Odd title and, no, I'm not going to talk about tryptophan.
November, the month for Thanksgiving and, though I have Lupus and despise the drug I must take to keep tremors as well as stress at bay because it dulls every other sense - I have much to be thankful for! When I write I go off my medication to the consternation of many as I grow shaky, anxious, forgetful as hell, and my vocabulary exists of one or two phrases mostly starting with F... you and many variations thereof. Therefore, I’d like to skip forward. Every new year is heralded with singing Auld Lang Syne which can mean “old long since” or “times gone by” – whatever your translation, something undoubtedly will start anew.
I’m looking ahead to January, the return of seven stories, and I need to plan on how to get them back out there. First off, I have begun reading them with a fresh eye and will probably do minor rewrites. Do I keep their original covers (which I liked) or change them? That’s a huge expense that I hadn’t planned for! And then there is pricing?! Perhaps another publisher would be interested and that would be so much easier? Self-publishing is NOT easy; it takes dedication and lots of hard work. Where to start...
Don’t go dashing off yet to look for this title which currently has two books of the series completed, one in the works, and more in my head. Just loved this Les Byerley cover. It should be on his website too, damn it! (http://www.les3photo8.com/index.html). LOVED it!
I’m considering Kindle Unlimited. I’ve noticed many of my book sales have died off in their current markets. It doesn’t help I’m not good at promotion on my own: I hate promo! I’d just like to write, but see above about meds and dulled senses. So, I’m asking myself if there would be new life, maybe a new throng of readers who haven’t found my stories at traditional ebook publishers? Of course, I know I have to promote. *Sigh*
Readers, writers – do you KU?
Growl and roar – it’s okay to let the beast out. – J. Hali Steele