I was hesitant to bring this up, as I'm self-conscious about getting up on stage and I worried I was being presumptuous. But ScarletBea urged me to go ahead, so here goes:
For those who don't know, I've been working on a short story serial, creating my own space opera setting and doing an experiment in storytelling.
See, the series will consist of eleven stories, each one featuring a different character, in a different place, during a different year of a massive space war. The overall war effort, and certain recurring characters, form an ongoing metaplot, but each character also gets their own little adventure during a critical flashpoint.
This approach lets me establish far more about the setting than I feel I could with a single POV character, and to basically touch on different genres with each chapter. I really am enjoying the whole thing a lot.
I have enough material to publish maybe one short on Amazon per week, or at the very least per two weeks. The thought occurred that this could make for an interesting separate book club subject. The stories average just under 9000 words each, so it's not much to cover each time.
And to describe the setting a bit, it's basically my attempt to create my own a Star Wars-inspired Expanded Universe with lots of different nooks and crannies. Giant space ships, ancient monarchies, mystics, ray guns, space scoundrels, spies, power-armoured super soldiers, spooky depths of space, sword fights, hundreds of inhabited planets, mysterious powers and so on.
What do you folks think? If I AM being presumptuous I'll just go sit in my corner...