The freedom to experiment

I write novellas.  Most of my drafts ranges between 20-30 000 words.  But the story I am working on now is something new for me.  I haven’t decided if it is the first part of a longer serial or if it is the first in a series of short stories.  Considering that I rarely write short stories and that I am not  interested in serials as a reader ( I prefer to read the whole book)  this is a first for me.

But considering that I have wanted to write more short stories next year, this is a good way to do it. Then there is other things to consider. Like, what happens with my sales if I get the story ready for publication,  create covers, and then release the short stories rather close together?  And then bundle it later ( maybe around christmas)?

Or should I create a Patreon account and serialize it that way?  I have no idea if anyone would be interested, though.   And then there is the VATMoss ( aka the headache inducing new EU rules from  2015). Right now I don’t have to apply, but I have no idea if that is still the case if I create a Patreon.


So, yes. There are a lot of things going on in my brain right now. I’ll focus on the things I know:  that it is an interesting story and I am itching to write it all.   I mean, it contains witches, dragons, a teleporting wizard and a shady villain.