Good day, dear Sirs and Madams,
After quite a time on the sidelines I have decided to join the game.
Introductions are in order I think so let it be short:
Mainly because of Wildbow (to whom I tip my hat...) and his inspiring giant of a story.
However: There are a few questions about which I am rather unsure, even after abusing the forum search a little bit. Please forgive me if they are already answered elsewhere and simply send me a link.
1. The Format
Obviously the word count is most often asked about. I already have kinda decided on a schedule (about 4-5 pages a week/8-10 a fortnight. Depends on how the editing goes) but my concern is bigger: I would like to write shorts, mabye novellas and novellettes, that paint a broader picture. A bit like Randolph Carter in H.P.Lovecrafts writing maybe.
2. The Editing
There is some editing, I know that from a few comments I read and what I could gather. But how often, when, how much do you edit? I have planned thath much time for that small amount of text since I am reusing/reshaping lots and lots of older stuff, have no problem with fast writing according to a specific mood or plotpoint (lots and lots of PnP in the forms...) but I am rewriting some of it a third time. By which I do not mean reading for typos but honest to god rewriting: Reading it, ironing out the stupid stuff, even writing some pages completly anew if they are stupid.
I want quality content and should be able to hold it up, but...am I overdoing it, maybe?
3. The Language
My greatest Angst.
My mother tongue is german and altough I am somewhat comfortable listening and reading in english but nontheless would I positively HATE writing in it. So I write in german.
Conversely that is precisely why I want to do it. I am quite optimistic to get something started. Especially since I am not completely stupid and know a thing or two about literature and have quite a few ideas about how to approach something new with webfiction.
So: Do you know any german webfiction, perchance, or have recommendations? Should I just write in english and reach for a bigger audience?