I am still mulling over ways of using this blog. Writing my entire novel on WordPress seems unwise, especially if I manage to complete it and would like to seek publication of it after editing. Additionally, my perfectionism seems like a terrible fit with the live feedback I may receive: constructive criticism can be very helpful, but I’m not sure receiving it on an unfinished work will help me as I work towards finishing it.
The first option that I’m considering is to post a daily sample of my progress here. That would demonstrate my efforts without requiring that I lay bare my entire work for any readers I may have.
I am also considering posting my work in progress to Archive of Our Own, where readers could follow along as I add chapters. That site may be better suited for the format of a novel than this blog.
On the other hand, there’s something appealing about blogging a novel as I go. I’m not sure which option I’ll choose, but I’d love to head your thoughts, any readers I may have out there. 🙂