Well, here we are approaching the final stretch of 2020. One more lap and we can bring an end to this train wreck of a year. Pandemic aside, December means Christmas and the Holiday Season. I appreciate this time of the year more with every passing year. Maybe it’s because I’m getting older (43 years old, Ugh) but I now look back at Christmases past with growing nostalgia. By far, the most memorable Christmas seasons for me were the ones spent overseas. Something I’m sure a few readers can relate to.
So, it is the beginning of December and there’s a lot on the WWIII plate between now and Christmas. I thought a quick run-through of upcoming entry subjects between now and 25 December would be useful. And, as mentioned in the title, I’m again going to ask for a little feedback on something. 😊
D+14 is almost wrapped up. All that remains is a Politics of Global War piece on the Kremlin’s reaction to the day’s events in Poland, as well as the possibility of strategic escalation with the United States. This will be likely be a two-part post. First part will be posted this weekend, and the second part by Tuesday. Next Wednesday I’m planning to post a Gaming WWIII entry, or a WWIII book or movie review. And that brings us to next Friday…..
On 11 December I will post the first chapter of my WWIII novel manuscript. I know I’m running a week late and apologize. Another chapter will be up on 18 December, and the third on Christmas Day.
Now, here’s the part where I could use some reader feedback. I still intend on posting a three-chapter sample. But I’m not sure if it would be better to post the first three chapters of the manuscript, or post three individual chapters from different parts of the ‘script. For example, Chapter One followed by individual chapters from the ‘Build up to War’ and ‘WWIII’ sections. Each option has its advantages and disadvantages. I like the Ch. 1-3 option because it keeps the continuity of the story intact. However, I also would like for the readers to get a sample of the war chapters as well. After all, the novel is about a fictional World War III and the war is the meat of the story.
I will not make a final decision until after I receive some reader feedback and weigh the matter a bit more. Anyone who’d like to provide an opinion can leave a comment below, or on the blog’s Twitter page. As is always the case, I’m looking forward to hearing from you guys. 😊
Oh, and before I forget, D+15 will start around 14 December. –Mike