Now that things are back to normal, whatever that means, I’m really, REALLY needing to write. This will be complicated by the fact that I have a book of jazz chord melodies due to arrive on Tuesday and will also start building an actual repertoir . . . however, the good part about being in a building like this is that I can’t play guitar at all hours, so there are some times of the day when all I’ll be able to do is write.
The thing is this: yes, there’s a sequel to Blightcross nearly ready to write, but there’s also a serial in my head. I’ve even started outlining it and for whatever reason it’s coming out a lot easier than the novel at the moment. I don’t want to reveal exactly what it is at this point, only that it’s really cool and will be once again mashing together seemingly disparate elements in fantasy. And of course it’ll be related to the world of Blightcross.
Do I try to sell it? Or do I post it on here for free?
If it’s good, it’s good promotion. But if it’s good enough for that, why isn’t it good enough to sell?
To be honest, the short fiction market is something I can’t stand dealing with. There are so many magazines, the competition seems a billion times tougher than with novels, and I’ve never ever been able to pique the interest of even the smallest 4theluv short fiction market. This serial is just something really fun and cool and since I already have a novel published to sell, I’m not in the same mode of clawing for legitimacy as I would otherwise be. So maybe I should just post it for free.