Introducing a Crazy Idea

So the idea of a piece of serial fiction has been bouncing around in this head for a while now, but I was always convinced I lacked the strength to discipline myself and convinced I lacked the commitment and the ability to write linear without going back to edit, and then, this quote rammed me upside the head and a good look at my profile full of serial fanfiction clinched the deal.

I've been afraid. To experiment, to push myself.

Here goes the push.

City of Glass has been percolating in my head for a long time. It's a novel of the Alliance and is inspired by several fandom ficlets, an original trunk novel, and a handful of other sources. It's got issues I don't feel half-qualified to address, a woman still dealing with her childhood trauma, a practicing Jew in a far-future world, and hard science on a level I haven't played with all that much. But the characters are there. The story is there. The only one not there has been me.

So I'm taking away my own excuses and drafting in WordPress on scheduled posts. That's right. Ready or not, my site will post each installment for me. On a whim, I chose Thursday to start.

:crosses fingers:

Here we go.

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4 Responses to Introducing a Crazy Idea

  1. Rabia says:

    Be brave, be bold!

    I've thought more about serialization, too, but I don't know if I could I do it with something I haven't already written. Perhaps I also need a push. :D

    • Liana Mir says:

      Thank you! Bravery and boldness do seem in order.

      As a point, my start in serialization came from fandom. Really. I seem to say that a lot, but I guess I ought to face up to it: I'm a fangirl. There, I would post a chapter and listen to feedback, address issues and questions that needed it, ride the comments. I can't do that if the book is finished, and I would never have the patience to only post installments if it was finished either. :shakes head at self:

  2. Kirsten says:

    I'm really looking forward to reading these. :) It sounds really fun.

    You're inspiring me to look for ways to push myself as well!

    • Liana Mir says:

      I hope it's enjoyable! The first part is done, and I'm halfway through the second installment. I'm figuring about five installments to a chapter and twenty-one chapters, but I'm playing it by ear. After that, I'll get pickers for each of the points I don't feel qualified on.

      Hope you find the perfect place to push.

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