It’s been 8 days since I posted anything here. Suppose I should remedy that.
Where are we on the writing front?
Just finished a 5,000 word short story. Completely new characters and setting. A bit of the old fashioned Sword & Sorcery shuffle. I’ve been resisting the urge to put in my editing teeth and start gnawing for about a week now. But tomorrow morning, let the chewing begin.
I hope to have that one out to my beta readers, maybe over the weekend.
Then one more spit shine and out to the highest paying market it might fit.
My WIP re: novel length fare, is somewhere in the middle of chapter 7 and waiting for me to dial the way-back machine to mid 80s Kansas and get back into the groove.
A small town. A haunted wheat field. Spreading insanity, ghosts of the past, and the teenagers caught in the middle.
I’m not an outliner, so, some projects have to flutter around the vaulted ceiling of my subconscious until I get the general feel for the bat’s wings and direction of flight.
On the self publishing front: currently investigating book reviewers and bloggers. There are a lot of them out there. Trying to find the ones that a) read my genre, b) will review self-published books, c) don’t have a 12 month waiting period, d) Will give a review more professional than a 200 word equivalent of a thumbs up or thumbs down, e) have any kind of readership of their reviews. Face it, you could give the best reviews in the world, but if nobody reads them, well…
And I’m still researching how to market my book online. Not sell it. That one I’ve got down. How to get people to see it and maybe be interested enough to buy it, that’s the trick.
And that might involve actually talking to people.
Shudder to think.
I guess I could always get drunk first.
Well, maybe only 2 or 3 drinks.
I know what you’re going to say:
“Buzzed networking is drunk networking”
You’re probably right.
I should think of other coping strategies.
What would I do without you?
That’s what I’ve been up to.
Until next time…