It's been almost exactly six months since I first started telling you about Felicity. That six months has been... hectic, I guess you'd call them. In that time, I've launched a book and written another, designed and run Deadly Affairs, wrote for or consulted on no less than five other projects, and then there's the speaking... so much speaking.
But while speaking, nonfiction and work-for-hire projects are great for maintaining my visibility and standard of living, the fact remains that I want to be a creator, not a pundit and consultant. So I've kept the iron labeled "Felicity" on the fire.
Now that Kindle Serials has launched, the iron is too hot to ignore, so it's time for me to bring out the hammer. The market is primed to consider a serial project like never before. So early this morning, I got together a draft of a pitch document for Felicity, and I sent it on to Jason Allen Ashlock, the charming and incredibly savvy agent who sold A Creator's Guide to Transmedia Storytelling to McGraw-Hill. It's time to start looking for buyers.
We'll see where it goes from here. Maybe I'll get that traditional publishing partner, and maybe not; maybe e-publish through Kindle Serials, or another path. It's even possible it won't ring any bells for Jason, and he'll pass on it entirely, leaving me to steam ahead all on my own.
But the main thing is this: If I want my career to include making and owning my own work (and I do, very badly), the only way to do that is to actually do that work and then send it into the world. No sense sitting around being jealous of Chuck Wendig or Naomi Alderman for succeeding at doing something you aren't actively trying to do your own self!
So I'm on it. I'm going to make it happen.