Ain’t he/she cute? The kid’s got my hair.
Heather is right at 13 weeks. 27 to go!
To tell y’all I haven’t died or anything. I’ve had a few things going on that needed attention, but I’m back now. I even started writing again last night. Real writing. Not editing or formatting or any of those other things self published authors have to do on their own.
I worked on BAIT last night. BAIT is one of my more interesting concepts in vampire fiction, at least in my opinion. I don’t want to give away too much info yet because the first draft isn’t even done, but BAIT is about a man who hunts the Bachiyr in a very unusual way. That’s all I’m gonna say for the moment. Once the first draft for BAIT is finished I will start working on the sequel to 33 A.D.
33 A.D. is doing well. It’s sold almost 600 Kindle copies and should crack 1,000 in the next month or so. Print-wise, not as good, but I haven’t been marketing the print version much. Maybe after tha January book signing I’ll look at more ways to market print. Right now, it’s just easier to market the ebooks, and more affordable.
The other books are selling, but nowhere near as well as 33 A.D. The big surprise to me is that The Lake and 17 Other Stories is outselling Saying Goodbye to the Sun and GRUBS. Typically, anthologies don’t do as well as novels, so to have the anthology outselling not just one but two of my mnovels… well, that just seems odd. But I’m not complaining. At least people are buying it.
Heather went in for her 2nd Dr. appointment yesterday and all is well with the baby and with her so far. She brought home new ultrasound pics, but I didn’t get them scanned last night. I will scan them tonight and post them here. The baby is actually starting to look like a baby.
OK, that’s about all I have for now. Have a great day, everyone!
And now, for no reason at all, a pic of my car.
Sorry for being such a slacker, guys. I’ve been trying to get a lot done in a very limited amount of time and as a result the blog has had to be neglected a little, which happens from time to time. Just a quick heads up on some stuff:
GRUBS is now available on Kindle and Smashwords for 99 incredibly worth it cents.
Saying Goodbye to the Sun got a new cover and I think it looks GREAT!
The Lake and 17 Other Stories is actually selling better than I thought it would.
33 A.D. continues to be my best selling title.
All for books are available on Smashwords and Amazon as ebooks, but at present only 33 A.D. is also available in print. I plan to change that very soon, but I’ll be using CreateSpace rather than Lightning Source for cost reasons.
That’s about it, really. I promise a longer post in the very near future, and I will also get in here and update all my dang links.
I will. Really.
The Kindle version of 33 A.D. hit 500 copies sold yesterday.
Awesome! On to 1,000!
I’ll be out of town next week, and my neighbor will be staying at my house to keep an eye on it, thank goodness. When I get back I’ll start working on a couple of things. Notably print versions of Saying Goodbye to the Sun and The Lake and 17 Other Stories. Also, my next novel, GRUBS, will be out in the next week or two. I’m leaning toward making it available in both Kindle and print. So far, beta reads for it have been better than I could have hoped, so I’m starting to get real excited. I wrote it as a pulpy horror book for the Publisher-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, but pulled it after that whole crowbar/royalties/found-out-the-guy-is-a-jackass debacle.
Anyway, if you guys don’t hear from me next week, it’s because I’m longing in Maine, recharging the batteries, and getting ready for a ton of work. Fun stuff!