It’s been a while since I’ve posted to my blog. I’ve been in the middle of writing a new novel, and along with marketing my recently released books, I’ve had little time for much else.
There are many advantages to being a self-published author, but having more time is not one of them. You must set priorities. For me, (after family and friends) writing comes first, and by that, I mean writing novels and short stories.
When I get on a roll with a novel, I can’t wait to get back to it. Before I finish writing each day, I feverishly jot down notes of what’s in my head, fearing I will lose these ideas before I return.
It’s a long process to write a novel. FALLEN FROM SIGHT, the next book in my Mountain Mystery Series, was started in July and it’s about half completed. I plan to release it in early 2020. Start to finish, it should be about 8 months. Most of my novels take 8 to 10 months. Readers of my series would like the process to be quicker, but my staff is very limited. It’s me and my wife as editor, and it’s all the faster we can go.
I’ve also been spending more time marketing the prior two books in the Mountain Mystery Series. AT THE RIVER’S EDGE has been out just over one year and has been my bestselling book to date. BUTCHER ROAD was released this summer. Initial reader reviews are very good, and sales are off to a good start. These two novels have sold more copies than my five prior novels combined! I attribute this to my writing improving over the past ten years. I’ve also found a genre that I and my readers enjoy. And my social media marketing has been more focused.
I hope you check out this series. I love reader reviews—all of them—short, long, good, or not so good. If you’ve read these books, please post a review on Goodreads or Amazon and let other potential readers know what you think.
Now, it’s back to FALLEN FROM SIGHT. Where’s Sarah Campbell? Is she alive, or has she been murdered? Clues point multiple directions. It’s like she’s fallen from sight.