Starting a Newsletter Serial Novella

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For about a year, I’ve been wanting to write a serial novel for my newsletter where I release one or two chapters of a new story at a time. I had gone so far as polling my newsletter subscribers to see if they were interested (which the majority of the respondents said they were.)

I had two big barriers to doing this…

  1. Finding the time to write something extra with all the stories I already committed to and fitting this in with the work I do at my family zoo business.
  2. My Newsletter only goes out monthly — that’s a lot of time to wait between releases.

But this summer, I’m in need of sending out a weekly newsletter due to all the new material I have coming out and other commitments. I thought it would be a great time to try this serial newsletter idea.

So, starting today and running until the end of August (or mid-September, depending on how the story goes) I’ll be releasing a weekly newsletter filled with one or two chapters of my current work in progress, The Superhero’s Husband.

This story is not written yet. I’m writing it as we go with hopes of receiving feedback from readers. I did take a day or two and outlined it with quite a bit of detail — which is needed for clue planting as all my longer stories have elements of mystery.

I’ll update you in a few months… My fingers are crossed that this is successful!

To see how I introduced this concept in my newsletter, click HERE.

To subscribe to my newsletter to follow along, click HERE.

To read the first chapter of The Superhero’s Husband, click HERE.

2 thoughts on “Starting a Newsletter Serial Novella

  1. My writing partner and I are doing this right now with our Beasty Bites newsletter. We’ve been releasing a short chapter (I find our subscribers don’t want to read anything too long) in our Werewolf Whisperer series. It’s been received pretty well so far.
    I look forward to reading your novella.😊

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  2. I think it’s a great idea Joy. I once polled my Hubpages community regarding a similar idea, and they advised ebooks (better readership & clearer copyright), but if it’s your newsletter, that should be fine!

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