While, from the Public perspective, it might have seemed like a pretty slow week on the site development front; a whole lot happened this week here at The Crystal Hall. We kicked off our Fan Fiction Author publication system, which will allow established fan fiction authors to take their completed works out of the forums and get front page and Content section visibility and comments for their stories. While we are probably still a number of weeks from seeing the first of these work their way through the review/edit/review/more edit/review/omg so much editing/review process to meet our publishing approval; we do have three different authors already with submissions and a start in on the process.
In addition to the Fan Fiction front, this is also the first week that we are using the author submission system for new content release; meaning that from this point forward, my part in the Monday release process can be streamlined to an editorial run to check format and a couple clicks of the mouse to toggle the story to officially published. A process, by the way, that can be accomplished at any time/day of the week or month between when the author submits the story and the actual day we're going to run it. What does this mean to you? Well, it means that from this point forward, Our content release is going to happen at five (5:00) p.m. Pacific on Mondays... whether I'm at home, awake, overworked, or not. Unless there's nothing in the system/pipeline... I can't pre-schedule non-existent stories, obviously. :)
For this week specifically? We have some Kayda, from Elrod: "Medicine Girl"