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June 17, 2014
Posted at 11:47 am

an idea which may annoy you

Hi all.

Well, the current book goes well. Some delays, but that happens. The score has settled in at about the same as the first book, with a quarter the audience, which I expected. So, that's all good.

I had a thought the other day. My sister and her family know of my stories. I've given Sis printed copies of most of them (although not the Ai and Taylor book), and she even went through and pointed out errors in the first two Bells books for me which I corrected in the ASSTR and print versions. My niece, though, can not read any of my work. She's probably coming up on being old enough for A Leader Born, but she's not there yet. Content wise, it's just not right for her.

So... I am considering writing a story she can read. It's very vague at the moment, although I do have a tentative title: "The i-Thingy of Doom", named after her stepfather's name for iPods. Kid gets sucked into an iPod, or something like that. Lots of mental work to do before I even think of typing something. However, that's only half my idea. The other half is how it would be distributed.

It will only be sold.

I have a store, the current version of which has yet to make either a printed book or ebook sale, which is fine. I give my stuff away, so there's little reason for anyone to buy it. But, if the free option wasn't there, would I have readers? No idea. And I want to find out.

Again, this is all for the future. I don't even know if I can write something long enough to justify its own book without the deadline of posting chapters. That, too, will be part of the experiment. I just thought I'd let you know what may be coming.