I recently completed a short-story blog series titled Hunter's Reckoning and was happy that not only did I have some retweet and favor the link on Twitter, but that in general I had consistent site visits on each day that I posted a new part of the tale.
THANK YOU to all that took the time to come read as well as to return and read the consecutive parts!
I did hope to get a few comments (good or rightly negative if was the opinion of the reader!) but knowing I had readers was enough!
I enjoyed providing a short work of fiction for potential readers that cost them nothing and hopefully provided some entertainment. Obviously, it was not enough material for an actual book and I would never try to make someone pay for such a small story.
But could the "Hunter" continue into a full fledged novel? Yes. But I do not feel forcing a story that is not novel material into 60,000 words of filler. Why waste the time writing something that doesn't hold the potential to stand on its own?
I know as I move forward I will want to provide free-to-read type content as a supplement to future novel length works like Winemaker of the North. I think of the appendixes of Lord of the Rings as a partial inspiration to this. It was extra content, not plot centric, but interesting to someone whom had read the book. It helped finish up the "curiosity" of the reader. How many people *just* reading the book itself actually knew that Legolas and Gimli went into the West in the times after the end of Return of the King?
"But who cares Jeremy? I watched the movies and read the books and I didn't really care THAT much about it."
That's fine. That is why I will not make someone pay for it, or pay extra for it, per se. It very well might be included within an e-book but I want to make it to where additional tidbits will be available here. I enjoy learning more about the "world" of fantasy be it within novels, games, or even movies. Look at Elder Scrolls V Skyrim, the writers and developers of that game created an entire world that you are free to explore and do as you wish with separate "sub-plots" some completely unrelated to the main story arc, and people love it. There are even in game books to read telling of the lore and histories!I am excited to create this fantasy world and share it with you. In the future I will post of the cultures that inspired some of my races and peoples as well as develop a map of the world in which Saints of Wura Book 1: Winemaker of the North takes place in.
In the meantime, be sure to read the first-person tale, Hunter's Reckoning.
Thank you for reading!