I just wanted to take a moment and thank all the readers of The Union Creek Journal. I’ve been at this for just a little more than two weeks now and the response has been amazing! Today, we more than doubled yesterday’s views. We’re at 550 views and counting. In my mind, that’s awesome!
I know a lot of online fiction comes and a lot of online fictions goes and a lot of online fictions comes and goes unfinished. I also know that a number of my readers have expressed a concern that the same will happen with the Journal. Not many of you know me personally, but I am known for finishing what I start. The Journal is just a beginning for me. It will be finished. I have several chapters already written and the basic outline complete. I’m working on what I think will be some pretty cool things – like guest writers for some of the sub-plots – that should make and keep the Journal entertaining and engaging ’til the end.
Today, in addition to exceeding 500 views, one of my readers figured out my master plan … sort of. If you take the time to read all of this thank you note, you deserve to know some of the details of that plan. The Journal is my gift. Merry Christmas. But, I would like something in return. I would like your loyalty. Step two of the plan is another online book. This time, you will be able to read chapter by chapter, day by day for free or … (drum roll please) … you will be able to read the first few chapters for free and then download the rest of the book for a nominal fee and read it as fast as you want.
I’m curious to hear what you, the readers, think of this plan. I think it’s a fairly unique way of delivering quality fiction both conveniently and at a reasonable price.