Coming home from very lonely places, all of us go a little mad; whether from great personal success, or just an all-night drive, we are the sole survivors of a world no one else has ever seen.
- John le Carre
- John le Carre
Hello readers and stragglers.
So I've decided I was just going to do an end of the month blog post. Not due to laziness but because it just doesn't make sense to blog about writing when I could just be...writing. There will be times when there's actually something I can chat about in which case I'll post it up and share it with you.
First things first.
January 2013 Releases:
Ghost Town ep. 3 - Bad Signal (serial fic, YA, paranormal, occult)
Ghost Town ep. 4 - Cursed Earth
Sid Valentine story #3 - True North (myth, legends, folk tales, urban dark fantasy)
A Strange Occurrence on Keystone Drive (short story, weird fic, Lovecraftian)
*First uploads of new & improved Sid Valentine story # 1 and # 2 on Amazon marketplace featuring new covers.
(If you want to count that as new for Amazon, then technically it is. I've had it in Smashwords distribution for awhile now)
Other work involved:
I reformatted, rewrote, and corrected inconsistencies on Sid Valentine 1 & 2 and reissued them.
Redesigned book covers for Sid Valentine Universe. Something that allows me to ship it out faster since I do all the designing too. The old covers are still posted up in some retailers
Tweaked description and tags on all of the books. A lot of them are still showing up in the wrong categories but I have to give the shops time to adjust that.
13k words written on the first week of 2013. I've pretty much kept this pace steady for the entire month. Usually averaging at about 10.5k (at the very least) to 14k (at the most) per week.
5k tweets, 1200+ followers, good conversations. Increase of ~400 new twitter buddies. Might be small potatoes to many but Twitter happens to be my favorite social media hangout so I'm happy with the stats.
Increase in book sales. =) Can't give an accurate % figure yet since other digital marketplaces are slow to report and there is a lag but strictly based on Amazon, it's an 8.3% increase (so far).
Edit: Based on Smashwords numbers from various marketplaces, the increase in sales this month is actually 9.7%
- Finish up up Ghost Town series with episode 5, unless episode 6 is needed.
- More short stories.
- Continue work on another serial fiction I've already started under a different name and different genre. Don't ask me what it is because I won't tell you. It's just something I've been toying with. i can probably put out another 2 segments for it this month.
- Plan out what I'll do with Ghost Town. Season 2 maybe? I have side stories in mind for the first season that might be an interesting addition.
- Website tweaks, specifically the Books Section.
Where to get the ebooks:
Let's see, what else have I been up to...
Lots of reading, catching up on my Netflix queue, running & maintaining websites (it puts money in the account, I don't have anything against money), hanging out with my family, cooking and eating healthier. You know, life. It's a short one. Might as well pack in as much as you can while you're able to. =) What about you? What have you been up to?