Yes, ’tis the season where, at my day job, life gets quite hectic. Working in the apparel decoration industry, everyone wants something as giveaways for the holidays. Sometimes, just finding the time to take a deep breath and soak in the holiday spirit becomes just sipping the holiday spirits, if you know what I mean.
All the above coupled with the release of my second book brings the stress levels skyrocketing.
I’m not writing this to whine or complain — I know there are many worse things out there — so before anyone comments, I want that put out there.
With the new release, however, comes the big decisions on how and where to market. I know I’ll need more content out there before anything gains traction, that’s just a fact of the self-publishing life — but I do have two novellas waiting for eager readers. That counts for something. Marketing to the targeted readers is important — the visibility it brings helps sell books. The great reviews are a huge ego-boost, I won’t lie — but the royalty checks are awesome. I’m hoping to feel more of that awesome in the future.
So, before the holidays are out, the paperback book will be available — not sure about audiobooks yet — I think I need to feel there’s a demand for MY books in audio before I take that huge step — and I’ll be working on another few projects — mostly planning right now.
What are these projects? Well, glad you asked. The first will be a short e-book on embroidery digitizing — a little non-fiction to provide some much-needed, inexpensive training to help those who need it in this industry. The second project will be the as-yet-untitled book 3 in The Adventures of Tremain & Christopher. The third is still in the embryonic stages. Not sure if it’ll be a series or what — I’m still mulling it over.
So, there’s the update . . . stay tuned!!