Sythyry (sythyry) wrote,
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OOC -- help?

Various people have been after me to publish various bits of fiction. I'm thinking about it, without making any decisions yet, and I've got a couple questions.

Please answer these if you read Sythyry, even if the answers are negative.

Sythyry Bound: If I were to tidy up Sythyry's Journal, and talk Padwolf (who published World Tree in the first place) into publishing it, might you buy it? This would be a somewhat edited version of the story so far, perhaps with a little new material, but mainly things that are on-line already. I wouldn't change what I'm doing with new Sythyry, just collect the old ones. (This isn't an order for a book, just a bit of market research.)

No -- perhaps the online version is plenty for you.
6(8.5%)
Unlikely (10% chance, say) -- perhaps you don't intend to reread it, perhaps you don't expect to be able to afford it.
10(14.1%)
Perhaps (50% chance, say) -- perhaps you, like me, think you should support stuff you read online, but you don't get around to doing it as often as you think you should.
35(49.3%)
Likely (80% chance, say).
20(28.2%)

Then there's this novel without a name sitting on my hard drive. It's set one branch over from Sythyry, but in a reasonably similar social context. It's third-person, a touch more adventury, and a whole story rather than a slice of life, but with a pretty similar style and feel. I just reread it, and I'm pretty happy with it. What should I do with it?

Shop it around to major publishers
8(11.6%)
Try to make Padwolf publish it, or other small presses.
13(18.8%)
Find an agent to sell it.
5(7.2%)
Don't bother -- furry gaming-based stuff will never sell, period.
1(1.4%)

Then there's this other, somewhat older novel. It's in the same world, but it's got a rather different point of view, and it's harsher and darker. I was not as good a writer when I wrote it. The ending is technically clumsier than I'd like.

Shop it around to major publishers
1(1.5%)
Try to make Padwolf publish it, or other small presses.
0(0.0%)
Find an agent to sell it.
1(1.5%)
Don't bother -- furry gaming-based stuff will never sell, period.
0(0.0%)
Rewrite it to your satisfaction before trying to sell it, even if that takes a couple years or never happens.
26(38.8%)
Do one book at a time, starting with the newer, better one.
8(11.9%)

Also, do you have any other advice?

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