Short Now vs. Long Later
Wednesday, October 28, 2009

So, I've got some 4000 words of the next part of The Slower Path written, but it's not finished yet, and I've kinda stalled a bit again as I've come to the tough parts.

I *could* post the first half of it, about 2600 words worth, as Part 1 of 2, now, or I wait until I wrangle the rest of it and post the whole thing once it's done...

I prefer to post in contained parts (it gets messy otherwise, like it did with Choices) but I also hate making people wait when they've been asking for it (and when I look back and realize it was friggen January last time we posted a TSP update), and also because, you know, I'd like to post it...



Monday, November 2, 2009 7:35 AM


Well, I decided to wait, because right after I posted this, I had a bit of a spurt that got me back on track... and now it's posted! So yay!

Thanks for your advise all :o)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 2:45 PM


Suit yourself and your creative urges. No matter when you post, it will be like a Christmas present to us. If you need the feedback and inspiration, use it. If you don't, anticipation is a wonderful feeling for your readers.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 6:37 AM


I am similarly shamed at how long I'm taking to finish my fic, which tempts me to post the 3 chapters I have. But I don't want another long pause before the end, so I'm holding off till I'm ready to really finish the damned thing.

Others would disagree with my methods, I'm sure. So I agree with BM - it's up to you. Do what you like!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 4:10 AM


I'd love to see something now, but I think that if you feel the parts would work better posted together, and that's your preference as the author, then us as your readers should respect that.


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