Question: Describe the ups and downs you have encountered to date in your inquiry. Specifically, when you were frustrated or struggling in your inquiry, what did you do to address the situation?


So far in my inquiry I have gone through both ups and downs, but for now I am going to start off with the more difficult moments, so we can end on a positive note. One thing that I found frustrating is the fact that text stories have only really become a ‘thing’ a year or so ago. They are a very fresh and new experience, which also means finding information was a huge pain. There are next to no articles explaining what components make up an effective chat story, and I was unable to find anything directly on the topic that can help me. I problem solved through this by breaking my question down further, and finding research about that subtopic, as I explained in my earlier document of learning. I am also finding it a little tough to settle on a topic to write a story about, because I keep thinking of and then discarding ideas, although right now I have a rough draft of what I am going to write about. In the near future I am probably going to struggle with more writing-based topics, but for now let’s move onto some ups of my inquiry.


Something that is going well for me is the actual method of creating the text stories themselves, because the app I am using to create the story is functioning smooth and well. I haven’t encountered any errors with the software yet, and I hope that nothing goes awry. Something else that is going well is that I discovered lots of popular text stories that I can refer back to when I am writing my story, and these will help immensely because I can refer to the parts that make the story as good as it is. An example of these stories is the ‘Creepy School Bus’ series, which is a really popular text story franchise.


My next steps are to begin writing my story, and I have no doubts I will encounter another patch of both ups and downs; however, instead of sitting here contemplating that, to begin, I am just going to begin.