I’m thinking about posting each day’s production of The New Serfdom, warts and all. I’ve posted early drafts before, on Live Journal, but never a first draft. There are three reasons I might do it.
1. I’m having too many days when I’m considering not doing NaNo at all this year, when I don’t even care about getting the novel written. But I also know that’s part of a very mood-swingy period I’m going through right now. So posting implies an obligation to keep going, no matter what kind of mood I’m in. And that’s something I really need to do anyway. It’s just too easy to give in to the down periods and stew in my own juices.
2. It makes sense in the context of having written posts about the development of the novel. That should add up to something. Yes, I’m assuming that somebody might want to see the actual end result of all that work. But they might not be too crazy about having to wait until it’s published which could be months away, or even a year or more.
3. It might be interesting for someone who’s insanely into comparisons to be able to see the difference between a first draft and the edited and polished book.
I haven’t made a final decision yet, but if I do post it, it will be on a blog of its own. No point cluttering up this one.