The problem is simple: I cannot write without blogging.
I started this blog in Jan. 2016, and around February I started blogging a sci fi series that I made up episode by episode. I hardly had any followers (even now I don’t have very many), but by March 18 I had a complete first draft of a short novel. Fast, isn’t it? Of course it wasn’t all that perfect, I am not John Scalzi and I do need to rewrite, especially considering that I figured out the story as I wrote it.
So I took it off the blog and decided to rewrite, then gave to a few beta-readers. Now I am extremely close to completing it, so close in fact that I am planning on self-publishing it no later than Jan. 2017. I know I can do it. But I am faced with a strange phenomenon: my creative brain doesn’t work as well if I don’t post my progress online! What does it mean?
Apparently I benefit from immediate gratification of a project broken down to manageable pieces. On the other hand, I feel like I am doing myself a poor service by spilling everything online first, with typos, unresolved plots and such. And especially this worries me because I need to get to writing the second book (probably the final book in the Mazula series). I really want to publish it online episode by episode, but I know that if I end up rewriting it, readers may get confused. Any advice?
P.S. Check out my free short story TSUNAMI. On this web site you can either read it on the ISSUU web site or download a pdf.