I hope you do manage to blaze a trail at this, I think quite a lot of people have tried to finance novels by means of the internet, even before Bitcoin came along... me too, see for example The Wyvern Street Irregulars
and The Widdershins Piecrust
which at the time the linked Wayback Machine snapshot was taken was just a short-short story but which has since developed into just the first snippet of a novel whose working title is Tales of D'ydii.
I have not given up but it definitely seems that part of the whole starving artist routine is in fact the part about starving. My latest approach to financing my novelwriting entirely by means of bitcoins is to use other means to obtain bitcoins then use them to live on while getting back to my writing.
Even fancying up the presentation into kind of graphic novel or playable-storyboard form by using Battle for Wesnoth to present timelines / storylines hasn't turned out to be particularly effective either, though possibly it might yet end up being more effective in the long run than plain old text. But that remains to be seen.
Product placement hasn't worked particularly well either, at least not yet. Giving Wesnoth, Freeciv, Bitcoin etc the spotlight in novels, stories, playable storyboards etc has thus far not incited much interest among fans of the prominently placed virtual products. Sigh.
I should get back to making sure Bitcoin gets lots of prominent mention in all these various means of telling and representing stories but oops I got sidetracked by techie things like setting up mining rigs.
So many people here do begging if only in their forum sigs that one cannot help wondering if maybe they do so because it works.
There seem to be a lot of capitalist variants here too though so maybe some kind of actual business-plan might be a good idea. I am a little dubious personally though of "come pay us 20 bitcoins to assign a tag to your project/company/shares" because, like, well, gee, if one actually had 20 bitcoins how much paper and ink, or keystrokes and disk space, might that buy, directly moving the project forward instead of passing the buck^H^H^H^HBitcoin on to some other project entirely?
I actually originally set out to fund the development of GPL'd software, much of the putting of fiction online stuff was more an attempt to use the fiction to bring in funds to finance software development than a direct attempt to finance the fiction itself, as what I initially transcribed into textfiles had already been written.
Ultimately it seems to come down more to financing one's own time/living than financing some specific thing one ends up spending one's time doing.
If you can come up with a gameplan that works, you might make more money publishing the gameplan itself in clickbank or some similar venue than from the fiction itself, there being so very many people out there hoping to find a way to scrounge up some funds by means of their writing...
So make it work! And keep notes of how that is done!