I started my current novel in progress for NanoWrimo in November. I didn’t “win” this year with 50,000 words by the end of the month. I did have about 35,000 words with a general outline of what I wanted to do. I was feeling confident and excited. Real life got in the way a lot and I have now been separated from the content for long enough that I have forgotten some of it.
The even harder part about this current position is that when I have described the book that I am working on to people, they get very excited and start asking me further questions about it. That is a great sign. A paranormal fantasy about Unicorns and cannibals instead of vampires and werewolves… oh yes please! I need to make this book happen. Its been a while since I have had such a money crunch as right now and I want to make sure the book has solid editing for grammar and content.
I have been contemplating releasing a chapter at a time on my blog in order to generate some interest from other people to give me inspiration to continue. I have reservations for doing this as well. If I write a full length novel this time, I want people to buy it, and releasing it all for free makes me feel a little nervous. Also, if I release it on my blog, it will probably not have as much rigorous editing as if I published it in a book. I don’t want people to think that what they see on the blog is what they’d get in the end.
This idea is still up in the air, and since I am now pushing my blog, I will write short stories to put on here instead of pieces of the novel. This will further delay the novel and possibly even make the delay indefinite. This is what I am worried about.
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