One of my yearly goals is to find a way to repackage existing blog content in an easy-to-read eBook format in order to stock the Dollar Shelves. With that in mind, I sorted out the blog by category… and the Saturday Story Prompts (101) came in right behind the Daily Snippits (447).
I figure the prompts will be an easier target for my Smashwords learning curve (since they’re shorter) so I threw them out on the planning board and tried to make a product out of them.
Turtles of a Feather
Since the prompts vary wildly in genre and length, trying to make themed collections out of them akin to the Snippit collections was a no go. Groups them by type (dialog, humor, fantasy, etc) also didn’t work because I didn’t have any easy way of telling which prompts I’d already used.
I finally settled on making 31-prompt collections based on each month, starting with January 2011 (for now). That way I’ll have 20 or 25 existing prompts from each month to use as a starting point and there will be at least 6 to 11 new prompts in the collection. I doubt all 20-25 will be worth keeping, so there’s a chance the new content might outweigh the old some months. *pokes prompts*
Imagination For Sale, Cheap!
I figured a dollar’s not a bad deal for a month worth of story starters and folks might be lured in with the promise of unpublished content. Most likely I’ll just get the people with a dollar that’s burning a hole in their pocket, but I’ll take those too! 😉
So I’ve got January on the drafting table for this week, if all goes well I’ll have a finished version done this weekend. I’m going to put it up in the Smashwords store for free so that folks can test out the formatting for me (I own neither a Kindle nor a Nook, alas) and then I’ll bump it up to a buck once I know it’s shiny.
Small steps are better than no steps, eh? 😀