Jun. 9th, 2012

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So, I've talked to Morgan about this and I am getting in contact with someone who's done this as their business model but I was thinking.

As much as I would love to get paid for my stories, I just want people reading them. I know that kind of defeats the purpose of being a 'professional' writer but I know that, while I was writing on Tumblr and people were reading those stories, I was really, really damn happy. It made me smile and feel like I should be writing more. It was motivation and I liked it.

That isn't to say that I don't eventually want to get paid for my work, I definitely want that but right now? Right now I just want to know that people are reading, I want people to have my stories in their heads and in their hearts.

It's why I keep trying to chip away at the Illusionists and why the 100 prompts are not lo9cked or anything. I just want people reading. I want them to see what I'm creating and I want them to connect with it.

Maybe it's not ambitious enough, maybe I should be shooting to get published or self publish or something like that but I don't know, I just want to be able to tell stories and have people find them and enjoy them.

So I'm doing some exploration. I'm looking at podcasting my short fiction (after it gets cleaned up, of course) and I'm thinking of maybe either crowdfunding novels or just trying to put them out there via Wordpress or Dreamwidth or something.

I emailed someone who's been doing this a lot longer than me, basically building their business model off of giving things away, and I am hoping nthat she may have some other insights that I need to think about/things I should work on but we will see. I'm hoping for the best.

So yeah, those are my thoughts on writing for the day. Blame the fact that I have been thinking about Life In General as of late and what I'm doing and I've been doing it on three hours of sleep.

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