t I read somewhere recently that you have a fairly new baby in the house right now?

    For me, that would have probably been a story-killer. I would have had baby-on-the-brain syndrome 24/7 and not much room left for anything else!

    So I’m impressed.

    • lol, yep, my littlest is about 6 weeks old. Nowadays I am often back to one-handed typing. Writing is slow, but I still wouldn’t give it up.

      Yes, sometimes it was obligation that pushed me through each segment, but I’m glad for it.I knew that you guys were watching and waiting for it. That really helped. As a writer, this was very good for me.

      I totally understand the plateful of projects. I usually have way too many projects in progress at a time. Drives my Husband nuts sometimes. “Just finish something!” he’ll say. So I sincerely wish you good luck on your projects, Krysti.

      If you do get to try something like this out let us know.

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