For those of you out there who read this site, you might have noticed that the updates have been running rather dry lately. The reason for this is simple: I am swamped at work. What’s interesting is that since I’ve been so busy, I haven’t had time to devote to things like reading, throwing knives, and geeky hobbies like I would prefer to do. Necessity has forced me to find a new form of media to pursue: Web Novels.
I’ve been aware of the existence of web novels for a while. The idea is similar to web comics; regular updates bring in viewers who donate or pledge on Patreon, and who buy an artist/author’s collected work whenever a year or story arc is done. However, before now I have not been into web stories much despite the fact I read a few translated versions from other countries like Mushoku Tensei. All of that is behind me, though. I have officially exploded into the world of web novels.
In fact, unbeknownst to me, a new author I’ve discovered, Drew Hayes is actually a web novelist and his novels I’ve been buying on Amazon are actually his collected works from his website. I’ve also discovered (and read) his Super Powereds series (which I will be reviewing soon. All in all, I find this new style of media I can consume to be very exciting.
As a note, I will soon have a tab on WordSteel with a collection of web novel URLs I have enjoyed as well as a new “Web Novel” category of reviews!
Edit: Web novel link page can now be found here!