New writing


After spending some time on the production and marketing side of my writing, and enjoying a fairly quiet Christmas with family, it’s time to write again.

In the Brave New World of Kindle (BNWoK), the traditional restrictions on size of novel have all but disappeared. Micro fiction, short stories, novelettes, novellas, novels and epics can all be marketed and sold in the new electronic reading era.

So I have some ‘things’ I wrote a couple of years ago. In truth, they were two halves to my National Novel Writing Month submission, which both ended up at around 25,000 words. As such, finding a ‘home’ for them was almost impossible without changing them either up into full length novels (somewhere around 70,000 words), or down into long, short stories (say, around 10,000 – 15,000 words). Either would have meant an almost complete rewrite, but the stories themselves wouldn’t have lent themselves to being anything other than what they were – 25,000 word stories.

But now, such things can be edited, polished, and then published via the Amazon Digital text Platform (DTP), where they might find a few readers. This, to me, is much better than them sitting on various hard disks, having put many hours of work into them.

But then I have ideas for new writing. I have a post-apocalyptic story buzzing around in my head, and I have a development of my series character which could work out well.

Maybe I should stop hanging around on forums and Facebook (and updating blogs), and get on and writing.
#amwriting 🙂

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2 thoughts on “New writing

    1. geraldhornsby Post author

      My problem is that I hang around too much on forums and reading stuff online. AND I keep downloading books to read 😉 But I’ve started looking again at the novella stuff I’ve already written. It’s be nice to try and catch some of the post-Christmas ebook euphoria that seems to be sweeping around us indie authors!

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