Life in progress

What To Do, Part 2


It’s been two days and I’m already going stir crazy, not having something to post daily on my blog. It’s habit-forming, damnit!

But there’s something else bugging me: whether or not to publish the Second Seat series.

If I turn it into a book to sell on Amazon (I’m leaning towards 99 cents and making it exclusive to ‘Zon so Prime members can get it for free), I’ll have to change some of the characters’ names. I can’t make money off Edward, Bella, and Alice, even though they’re really nothing like the Twilight characters. I’ll be sued to Forks and back. Whether or not I can get away with the ads that are referenced (Grey Poupon, anyone?) and Sylvester (ssthufferin’ ssthuckotash!), not to mention songs that are mentioned in a few episodes is also up in the air. I think most of them are vague enough, but I’d still need to consult a lawyer or take them out.

But the real question is, would anyone read them in the form of a 365-chapter book? I’m too close to the whole thing to see it clearly. Most of the episodes are only around 100 words, so it won’t be novel-length.

I just don’t know.

So here’s a poll. Let me know what you think.

If you have any other suggestions, please let me know. Ta!


Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

7 thoughts on “What To Do, Part 2

  1. You needed an answer in between great and “don’t go there” – I think it’s a good idea. Too bad you can’t (can you) make it a page-a-day calendar.


    • That was actually my first idea, but there are problems with the concept. I could start it and move everything around so the first episode is on January 1st, but what if someone picks it up in June? If they start with the June 15th episode, they’re not going to know what’s been happening for the past half a year. It would work if there weren’t continuing stories … I suppose I could sell a physical copy in December, but that would cut out sales for the rest of the year.
      Thanks for your input, Dan. 🙂

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  2. James Patterson writes books full of short punchy chapters it works well for him 💜💜


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