Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Should We be posting Novels in Progress on the blog?

I'm at a standstill with this.  I got a phone call with Author house.  Of course the woman was trying to pitch to me about coming back to them, but I have stressed that it didn't work out financially and I don't have the money to fork over again.

She is also writing a book too and we just got talking about the other projects of mine and hers.  I was talking about how I've been posting the novels on the blog.  She did have a good point which I am thinking that I might not continue to post the novels on the blog.

I'm thinking the majority of this is because of The Glorious Money Tree which happens to be my best novel yet, and I'm seriously contemplating not sharing the rest of it here now. 

I'm really sorry as I know many of you have been reading and following along.  Now, I know that most people are very respectful and would never copy something, but I am deciding not to continue and will just let you know when I do in fact get it published.

My main reason for this is in case there is the one person out there that could possibly decide to take my idea and run with it to Hollywood and capitalize on my idea.  I'm truly sorry that it has to be this way, but I just cannot risk it.  Not that it would actually happen, but I'm not willing to take that chance. 

Plus, someone pointed out that it loses the novelty with the publishers if it's been posted in bits and pieces.  I think it was fine for me to do this in the beginning as I am an unknown published author and it sometimes helps to get feedback for something you are really proud of.

I really think I have a good thing here.  I will not knock on wood, but I think it does have a lot of potential to hit the nail on the head so to speak.

I think I would feel free to occasionally write poems on here, but I think from now on, it can't be the novels.  I think many would agree with me on this.

Unfortunately, the world is filled with people that do plagiarise and steal people's ideas.  It's too bad for this.

I will continue to write daily on other things as I love blogging and sharing, but I think I have to keep my novels a surprise from now on and I hope you won't mind that this is my decision.  I have to protect myself.

Jennifer Jo Fay

Copyrighted September 25, 2012


  1. Hi Jennifer! I've not been following your story, but I am one of your followers and noticed your post. I think you are right to protect what is yours. I think you can also get a free copyright for your blog, but I haven't even bothered and I am the author of 4 blogs and share a 5th with hubby. Sigh. It's the love of writing. And, I'm in the same boat with Author House... no money. So, I keep blogging and hoping and praying. :) Wishing you all the best with your literary career!

    Tina - my parenting blog:

  2. Thanks very much Christina. I think I did the right thing. Someone also says it loses its novelty too with the publishers by posting it in bits and pieces. I'll go check out your blog too.

  3. I certainly respect your decision. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop my friend xo