At nearly 19,000 words, I feel like I am making great progress on my “novel,” and I’ve been thinking about what to do when I actually finish it. Of course, we all have grand designs about writing the next Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl (a book I loved when I read it a couple of years ago because it was funny and it was set at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln) and which I recently found out originated as a NaNoWriMo novel). I know, deep down, however, that I won’t be writing the Next Big Thing.
What is more likely is this: I plan to revise my book and get some feedback (I have a couple of people who have agreed to read it once it’s done–they must have a masochistic streak), and then, I think (unless they rave about it, and encourage me to MASSIVELY revise and think of publications, which also ain’t likely), I’m going to release on Amazon for 99 cents.
For 99 cents, I’ve read some pretty damn decent books. I mean, I wouldn’t pay more than 99 cents for them, but for a couple of books (that had an interesting premise and characters who sounded reasonable), 99 cents was money well spent. I have every confidence that my book is certainly worth 99 cents.
So… that’s what I’m thinking, at least this week.
Anyway, I’ll have more to say soon–but I was really busy with grading and with tennis tonight, I haven’t had a chance to write, and I’d like to get some words knocked away if I could. (But first I really need a shower… I have some serious tennis funk going on.)
(I know you really needed to know that.) (xo)
That sounds like a great plan, JC! Who knows, maybe it will be a hit!
…because nothing beats a fail, but a try! I’m pulling for you! Don’t write the ending of your NaNoWriMo adventure before the whole story’s been told, though. I mean, you’ve already set a bargain basement price for a book you haven’t finished. Brains are programmable. Fill yours with a positive affirmation each morning, and before each writing session – then see how it goes. Wage the good fight against the demon of writer’s self doubt! 😉