Writing; Wattpad; e-book prices

It’s been difficult to get in revision time. I’ve been struggling with a cold that’s turned into a hacking cough. Thankfully, the medicine I’m taking seems to be working. However, I haven’t spent a day on new words, unless you count the enormous amounts of part one (The Lord’s Tale) that I had to add to replace the words I’d ripped out. A few of the scenes are wholesale redrafts.

But I like them better. They hit the points I wanted to hit in a much more efficient way than the initial rough draft.

What’s a little disheartening is that this series was supposed to be the one where I try to get it right the first time. I had stopped when I was writing the very first rough draft and just started over. Okay, I kept a few initial scenes (back then) but the point remains: this part has been a lot of fun to write, and very difficult to keep in place. And yet, I’m happy with the process. It’s been great/liberating to just let this story roll out however it wants. If that means I end up ripping out large portions of scenes, that’s the way it works.

For those who want to see what I’ve gotten so far, please check it out on Wattpad. I’m still on target for getting the whole thing up by February 15th, so please be aware that you’ll be able to read the entire, unedited version from the 15th until the 22nd. Sometime on the 22nd, I’m going to take down everything except an excerpt.

Just so you know.

One last thing, if you don’t mind. I’m setting up my first ever poll, and I’d like to know what you think of e-book prices. What do you consider a fair price for a novel-sized e-book?

The poll will be up for the next two weeks and end on the 28th.

(If you’d like to leave your thoughts in the comments below instead, feel free.)

For those who are curious as to why on earth I’m bringing up a topic like that NOW, it’s because of this study Hugh Howey is doing. It’s some interesting data, and it made me curious how e-books are viewed, value-wise.

And now, I’m off to bed.



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