I’ve been in a bit of a blogging rut this week, so I just thought I’d ramble over here and see what happens. It seems that when I concentrate on fiction, the blogging suffers. So this last weekend I had some more ideas and have been working on the sequel.I noticed that I need to switch gears with my writing. I’ve been in editing mode for so long, I forgot to switch out of it. My writing method is to hash out the plot first. Once I know the plot is working, I go back and fill in details, description, etc. Usually a lot of that has to be filled in. So with my WIP, I’ve been letting go of worrying about things like… “am I showing and not telling” But I still think about it and leave notes. (needs more detail, show don’t tell, etc.)
As for my publishing adventures, Vallar is going to be featured on the Indie Spot Light today.Then I was going to try and get TransShifter to go free on Amazon, however, I found out this is very difficult. First to do this I put it for free on Apple (via Smashwords), and reported a cheaper price on Amazon, so Amazon will price match. I also had a couple of friends report the lower price. Do you think it would go free? No! It just won’t go free. I guess it takes a long time.
Then I discovered that 7 people gave TransShifter ratings on Apple, which averages 3 stars. I don’t know what it is, but whenever I give out any of my books free I end up getting low ratings and/or reviews. The frustrating thing about Apple is I can’t see the ratings in detail. Also..the last time I checked it’s still free on Apple.There was one time I gave away several free Vallar copies for Nook and ended up with 1 two-star rating with no review. With Barnes and Noble, you can’t see who left it. Reviewers can leave anonymous reviews too. Also at that time, Vallar didn’t have any other reviews, so it was sitting there with this two-star review. Yeah…good times.
So I have put the price of TransShifter back to .99 cents, but it has not changed on Apple yet. When things like this happen, I feel like just unpublishing it. If people think it’s crap, why leave it out there? I have no problem taking it down. There is no paperback, so it’s easy to unpublish.
And the whole point of going free on Amazon is for the purpose of getting some exposure for both books. I’ve seen it work. Maybe all the Indies will flood Amazon with free books now. Yay..lol.Meanwhile, I’ve had 4 job interviews in the last 8 days. A new record for me.
And somehow I’ve found myself playing this game again on Facebook. Bejeweled.