Monday, June 30, 2008
As I have said before, I have written a novel. I've written lots of parts of other novels, but one which is complete and for which I found an agent who helped me edit it but she never sold it. The book is set in Apalachicola, Florida, and is about a waitress named Rose.
I had originally titled the book The Yearning Heart of Apalachicola Rose, but the agent advised me that that sounded too Romance Novelish, so she wanted me to change it to just plain old Apalachicola Rose so I'm not really sure what the title is.
I am thinking (seriously, just thinking) about putting it up in the form of a blog. Not this blog. It would be another. And it would possibly be serialized. A chapter at a time or so. Maybe just a certain number of pages a week.
I'm just tossing ideas around.
And I'd like to see if I could actually make a teeny bit of money in the process. Now, I'm not sure how that would work. Quite possibly, I'd just go with ads on the site. Yes, shameful, but hellfire, I spent years writing that novel and years rewriting it and why not?
So what I'm asking here is, does this sound crazy? Would anyone be interested in it?
Should I post a few pages, see what sort of feedback I get?
And who knows? I might get back into this book and just re-start the damn, excruciating process of trying to find a different agent.
I don't know what I'm doing, obviously, but right now I'm just throwing ideas in the air and seeing where they land.
And to give credit where credit is due, please click here to go to the web site of Richard Bickel who took that beautiful photograph.