Wednesday, February 21, 2007


Hi, everyone. After a lot of thought and a few conversations with a few people, I've decided to stop doing RunBinary.

Why? I think it can be best summed up in an email conversation I had with Cory Doctorow. Basically, he was advising me that all releasing your work online does is to allow you a way to evangelize fans. You have to be able to push your work onto other people and have them want to turn someone else on to it. You kind of have to be this taste-making marketing machine (my words, not his.) I'm just not very good at that. Better in my case, I think, to concentrate on actually writing things and not trying to "network" the site everywhere, because all that does is leave a bad taste in my mouth.

So I think I'll stick with submitting my work to print publishers. As much as I would have loved to be on the forefront of the digital literature revolution, I just don't think I'm cut out for it.

I'm still going to keep the blog up, as I kind of enjoy writing in it from time to time. I'm happy with what the RunBinary experience did for me; I've got some new stories and it's helped me to get work done on my own deadlines. Perhaps one day I'll come back to it, but for now it's just not a good fit for me.

Thanks to everyone that read my stories.


Kevin Flowers (and_in_this_corner) said...

Aw man, I just put a feed on Swiftfox not too long ago.

You're right between BBC Headlines and Penguin.SWF

Best of luck with your writing and with your Linux installation!

Chris Pasley said...

Well, I'll still have the blog around, so you're welcome to continue to read it. I think I'll post something on my Linux experience again soon.

SwimPsyco said...

Good luck man, you seem to be a talented writer.

Chris Pasley said...

Thanks, I appreciate it.