The Ten-Year overnight success

For those following this blog (hi mom!), you may have noticed that there’s not really anything going on.

Which is not quite true. It takes a lot of time to build worlds, design stories, and build a fan base. I intend to make my living writing fun stories and fun games. But it won’t happen right away.

When the stories start coming out, the site and its follower (hi mom!) will already be here. Each story will draw more people, and each person will draw more people.

Here’s my plan: I’m going to write an awesome novel for Nanowrimo 2017, I’m going to put that novel up on Amazon for 99¢, and a ton of my fellow nerds, geeks, and assorted anime and fantasy fans will download it, read it, and love it. But that successful launch almost eleven months in the future begins now, when I don’t have any readers, and my fans consist of a couple of cousins, a brother, and my wife.

Step one was establishing my existence online. Step two starts in February, when I release my first short stories after learning Stenotype via Plover… I’ve taken a week off from my day job to try and get up to my current typing speed.

It takes time to build content. By March, I want to start really drawing a crowd of people I who will love my work, and I need to have the foundation of this site already established when I do. So, the stated goals of this site aren’t going to be fully online until then… but at that point, they had better be online.

Nearly every overnight success you’ve heard of happened over the course of several years. In a way, I’m aiming to speed up the process and have an overnight success after only a year of hard work.

On the other hand, I’ve been honing my writing craft since I could put pen to paper, so if my evil plan works out, one might call me a fifteen-year overnight success.

If you’re reading this, thanks for helping build my foundation. And, as always, be awesome!


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