The Fourth Finger Marathon
Good evening, fam.
First, I’m not talking to those of you who missed #ChatwithSally. 😢
If you missed it, you missed a lot. It was fun. Go on Twitter and check the hashtag #ChatwithSally to catch up.
There will be a real life meet up either in April or May. So if you missed this and you’re in Lagos, you can always get to meet me then.
So unto the business of the day!
I’ll be posting six episodes of The Fourth Finger, starting from the 7th to the 12th of March.
The Fourth Finger is a series, different from It’s Another Saturday in writing style and story. It’s Another Saturday was easier to write because it was done in the first person narrative. Thoughts and intentions of the characters were easier to understand because they were speaking directly with you. Most writers use this form because it’s easy writing. But not so with The Fourth Finger.
The structure entails that a good sum of the story be told for the reader to be engrossed. And that’s why I’ll be giving you a marathon for a whole week. That way, you read without interruptions and get the gist and then we can continue weekly.
I’ll keep on posting stories from other writers and I want to plead with you to please support them by dropping comments. That is why they came here. Moskedapages is known for great feedback but I feel sad and rather embarrassed when you guys read and don’t drop comments. If writers wanted silence, they wouldn’t share their work online.
You don’t have to be nice all the time. Criticism is also accepted here. It helps a writer’s growth and confidence. When there’s no comment, you’re basically saying you’re not there. And of what use is writing if no one is there?
I don’t know about the writing process of other writers but for me, I take days, sometimes weeks, sleepless nights to put down a single episode. And when I don’t get feedback, it’s like saying I wasted my time. And I start to question if I’m good or not. And yes my day goes terribly.
So there I’ve opened up about how we feel as writers. Feedback trumps profit sometimes. If I sold all my books and didn’t get an encouraging comment, I’ll never enjoy my success.
So please support the guest writers here. I know some of you are diehard Sally fans but come out of that cocoon a little and try something different.
God bless you for enduring the long write-up.
See you on the 7th.
Meanwhile I’m still taking questions on Twitter #ChatwithSally