What do YOU think? Should I publish an incomplete novel?
That's my dilemma, and here's why I'm considering doing so.
I'm about halfway finished with the third novel, Jade Cross, in my Yangtze Dragon Trilogy. My novels are stories inspired by my family's China and Taiwan experiences, dating back to 1882 until the present time. At the rate I'm progressing, I doubt I'll finish this third novel before the end of the year.
I plan to dedicate Jade Cross to several significant others from my life when I was growing up in Taiwan. They are now elderly, and recently one moved to Glory. I would like the others to see my forever gratitude in print before they, too, finish their days on earth.
So I'm considering publishing part of Jade Cross and sending it to them. Incidentally, they have read my first two novels, and have expressed eagerness to read the final one.
Since I can quite easily do this as a self-published author,
should I? Or am I overlooking some serious drawbacks?
Plus I'm curious!
For those of you who've read the first two novels in my trilogy, would you like to read a few more chapters of the story while you wait for the finished novel?
I hope you'll let me know what YOU think!
Millie Nelson Samuelson
PS: To celebrate our New Year, all four of my Kindle books are on sale for only 99 cents each this month of January on Amazon: Hungry River, Dragon Wall, A Missionary Memoir, Women of the Last Supper.