Laugh if you want, but a few weeks ago in some spare time I actually made up a random table for the short story month so I could roll a 20 sided die on any given day and chose what kind of story - something fanfic, or sex, or another book for Blue Dragonfly series, or wattpad or here or...
And then - I lost the table.
Well, here in a little bit I am making me a new one. Really. Sheesh.
With the best of intentions I thought, I have all these odds and ends of stories in various stages from idea nuggets to 3000 words, I wonder if any of them would make a good Amazon Kindle Single selection (with some work, of course). So I went to look at the requirements for Amazon Singles, and then off to see the top 100 selling Kindle Singles and then I noticed something.
Amazon Kindle Singles don't sell for shit - unless maybe your name is Dean Koontz or Stephen King. And quite a few of them on the top 100 sellers have one and two star reviews, or half a dozen five star reviews that say the same thing (a pretty sure sign of the - I paid $5 for this review type reviews). Which is to say that this idea clearly has not caught on. Well. Strike that from the list!
Next was a browse through the files I had gathered up to see what was in there. Talk about down the rabbit hole! Headfirst. Some I don't remember at all - some only vaguely.
There is a group of character sketches that I quite like, but it isn't really a story or stories - exactly - but kind of. Which on a bit of thought, really is the sort of thing that belongs on a Kindle - the sort of thing a traditional publisher would turn up their nose at because it doesn't fit in a genre- but also something that is really "me" as in quite my style with a lot of myself in it. For a very short while it lived on a blog but I couldn't find the ads to go with it and it was taken down.
I have already done most of the research for the animal part of the next Blue Dragonfly story - but my mind has pulled an absolute blank for story line.
Oh - which reminds me there is some more research I wanted to do at Amazon, too. I'm gonna count this blog entry as writing today - see you later!
(Turns and dives back into the hole)