posted on Jul, 31 2006 @ 01:25 AM
What you propose sounds like a good idea. I am a published author, and I think that if you're serious about this, you might want to pick your blog
very carefully. Be sure that you don't give up any rights to your material that may affect future publishing.
Many of the characters I created for my first novel were created on a blog that I owned and operated. I don't have that website any more because it
started to take over my life.
Once you've been at this concept of yours for a year or so, you may find that you have enough good material to make a book. Even if that isn't the
case, you may find that your blog work gives you an idea tha you want to turn in to a book.
On-line blogs are very attractive to new writers. I know that I was surprised at how much feedback I got from mine, before I took it down after it
ran for a year. Trouble is, most web sites that will give you a blog will also want some form of rights to reproduce anything you post.
There is one other thing to be concerned about. It's nice to have your work looked at and commented on, but you do run the risk of being plagarized.
It's rare, but it does happened. Don't be fooled in to thinking that just 'cause it's on your web site that it's "protected." I personally
know an author who had one of this short stories lifted from his amateur web site and published under somebody else's name.
The internet is a double-edged sword. It's fun to play with, but you can get hurt doing it. I'm guessing, but I think you'll find your concept
works pretty well. Once you've got the bugs worked out of it, you may be surprised by what you come up with. Just be sure you know what you're
getting in to.