I am in the process of trying to market The Queen of the Mountain Kingdom. To be honest, and as I have previously mentioned, I am not a fan of this particular aspect of being an independent author. As I am still waiting to make it big, however, then there seems to be no real … Continue reading Getting Ready for the Big Launch
Well, The Queen of the Mountain Kingdom (hereafter known as QMK) is almost finished. I expect to have the book published to Kindle this weekend. I will not be advertising the fact, however. My attention is going to be centred elsewhere for at least a week, other things are happening in my life, good things … Continue reading This Fantasy Thing
As well as writing my books I also like to design the covers. I am not a trained artist, just an enthusiast. I also like messing around with photograph manipulation in a digital format. I do draw and paint as well, but I find digital to be a both quicker and less messy in the … Continue reading Cover by Design
I was wondering lately if it was all worth it? The writing I mean. It takes up a lot of my time. When I am not writing I am thinking about writing. I meditate on plots, characters, themes, stories. What I do not seem to spend a lot of time on is the one thing … Continue reading Considering Putting Down the Pen
I am not sure whether I like this stage of writing or not? When I have an idea that I think has some life in it I get excited and full of energy. I really want to get the first draft done. Perhaps because I do not restrict myself on that phase I enjoy the … Continue reading So Close Now
Back in February, 2018, I posted a reprise of my third novel, ‘Eugenica’. I had just finished writing ‘Mesozoic’, a science fiction book that included one of my long-time passions, dinosaurs, and as usual I wanted a change of literary scene. I went back to Eugenica because of all my works it is the one … Continue reading Eugenica Revisited…Again!
My experiment with paid advertising is coming to an end, time to check out the details and see what my dollars brought me. Here are the metrics: I had a budget of $100. From 02 Feb to 04 Mar 2018 I had 7,768 impressions, an 'impression' being when my advert was displayed. There were 18 … Continue reading A Advertising We Will Go – A Follow Up
Mesozoic is now published and that particular project has finished. There is, of course, a very satisfying feeling of accomplishment when a book is completed and put out there for the reading public to enjoy, but what does an author do immediately after that? I do not know about other writers but I like to … Continue reading Eugenica Revisited
So, 'The Blade's Fell Blow' has gone to be published and will be delivered to any pre-release purchasers on the 951st anniversary of the Battle of Hastings! Of course I am very pleased about this as it is the culmination of a lot of work. I was very impressed when Amazon linked all three of … Continue reading I Write Because I Enjoy Telling Stories
One of the themes that I have picked up on recently while doing some research on promotional work is that an author should identify their audience and tailor their writing accordingly. I have to admit that this idea has never really convinced me. It seems to have been borrowed from the commercial market. I suppose … Continue reading What Kind of Author Should I Be?