I've been doing the EnduranceWriter cloud novel thing for seven months, It's really interesting how it has evolved. The freedom that it engenders is far beyond what I expected.
One aspect of that is simply that I now write whatever I want, I am free to expand far beyond the parameters of what would be acceptable to publishers. Another aspect is that I take a couple days after each Arisugawa Park post, to go back and edit. Each time I do so I dig deeper, such that readers can watch the creative process unfold in real time.
Sections can get pretty complex, which I don't mind––take the last paragraph of the latest section "1.29 - Uneventful Circuit." Now in its third round of post blog-posting edits, it reads:
"The real tragedy was not that Niigata had been bombed, that had been expected and prepared for. Hayao would have gladly sacrificed his city to save the lives of so many others. The tragedy was that the vengeance-minded foe had gone for the safer, yet infinitely more cruel, option of destroying a city still densely populated and––insanely––on a sea plain, where the radioactivity was not contained by forces other than the limits of the coastline, horizon. And in relentless continuation, Japan had replicated this phenomenon in its own now deeply off-limits containment zone, Fukushima. Maybe there was another meaning to bleached bone on a remote coast––even there, the absence of life could not be ignored. Even there he would not let himself go, he would pin himself into the crevices, tie into the rock and feed off of the tidal pattern of waves, alternately wetting and drying him."