The experiment is going to take place during the next few months and the rough timeline will be as follows:
- Plotting, Characters and Scene Outlines - April 1-20
- First Draft Manuscript - April 21 to May 18
- First Manuscript Edits - July 1-5
- Reader Proofs - July 6-25
- Final Manuscript Edits - July 26-31
As I plot, write and edit I will be giving my readers the complete inside scoop so that you can all see exactly how it is happening. At the end of the process I will release the novella as a free ebook on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, etc. The idea at this point is that the novella will form the introduction to a new fantasy series that I will start writing in 2013. You will get to read the words as I write them, errors and all, and see how the story changes and evolves over the course of the process.
I am excited to share this experiment with you all and I look forward to your feedback and comments. Stop by my blog to read more of the progress during the next few days.