Two things here:
1) Any writer (or aspiring writer) in my F-list who's ever put their novel, excerpts from their novel, and/or short stories on http://www.wattpad.com/
? Or know anyone who did it? Did it go well? Bring in readers, pieces of advice? Did it cause problems (copyright, etc.) in the end?
I'm asking because an indie author I sometimes chat with has told me about this site, knowing about my big WIP (I mean Was
). Right now, I probably wouldn't post anything on Wattpad, if only because I haven't decided yet if Was
would be a huge 1-volume novel or one made of 2 or 3 shorter volumes, and I have my doubts about both methods. I created an account all the same, just to book a place for myself there, so to say. For now, I'm just wondering about the potential benefits or drawbacks of such a website.
I don't intend to submit Was
through the traditional publishing system. It's just too weird and experimental, and I don't know myself where I'm going with it. My original plan was anyway to offer at least the first chapters for free, on my website, so if they're online on another platform, it doesn't matter that much. Unless that other platform is known to pull a Facebook and screw with their TOS and with whose contents belongs to whom, that is... Hence my question.
2) Speaking of Was
, I rewrote the first chapter, and am currently reorganizing some of the other chapters. Though I won't post those online, not after I had already posted 25 or so of them on my writing LJ, if anyone's interested in reading the new version, I'm willing to put it on Google Drive (I'll just need your e-mail address in a PM to send you the link). A lot of those changes are minor ones, but I think that if you put them all together, they create enough of a shift in the story itself (and in its parts yet to be written) to be important in the end. Besides, those of you who read it in 2009, as I was posting during NaNoWriMo, probably don't remember all the details anyway, right? ;-)