Wolf's Tail + Wattpad Experiment
I’ve known about the site for awhile but have steered clear because I was unsure about putting up something I’d eventually want to publish. Also, I got the impression the fan base trends toward the younger crowd, the most popular works seeming to be YA with vampires.
After further exploring Wattpad and it’s possibilities, I discovered there is more than meets the eye in both cases.
Concerning the first, I’ve come across examples of famous authors that have posted their work on Wattpad. Some put up excerpts to titillate, others complete rough drafts with the caveat that they could be taken down eventually or left up while the final, edited version is sold elsewhere. And then there are the amateur writers that have gained a decent enough following to nab book deals.
In regards to the second concern, fellow writerly-blogger friend Mobewan has been experimenting with it and is seeing some success with his sci-fi romp, The Advent Series. He’s been gathering readers and smart ones at that. They’ve left insightful, beta-level comments on his story so far. That’s something I would love to have and it appears that though the majority of readers want their YA with vampires, there is potential for other types of stories.
Not wanting to ignore this sudden inspiration, I decided to jump on opportunity to get my writing in front of some voracious readers and hopefully receive useful feedback. I put up some flash fiction awhile back with little fanfare (read that as “no fanfare”), but I’m moving forward with putting up a rough draft of Wolf’s Tail. I’m aiming to publish one scene each week and interact with the readers (may I find some!).
I would of course love to see more of my writer friends over there posting there own work and supporting each other, so if you aren’t already, give it some consideration, would you?
Oh, did I mentioned I’ve begun posting my latest draft of Wolf’s Tail? 🙂