Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Pep Talk

Umm, yeah.  I had big plans for bookiversary week.  But since only me and a handful of friends really seemed to care, I figured why bother.  Hell, I held a contest on my FB page with a $10 gift card and no one entered.  I had plans for other things, but it's hard to throw a party no one is going to show up for.  So, that's that.  The books are still on sale for .99 dollars or pounds through Saturday night.

I also did some advertising.  That was a rapidly deflating balloon.

But I'm still writing.  I rolled over 24K last night.  Still behind if I want to average 2K a day and have this done by the time my edits come back from J, but I'm feeling pretty good about the progress.  The book is, of course, a hot mess.  But I can fix words on the page.  And I know how it's going to end. 

I'm keeping my spirits afloat by listening to Andy Grammer.  And fishing.  And remembering why I started this self-publishing thing.  I don't have a huge following, but people are reading my books and most of them seem to be enjoying the stories. 

It's Valentine's Day and I'm here in my lovely home with my bestest and sweetest.  There's money in the bank to pay the bills, buy the foods, etc.  And I live in a beautiful place where eagles vacation and deer hang out in my back yard.  It's all good.

What's good with you?


  1. You keep writing, B.E. - never mind the other 'stuff'...as you said, you have readers who love your work (me included).

    Happy Valentine's Day, my friend!

    1. You guys are awesome. :HUGS:

      I hope you and your only had a lovely Valentine's Day, Janet!

  2. What Janet said! Good stuff? We got a good soaking rain last night and it's still dripping a little this morning. I'll take all we can get. I have furry children to love--even when they throw up on the bed, ruin my Kindle charging cord, and refuse to go out in the rain to pee. LOL Life is pretty good. Happy Valentine's Day.

    1. Like I told Janet, you guys are awesome. :HUGS:

      Yeah, we've spent the day getting the good soaking rain. All day. Oh, man, your furbabies aren't being very loveable right now, but we love them anyway, right? So happy life is good for you, too.

      Happy Valentine's Day, Silver. I hope today was better than this morning sounded like it began.

  3. I've read that fewer than 10% of your followers on FB see your posts, even though they've signed up to see them. For me, it's not worth the trouble.

    We had rain, too! Two+ inches" - hurray! A much-wanted Valentine's present. :-)

  4. This makes me sad, but you have the right frame of mind, so go you!

    I don't know why some people get such a boost with advertising (or marketing) and others get zilch. Same factors should reach a common denominator, but they never do.

    Life is good for me. Aside from the occasional repair and medical bills that bite on a fixed income, I can't complain.