Sorry for being AWOL around here so much. I’ve been busy getting ready for Camp NaNoWriMo. Also waiting… and waiting… and waiting to get the sequel to Mask of the Dragon back from my second editor. Not only waiting for that, but for the script for The Windwater Pack so I can adapt it back into a novella.
I’ve set up a YouTube channel for Rainbow Wolf Productions, where everything the staff feels should be publicly shared will be uploaded. So far we have an intro video and a rough-to-sorta-clean animation clip.
When I first wrote Mask, I posted my rough chapters as I went for fans/readers to see on deviantART. I loved the feedback, but as a professional author, I cannot do that anymore. Posting the rough chapters risks the reader deciding since they’ve already read it, there’s no reason to buy it. Even though I made a point to give a Smashwords coupon to everyone who read Mask during November that year. So I started considering my options so I could still share the stories as I go without basically… to be blunt screwing myself over. I believe I found a solution.
You Can Read Early on Patreon!
I’ve read stories where the author posted them free to read… only to withhold the last few chapters and go “Buy the book to see how it ends!” I understand the logic of this, but its such a poor move to me that I could never do it. Patreon offers the perfect compromise. For a low monthly pledge, patrons get access to my stories as I write them, and any other stories posted that way previously. If they read all the way to the end, they can get a Smashwords coupon to get the ebook free.*
With Camp NaNoWriMo coming up in April, I’ll have a new story to share with my readers then. Might be TWP, if I get the script back in time. Whatever I work on this April will be my first Patreon-posted story. What that will be depends on what I have ready then.
Click here to check it out and my read my stories early on my Patreon.
Check ya later!
*Not sure I’ll be doing this coupon thing unless there is interest. I may have to work out a better way to do this.