New poll: What to do with the Wizards
I’m proud of the Wizards of Winds and Waves. I love putting up a new episode every week, in hopes that my loyal readers will enjoy the new developments in the story.
But I am disappointed that in recent weeks, every episode has continued to have that dreaded “0 comments” at the bottom. I don’t know whether that’s because nobody bothers to read the Wizards, or because people do read but don’t comment. Perhaps part of the problem has been that, while the readership of this blog is overwhelmingly male, the Wizards, of late, have been getting more touchy-feely, more like chick lit. Rest assured, more action is coming. It just takes time to get to it. This is a novel, after all.
Another issue also arises. When I first started to serialize the Wizards on this blog, the story was extremely vague and unplanned, and there was absolutely no way it would possibly be a marketable manuscript. Since then, I have found more of a focus, at least for the first two thirds of the novel. If I keep publishing the Wizards on the blog, I lose marketability, since publishers want to have the first rights to everything. However, I don’t know whether losing marketability would really mean losing that much. At an extremely wild guess, I would put the odds of the Wizards ever turning into a marketable novel at about 5%, or possibly less.
So I want your input. Do you want to continue to get a weekly episode of the Wizards? If so, would you like for me just to assume you like it, or will you post responses? And if you don’t want me to continue with the serialization of the Wizards, is that because you think it has commercial potential, or because you don’t enjoy it? Please be honest; the poll is anonymous.
My current plan is to continue to post episodes for four weeks. Then, I will look at poll results to decide what to do next.