Why would I do this?
1. The main reason is that I write more if I have people waiting for it. I was able to get a 9,000 word short story into publishable shape in just one month because I had a deadline, so I'm positive I could consistently produce at least 1,000 words a week if I was committed to it. But I need people to hold me accountable, and that's where you come in.
I need people who have been waiting for book 3 and wouldn't mind getting it piece by piece, and who wouldn't be aghast to read something that hadn't been through three or four revisions, first. My first drafts are actually pretty good, not sloppy, so it won't be too bad, but it won't ready to publish or anything.
2. Another reason I want to do it is that I want to be more engaged with you readers. This will let us have more back and forth, and give you an opportunity to share your opinions about how things go in the story. You could even have some influence over changes that are made. I don't promise to do things your way, but all suggestions will be seriously considered. Nothing is set in stone until it's up on Amazon, and even then some things can be fixed.
How does this work? You email me or leave me a message on this thread telling me that you want to read the book. Then, I'll send you the story up to the point where I'm working as a pdf file, or I guess I could send it as a kindle file. After that, every week I'll send you what I've written, probably between 1,000 and 2,000 words, in the body of the email, since it won't be a lot of text.
Please join my team and support my challenge! I can use your help, and I like to think you'll enjoy it!
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