Sunday, 31 March, 2013
A very Happy Easter to all my readers and fans. I hope that you’re getting at least some break this weekend.
In addition to all the chocolate, the Easter Bunny has brought free books to the world, and Cardio Session
is available for free all Easter long weekend.
If you haven’t had a chance to get hold of it yet, now’s a good time.
Sunday, 24 March, 2013
I have finally managed to get another title out the door. As this is the first time that I am testing a new distribution method, it isn’t going to be immediately available on the whole gamut of sites that my books are normally.
This time, I am enrolling new releases into KDP Select for the first 90 days of their release cycle, before rolling them out to the wider community. While sales are continuing to tick over, I am looking at other distribution options to maximise awareness of my books. Rest assured, they will be available across the normal range of sites in due course. It’s just that, in the short term, I’m looking at how KDP Select works.
On to the book, Cardio Session
Still fairly new to the city, Cathy is still finding her feet. Work is getting in the way of her having a social life, but she is managing to keep reality in check with her late night gym sessions.
She isn’t completely alone in her late night workouts, and the eye candy is very much welcome. One of these days she’s going to do something about it, but the lack of a regular social life competing with not being sure of how her ogling is being received is holding her back.
It’s a great little read which is setting the stage for a larger release later in the year.
Friday, 15 March, 2013
Things are slowly beginning to get going again with my writing. I have received most of my proof-reading responses, and will be looking to have a release in the next fortnight.
As I slowly begin to get more time to focus on my writing, and overcome a head cold / flu, I am finding that my muse hasn’t forgotten me, which is a wonderful discovery.
After what I thought was going to be a slow March, particularly after the very slow interest in my books, things have begun to pick up again nicely in the last week, so even if books aren’t coming out as often as I might want them, there’s still growing awareness of my writing and my works.
I have a fairly major advertising spend (for what I’ve spent, to date) coming up soon, and I am really looking forward to how much interest that drives in my anthology from the end of last year.
Here’s to hopefully a very good couple of months coming up.
Tuesday, 05 March, 2013
Some days I find myself wishing that I had the time to devote to inaction and procrastination but, even while wishing those things, I am flat out getting things done.
Being chronically time poor is something that everyone should do their best to avoid. I have seen some wonderful talent waste away because people could not or would not make the time to nurture and grow their skill set. It’s something that leads to mid-life crises, but that’s not here yet.
At least I can now start to see the end of the major project that is taking time away from my writing. That positive is offset with the major burden that is the work that has to be done between now and then. Fixed timelines give great end points, but not when the work is stacking up against them.
The silver lining that I can see is that I am being promised a lot of time being left alone once the project is done, which means I can get back into my writing and make up for lost time.