2012 will always be the year I first started writing, but not my first full year of writing. I only started about half way through the year (I have one short story from before that. It was only late spring of 2012 that I started wondering if I could really make a go of it with writing) and barely wrote at all in the last two months of the year. Given that I have to say I’m really proud of what I accomplished in my first half-year of writing.
I went and did something a little crazy.
As anyone who has been stopping by here probably knows I am trying to make it as a writer. The big dream right now is to get to a point where I can make a living (at a level that can support my family) writing fiction. The only problem with this? Until it happens it’s just not something I can plan on. Even if it does happen it’d probably be years before I could build a career up to a level where it could be my one and only job. And that’s probably a best case scenario!
I’ve got some belated exciting news today!
As I mentioned back in this post my first, and so far only, sale was to a new fiction outlet called JukePop Serials. They want to create a new place where writers and readers can go to share and read serialized genre fiction. For those who might not be sure what that means a story is a serial when it is released in chunks instead of all at once. For example, I hope to release new installments in my serial at a rate somewhere between every week and twice a month.
As the title of this post indicates JukePop has now launched. That means if you head to their site (found here) you’ll find the first installments of over 100 series across various genres that you can choose to read, and all for free.
My serial is called Empire and Animal and you can start reading it here. The synopsis I came up with for it is:
For 200 years, The Empire has been forged by its slaves, and its slaves have been forged by magic, but what will happen when slave and citizen alike begin to question the true nature of the Soulless?
But wait, there’s more!
So, if you follow me on twitter or we’re friends on Facebook then you might already know this, but I’ve made my first sale! JukePop Serials accepted me as one of their 100 launch authors for the new adventure in serial storytelling they’re starting. If you check out the site now you’ll see its still mostly about trying to gather authors, but sometime in September the site proper will launch and the first installment of my new, as yet unnamed, fantasy series will be there.