So, okay, one year anniversary has come and gone, and my posts have become a little less regular.
Okay… a LOT less regular.
But that said, I’m still here and still working on stuff.
But it’s been a back breaker lately, I just want you to know. My job has been cranked up to Nightmare Difficulty. I’m having some big problems dealing with getting the paperback book published which might descend into a legal fight if I cannot get a resolution this week… I don’t wanna have to get a lawyer to get my intellectual property back! And the hardcover’s dustjacket problem has been almost fixed… I hope. I will know this week.
So, know that I’ve been trying to move forward, and it has been happening, slowly. Much slower than I wanted, and that may be okay. All the delays thanks to scattered focus, lack of energy, working on health issues, and trying to de-stress from my job have made the second book far harder to push up the hill.
On a positive note, a few “no-dustjacket” hardcovers were sold and made it to customers before it was pulled, so a few people inadvertently got a collector’s item. LOL listen to me pretend this is a collectible already. I’m also learning to not make announcements till it’s already in the bloody online store! BLARG!
I am also going through a lot of chaotic thoughts about marketing and how to get the word out for my awesome book. I don’t want to do the things I get pissed at myself. Spammy mailing list? ummmm, why do I need one of those? I barely hack writing out my blog? Why not just use the blog and worry about the rest later? I dunno. It would be nice to know from readers how they like to be marketed to, so if you have an opinion, please share. How do you want to be told about new books and products without me being spammy and sleezy like too many authors have become lately.
Junkfood for thought.