Watt to do
Feeling better. Time to get back to work. So what's on the docket now? Well, I'm still investigating this WattPad thing. It's still up in the air at the moment. I've had a few chats about it and there are certainly pros and cons to be had.
The platform itself seems to be rather amateur. I'm not knocking it, but it's so open that it's filled with thousands of works that are nothing but mish-mashes of typos and grammatical errors. I saw one that had no punctuation. Another was two paragraphs worth (they didn't break up the paragraphs) in a single sentence. And of course, let's not forget the best example of that platform as discovered by awesome YouTube Jenny Nicholson.
At this point, you may have stopped reading. But if you've continued, I'll try to list out the pros for this particular platform. Well... Um... let's see...
There's... a lot of people? I mean exposure is good, right? Theoretically, if I got more eyes on my stories, that could only be good for me, right? If they like Wolves and Wild Roses or Val's Blog, then they should love The Paladin, right? And so many of the fans on there are super fans. Though... a good chunk of what that site offers is fan fiction so... there's that.
It was brought up that the people there will be brutally honest with critiques, so I guess that could help. My beta list was never terribly big and I could always use more critiques. I just don't trust that the critiques will be anything more than "u suck."
Jeez, this was supposed to be the pros section. I guess that should be telling. Still, there's very little risk for moderate to good reward. I suppose that's really the reason I'm still considering it. Yeah, I probably won't get anything great from this, but I'm risking very little.
I don't know. I guess it'd just be nice to focus on writing again instead of editing and querying. Speaking of... I gotta finish getting ready for PitMad!
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