Bard raised a good point on my last post that publishers may not be willing to take on my novel if it has been released for free on the web.
It's a good point, and one I have considered very seriously.
For me the decision worked like this.
1. The chances of publishing an unwritten novel is 0%
2. If I don't find new ways to motivate myself (20 years remember) the chance of the novel being written is 0%.
3. Therefore I need to find new ways to motivate myself.
4. I found the feedback from writing my blog, motivating.
5. I will try to harness this motivation and use it to write my novel.
6. Putting my work online risks someone stealing my work.
7. Anonymity is a higher risk for new writers then theft.
8. There are legal avenues to address theft, if it were to occur.
9. I am a fantasy lover, I want to write a trilogy or more.
10. Publishing Book 1 online may just get me enough to be noticed and read by an 'important' person who will pay me a lot of money to write book 2 and 3.
11. Since I don't yet have a written novel I will publish what I do have as a serial in the hope I can use 5 to achieve 10.
Ummmmm...... yeah right.
Dreams, dreams, dreams