Hello, readers. Thank you for your commitment to the site, or if you’re new, thanks for joining us. Here at Munk Fiction, we have some exciting news: An official novel is on the way. This site has spent a lot of time on web novels in an installment format, which has been fun and a great motivation for me to keep producing content.
As I have grown in my craft, though, and as my focus shifts from being a person who can reliably create content to one who can reliably get and maintain the interest of readers, the fact of engagement must be taken into account. Judging by a consistent range of likes between two and four every week, Lewellyn’s story, in its current incarnation, is not attracting readership.
This is not to say that this story is not one that I value, or one that gets attention outside this blog. I have, in fact, written nearly four times as many chapters as I have posted thus far. As I write more, I discover elements that I would like to hint at better early on in chapters I’ve already posted. I also have had my #1 fan explicitly tell me that she does not like to receive one thousand words of my work each week. She much prefers to consume Munk Fiction a novel at a time.
This is where we go from here: Book 1 of the Means of Enchantment: The Greenwarden, including Lewellyn and her friends, will no longer appear chapter-by-chapter on this site. Instead, it will continue development as a unified novel. When a manuscript is ready, I’ll be more than happy to share it with anyone interested. You can comment on this post to indicate your interest. Otherwise, stay tuned for more info.
In the near term, my original novel, The Cleaners, is on the way. Expect to hear more science fiction – related weekly posts from me as well as a more comprehensive description of this novel for those of you who have not heard of it and other exciting developments as I work to build an audience ahead of its release.
Thanks again for your interest. You, the fans, are what Munk Fiction is all about.
Congratulations, Sam – this seems like an exciting development! I look forward to reading the final version when it comes out.
Sounds like an exciting time indeed. Wishing you all the best with this WIP, and here’s to celebrating authors of sci-fi!