Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Midweek Update: Serialized Fiction Release

Not much to update today- I've spent the week thus far climbing Mt. Editing. I hope to be caught up by tonight so I can get back to my regularly scheduled program: writing for three of the remaining four days.

In other writing-related news, it's no surprise that my new series launches on the 20th- I've posted covers, had breakdowns, and so on. What's completely slipped by me somehow is the simultaneous release of my weekly serial, Daughter of Glass, which takes place in my Whitfield universe. It also launches on the 20th. I'll be doing a post at a later date about serialized fiction and what it means for both the writer and the writing world in which we find ourselves, but for now I'll just say I'm shocked this hasn't been more of a big deal to me. From now on I'm responsible for turning in a complete, brand-spanking new, well edited chapter every single week. Yeeps. I'm really excited, but I don't think the significance of this really hit me until this week. Not sure why- maybe because a book launch just seems bigger.

At any rate, please do check it out if you get the chance. Every week we'll have a fresh new installment for you, in addition to other serials CQ is running that are pretty darn good. Check them out here and have a great rest of the week!

6 comments:

  1. That is one tough mountain to climb! Congrats on your release of Daughter of Glass :)

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    1. Thanks, Ryan! You are sooo right about Mt. Editing.... and the damn thing keeps growing!

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  2. Welcome to the serialized fiction club! I love seeing more authors embrace the format! I look forward to seeing what you do.

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  3. Hmm... I am interested to see how I feel about reading serialized fiction. I always thought it would drive me nuts, but I'm willing to give it a shot. I'll try anything once.

    It does SOUND cool though. Very Dickensian. Dickenish? Good luck!

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  4. Hi Vicki! I've been toying with the idea of serializing one of my novels that still needs some reformatting and editing. It's already written, but I'll need to edit each week before posting. I can't imagine the incredible pressure of having to write a brand new chapter each week like you're doing. I'm really interested in your experience, so I'm going to follow your blog to keep up with it. Good luck and congrats on your new release!

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  5. Man alive! I can barely get a short story out, much less a short story EVERY WEEK! That sounds silly, since I usually write a chapter or two a day when I'm in my groove, but those are rough and not at ALL polished, so there is much less pressure. On the other hand, that is really cool and I think I'll pass this along to some of my goodreads buddies.

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