On March 27th of this year I took a leap that I had been debating upon seriously for a little less than a month, but had thought about for over a year.
I published my chapter of my current MS, “The Land of Fear.”
As my husband put nicely, “It’s a risk, but I think it’s worth it.”
The risk being my fear of someone stealing my story. But that’s the thing, they would not have my voice and they don’t have the world in their mind. I realized it wouldn’t be impossible for someone to steal it but I thought of something more important than that.
I want to know what readers around the world would think about my writing. Wattpad gives me the chance to find out. I’m willing to take the risk if that means I get people to read my work. Isn’t that why most of us write?
It’s not for the money…no that’s unrealistic…No it’s for the rush we get when our fingers speed across a paper our pen grasped tightly between our digits. We write to explore new worlds and new minds. We write so that other’s can see a different point of you. We write to make a change, even if its to the smallest degree.
Are you a writer on Wattpad? Have you ever given your writing out for free? What are your thoughts on this?