Okay, so last week held both my birthday and my anniversary. Thanks to everyone for your happy wishes. =o)
Fertile Ground went live. I didn't go with the pre-order thing this time to see how things would pan out. Umm, I ended up with fewer release day sales. :shrug:
Not a lot got done in the writing arena. I did some editorial inputs for Up Wish Creek. I may push the release of this one back to September. I apologize to the fans who might have to wait an extra month, but I've hit the writing blahs and can't seem to muster the will to edit right now. Or the urge to write right now.
This might also nix the idea of a fourth book out this year. Frankly, a big part of it is slow sales. Publishing costs a lot of money and the well of fundage needs sales to stay fluid. If I'm spending time thinking about how I'm going to fund the next book, and worrying over craptastic sales, I don't have as much brain space for new words. And I don't have the gumption to edit books that won't sell. Make any sense?
To the monetary end of things, I do have some marketing stuff on the schedule. Friday I had an ad in Authors' Billboard. This coming Friday, I'll have a book excerpt going live on Omnimystery News. Next Sunday, I'll have an ad at Robin Reads. If those help sales pick up, we could be having a different discussion on production schedules and gumption next month.
The summer people are beginning to flock to the neighborhood again. And jumping on the DSL. This means I get slow internet from about mid-afternoon to late evening. Slow as in I can't get Facebook to load new stuff and Gmail to refresh. Hence, most of my online interacting will be in the mornings.
In other news, the deer coming into the yard are so fat pregnant, I'm surprised they can walk. We should be seeing a drastic slimming of them all soon. And fawns soon after. I hope. Last year wasn't the best for fawn viewing. Oh, they had them - we saw young deer in the fall - but they didn't bring them around the yard. I hope they bring the babies here this year. :fingers crossed:
Okay, that's enough from me today. Sorry for the whining. What was up in your world last week?