Perhaps I’m using this more frequently since I’m not on social media anymore. Who knows? Either way it’s a gorgeous day in London, with highs of 20 expected tomorrow. People are probably surging towards parks and other open spaces in attempts to violate the social-distancing as much as possible. I’ll be staying on the reservation. …Continue reading "Lockdown Day 12"
Day 11 of lockdown, and I can report that Project XII is coming along nicely. We’ve already hit five thousand words, and I’m thinking about keeping this story around the 60,000 mark. Standish was almost 200,000 words, while Project XI is about 55k. While I enjoy the longer projects, I think for stand-alone books, ones …Continue reading "Lockdown Day 11"
Hello from London. The lockdown continues as the death toll rises. It’s only the second of April, but I suspect that things will not improve rapidly. Like my book sales. March was an epic month for sales: 1. A single copy flew off the shelves. I’m wondering if this is in part because I’ve stopped …Continue reading "Lockdown Day 10"
Right. I seemed to have missed my blog for Feb-tober, but who really cares? February was a fairly productive month. I was able to finish Project XI, the book I’m calling my Poirot in Space novel. It’s currently with 3 beta-readers, and depending on how things go with this lock-down, I’d like to launch it …Continue reading "Lockdown Day 6"
The first month of 2020 has drawn to a close, and while things look grim globally, the writing effort is on track to release 2 to 3 titles this year. 2 projects are currently around the 50% complete mark, and the 3rd is still in development. Sales wise, January wasn’t the best month, only 14 …Continue reading "Jan 20"
December and 2019 has come to a close, and now we’re almost half-way through January. Time for a quick look back at December and how 2019 ended. I’d have to say that December was not the most productive month, work wise. Work continued on Project 11, another stand-alone book in the Earth Saga Universe, but …Continue reading "December/2019 in Review"
November raced past, and we now find ourselves in the early and chilly days of December. November was an excellent month for giving books away, 465 in total with an additional 38 sales. Now that’s not horrible, if it leads to some positive reviews and future purchases, but it’s only a quarter of the number …Continue reading "November 19"
October is over, and another title is available as part of the Earth Saga series: Standish. The novel, all 190,000 words, is my pride and joy, and I hope something that people will enjoy reading. The story focuses on a young girl at the start of her military career, and on the same woman as …Continue reading "October 19"
September is over and autumn is upon us. Sales in September amounted to 1 copy of Condition Zero sold and 20 copies of Minus Epsilon given away along with 5 copies of Love in a Time of War. Clearly my current marketing/advertising system sucks. No other way to put it. Bad. Grim. Dire. But hey, …Continue reading "September 19"
August came and went in a flash, and while good work was carried out, even if it was at a sluggish pace, things are starting to come together with Project X, the 7th book in the Earth Saga series. This novel is a rather pivotal part of the 9 part series, and I don’t want …Continue reading "August 19"