140,000 Words of Unpublished Fiction
Among them: a 70,000 word space opera novel called Neurogenesis, the first half of Pearls of Atlantis which is the sequel to my first novel, Echoes of Olympus. Finally, there's my most recent episode of Star Trek: Horizon (fanfic).
Neurogenesis is held up because I haven't found the right cover. That may have just changed, but I'm waiting to hear back from the artist. Given the cost of art and the highly speculative nature of the indie fiction market, I go for quality on the cheap. I made the mistake of purchasing a $300 cover for my first novel, and then later replaced it with one I paid $65 for from Selfpubbookcovers because I felt it was just better.
Anyone else have a small mountain of words you've been sitting on?
I no longer have any interest in selling any of it, just finding an audience to share it with. That doesn't mean I intend to release a word without extensive cleanup to get it into the best condition possible - I can take it seriously without seeing it as a job. Since I'm chronically broke, it's a good thing I can do my own editing and covers.
RR is making me consider which one to pull out and work on next once I get far enough ahead on my current projects. :-)
*looks at Dropbox*
*smiles in editor*
Well, if I rules-lawyered your post and noted that you didn't require that I wrote those words, I think I'd probably break the scale. :p I've never deleted any manuscript I've worked on. It'll probably confuse some cyber-archeologist some day.
I never delete old content as I've been plagarizing from myself to write the new stuff and I never know when an idea from one project will help for another.
Those old drafts will never see the light of day as they are, though.