Right now, I am working as fast as I can to build for Holly a system to consolidate the work of writing and publishing. When Holly’s system is done, or at least done enough, she and I are going to offer some form of that system to other writers.
TOO IMPORTANT TO GUESS
I could guess, Holly’s system would be helpful to others. This is one of those things that is too important to guess. No guessing is needed to say, some form of system for consolidating writers’ work would be helpful. No guessing is needed for some of the requirements, because some requirements are stated repeatedly in the comments on Holly’s blog article. Overall, I am going to need writers telling me what is needed. Then I need to verify my understanding of what I am told. This type of communication excites me, because the chances of making good system go way up when there is good understanding of validated requirements.
The biggest question I have right now: will this system work if it runs through web browsers? The alternatives would be to run it as a program installed in Windows or on a Mac.
Running it through a browser does not mean that connecting to the internet is required for running the system. Some features require connecting to the internet, but stories can be worked on through a browser not connected to the internet. There are a lot of reasons why I want to make this a browser-based system, but my reasons don’t matter, if the product is not going to do what writers need if it is running in a browser.
What worries me is I don’t see any problems with running OneStep as a browser-based app. I know others will see problems, but I don’t know what they are. That is not good. I need to know, what are the problems with OneStep being browser-based?
WHEN WILL OneStep BECOME AVAILABLE?
While I won’t try guessing at requirements and platform, I will hazard a guess that people who have shown interest in OneStep want to know when they can get it. Answer: I don’t know. This work is happening at the same time Holly and I are rebuilding her online writing school. I am not sure how much work we can do on OneStep while construction of the online writing school is happening. I will just have to update you on that as I know more.
If you have questions or comments about the OneStep system, please do not hesitate to ask.