It might sound like a strange question, but it is something I think about a lot. Alright, I think about it too much. Since I am a writer it does matter, but there is a nagging doubt in the back of my mind that I might not be thinking it enough or in the right way.
I make analogies to TV. The Wattpad release is like the show airing on TV or streaming, and the book is like the boxset. The difference is that those studios make money off both the airing and the boxset. It is hard to think about money, but I have to make a living.
So, I started a Patreon account. I haven't given up on the idea, but the fact that my readers and listeners didn't move to support the project worried me, but I think it will take time and the right project to make it work.
The problem is, we are on the cusp of National Novel Writing Month, and I want to join in. I love the challenge and the community, but I find myself wondering if I am just falling back into my old habits and working on a traditional novel.
I have an idea, and maybe it will work. I am going to keep working on the outline for NaNoWriMo, and I will be the first to say that it is neither new or original, but I think this year, I will take part in NaNo, but unlike previous years, I will post each chapter as they are finished on Wattpad. They will be raw and riddled with errors, but it would enable me to get some feedback quickly.
It would help get me into the habit.
I will post raw stories on Wattpad and run the beta group on Penflip. I am excited about it.