Now that my Warlord story is done, edited, and currently in the hands of family to proofread, I am starting to turn my attention to my next story. The first two chapters (well, prologue and chapter 1) are already online – The Schism is the title, and it’s going to be a very different style of story, with different pacing and a completely different setting. It’s not yet set up on my fiction page, as it’s still in the early stages and could be subjected to a lot of early changes.
I’ve toyed with the idea of publishing my Greatest Ludus story. I’m far from convinced it’s actually anywhere near good enough to publish, but the thought keeps coming back.
Can this be something that earns me a little credit? Will The Warlord get critically panned by everyone who reads it? How will I handle that if it does? After all, I’ve poured a lot of effort into this, and I’d hate for it to be considered trash. On the other hand, I think I’ve developed a thick enough skin to handle that, if it comes to pass. I’m not so egotistical as to believe I am the next Stephen King or anyone remotely as talented as that. It would be enough to earn a little extra cash from it, and see where it leads from there.