|Posted on Friday, October 21, 2005 - 06:10 am: |
My first novel THE HAWLER has gained a subtitle:
A Nemonymous Navigation
and this reflects the way it is being written and 'published'. In fact, this may become its title proper.
Actually the last few chapters will be freely sent by private email to interested readers at their request eventually - so that the whole novel will not be first published on the Internet!
However, there is still a long way to go on Blog City before we reach that point - 15 parts so far:
and a possible prize at the end of part 12 along the way!
Also I think the way the novel is being written and published has not been done before.
Certainly a BFS Award Winner has not attempted it! :-)
A new intro at Part One has now been included.
|Posted on Friday, October 21, 2005 - 06:25 am: |
|Posted on Friday, October 21, 2005 - 02:32 pm: |
Background reading to A Nemonymous Navigation (aka THE HAWLER):
The House Of Cutt - Auguries (1988).
The Infinite Cuckoo - Deathrealm (1992).
'Dognahnyi' (1991) reprinted in Weirdmonger (2003)
When I was An Old Man - Zest 1998
|Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 - 04:27 am: |
I have revised my set of websites, starting at:
and they now major on NEMONYMOUS itself rather than on DFL’s works. This is because ‘Nemonymous’ – although it has started its Project Pulp selling campaign in a very encouraging fashion – still needs to reach through a glass ceiling to obtain many more sales for all five of its anthologies. Until that happens, I shall have to resist the great temptation of issuing Nemo Six submission guidelines, which will be issued eventually whenever the glass ceiling is breached.
The websites still depend on the aim of ploughing all available finances into the ‘Nemonymous’ you hold in your hand, rather than into websites!
|Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2005 - 08:02 am: |
For any interested, Part 18 of A Nemonymous Navigation is now ready - where Angel Wine is first mentioned.
Regarding this, I've effectively published up to about a third of my first novel on a *public* blog already. The die is cast.
BUT I intend to keep the last few chapters eventually for free private dissemination via email to anyone interested enough to ask for it.
What is the rights position of this? Or any input?
|Posted on Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 04:13 am: |
There you will find fifty links to the complete THE HAWLER I.Nemonymous Navigation. II. Nemonymous Night plus 'coda'.
As great as GULLIVER'S TRAVELS! :-)
Writing is either (a) writing for writing's sake or (b) writing for the best market/money or award.
(a) and (b) shouldn't mix at the intention stage, though they hopefully can (as an accidental optimum) mix at the recipient stage. IMHO.
I've had a measure of success over the years with (a), sometimes with (a) and (b) together. However, I 've chosen my first novel at the age of 58 (great or crap as it eventually may be in interface with stage (b)) to be read freely on the internet because I can only see it as stage (a) at the moment and perhaps forever.
It's been serialised on a blog since some time in September (I actually started writing it in June) ... and I estimate the total wordage to be 100,000.
Its *nature* as a novel derives from the very act of immediate serialisation. (A bit like Dickens did?). That's one reason for doing it this way. The other is the sincere belief that nobody will publish it except myself. Which begs a lot of questions - many of which I've not yet faced.
A third reason for doing it this way: its fiction deals with or is inspired by current issues *currently*!
I hope you enjoy it in its current form.