Putting out my short stories on Wattpad has been a lot of fun so far. I’ve decided to take things a step further…
From today on Wattpad I’m going to serialize the whole of my book Crawlers for anyone to read on their desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone or other internet-access device of choice, for free.
I plan to put it out in episodes three times a week for the next ten weeks.
As I was writing the book I imagined what it would be like to read it in serial form on one’s phone. The idea drove me to make Crawlers as fast, tense and relentlessly thrilling as I could. Putting the book to this test for real at last is very exciting for me. I hope readers get a kick out of it too. 😀
Click through to the Crawlers page on Wattpad here.
This below is from Agota Kristof, author of my favourite thing I read in 2014, The Notebook. It’s from another and almost equally astonishing book of Kristof’s, called The Illiterate:
How do you become a writer? First of all, naturally, you must write. Then, you must continue to write. Even when it doesn’t interest anyone. Even when you feel that it will never interest anyone. Even when the manuscripts pile up in the drawers and you forget them, while writing new ones.
…Here is the answer to the question: you become a writer by writing with patience and obstinacy, without ever losing faith in what you write.
That’s the mission. Now to get back to it.