Monday, January 16, 2012

A Focus on Fiction and Opening Doors.

Most likely, I’m going to try and update the blog at least with a writing update on Mondays. I find that I can’t blog and write fiction at the same time, unlike some of my amazing friends. If I get into blog mode, I can blog a lot. If I turn my attention to fiction, blogging comes to a halt. I know some of you have heard these excuses before, so excuse the repeating *grin*.

Then if all goes well, I will have at least one other post a week. Either a guest post, author interview or something about any research I've done. (Mars, wormholes, etc).

All this will allow me more time to also keep up with the blogs I follow as well.  

From all my observations, I can see it’s important to have not just one published book, but a series and more. The more you have out there, the more exposure and the more you have to work with. Sure I can get people interested in Vallar, but I’ve found out that they want more.  If I wait too long some might lose interest, and I'm already behind.

Some good news: Although sales have slowed since the initial giveaway, I’m still seeing sales, not best seller sales, but it’s way better than before. Also…I sold a copy of Vallar on Amazon Germany, and 5 now on Amazon UK. 

It’s these little things that excite me. I feel like Amazon select has opened some doors that were shut before, and I’m very grateful for that. 

I have a bunch of projects in mind:

First, the Vallar Sequel, of course.
More adventures of Chad and Adelya in TransShifter.
A steampunk novel involving native americans.
And a Post-Apocalyptic story called. “In the Middle of Nowhere” and it’s about a mother and daughter struggling to survive after an ice age has been triggered by an asteroid impact. Most likely this is going to be a long short story for an anthology I'm working on with the other writers at Good Book Alert.    

As far as progress in writing and publishing, I now feel like doors will open, but I can’t be miles from the door in order to go through it. 

Everyone, be ready for those doors to open. 

Have a great week!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey, I'm way behind as well! And it's tough to blog and write, although you almost have to. Not sure how I did both during NaNo 2010.

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

Sounds awesome. I can't wait to read more of your stories. I know they'll be quality.

Charlie Holmberg said...

Good luck with the projects and the writing!

CherylAnne Ham said...

I've found that committing to one post a week (Mondays for me) has taken the pressure off and I'm actually blogging consistently now.

Good luck with all your projects. You sure have a lot going on! :D

Rusty Webb said...

I think twice a week is probably a good idea. I've been thinking of cutting back myself. Looking forward to seeing more from the Vallar universe.

Jay Noel said...

Sounds like you got a lot going on.

Oh, and my WIP is a steampunk novel involving "Native Americans" big time. It's fun playing with an alternative history!

(Publisher has given me a release date of July 20th, so I'm busy with rewrites)