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I published the first chapter of my book as a hub

  1. Dorsi profile image89
    Dorsiposted 7 years ago

    OK so I finally did it- I published chapter 1 of my book ( I have 4 chapters written so far) - and I would love constructive criticism- both good and bad.
    I started this project a few months ago, and finally decided to make hubs out of the chapters, It's rather baring my soul here but I figure this will be the incentive I need to get cracking on this book- which I told myself I would write when I was 50 (so I only have a few months left)
    (oh yes, and I plan on putting little thoughts/scriptures at the end of each chapter) They are short chapters but for the sake of how I am processing the story it seems to work well... any advice appreciated!

    http://hubpages.com/_HubLink/hub/Dorsi- … ter-1?done

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      terrygposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well done Dorsi.

      I don't suppose your hub will now be unpublished because it might trigger a duplicate filter now?

      It seems the smallest thing triggers the alert.

      1. Dorsi profile image89
        Dorsiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Terry, I always look forward to getting comments from you. You have always been supportive and seem like such a genuinely nice person.
        I'm still researching this whole "should I be be posting these chapters on the internet thing". I personally have mixed feelings about it, as I thought it would be a good idea, but some people say that might hurt me trying to get it published or getting a book advance. Not knowing how publishers view this, I have no clue. All I know is that I am going to add quite a bit more elements to the finished book, in each chapter, so maybe these hubs would qualify as sort of teaser chapters? (they really aren't because I'm baring my life out there- especially in the next chapter which I'm nervous about publishing- it has to do with my very bad girl days)
        Well as in most of my endeavors it's an earn as I learn go sort of thing........ a book advance would be lovely though because it would free me up to really concentrate on writing the book.

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          terrygposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Well I was trying to be sincere, the written word often does not convey emotion,  after reading your hub I found it to be compelling reading. As you may know I work quite a bit on self esteem issues anxiety phobias anger-management troubled people.

          I have often found that others who have had challenges in life often get inspiration when reading an other persons experiences. I can see your series of hubs will present an avenue for others to follow you for your next installment.

          If you get nothing out of writing for the internet, you should be happy to know that you are reaching out and providing support to others with their endeavours to face troubles and make a good life for themselves.

          1. Dorsi profile image89
            Dorsiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            This is my goal and purpose- to help someone else with different issues so they don't feel alone. Fortunately, I have always managed to be able to reach out and connect with someone in the hard times, and that is what has sustained me. Some people have a harder time doing that, and I hope by reading my story they will know that it is possible to not only survive but go on to have joy again in their life.

        2. mortaine profile image70
          mortaineposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Publishers view this in two ways. First, most of them don't want to see previously published work, including self-published online, particularly for fiction. They want an exclusive. You are basically killing any chance of your book being picked up by those publishers.

          But that's okay, because the best thing you can bring to a publisher is an audience. A ready-to-go audience who will probably buy your book. Since you're a Hubber with a 100 score, I'm just going to assume you have something of a following, a reputation. When you write your book proposal for the other publishers, the ones you REALLY want to work with, you include a segment called "Market analysis." In that section, you filter your hub traffic stats to your book hubs. You take a screen shot. You show the growing increase in traffic to your book chapter hubs. You show that you have, on average, 70 people reading your book every day (I'm making that up). You can even show how many people link to your book hubs, how much "buzz" you're getting for your story.

          When the editor wipes the drool off his face, he'll call you to discuss your book deal.

  2. DrJim profile image60
    DrJimposted 7 years ago

    WOW!!!!! Great start.You are very brave to write this You are doing a good job.Hope you can continue.Thank you for sharing

    1. Dorsi profile image89
      Dorsiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Dr. Jim, I'm on Chapter 6 now, with 3 chapters as hubs now. I'm working hard at it!

  3. Lgali profile image49
    Lgaliposted 7 years ago

    good job dorsi

    1. Dorsi profile image89
      Dorsiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Lgali