Goals to be Interrupted

First, a look at how Family of the Tri-Rune has done in the first week:

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,414 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

Sadly the other three books aren’t doing very well.  Prodigy of Rainbow Tower is especially bad in the 100,000 area, which is a shame because that’s my favorite one.  One thing I’ve realized is that it isn’t so much amount of sales, but rate of sales. They kind of go hand-in-hand, but rate appears to be the more important part.  A book that is slow for a while and gets a surge will leap up the rankings.  The problem is that this creates a rather big fall because the bigger the surge, the harder it is to maintain.  At least for us Indie Authors.  Since book 5 shows up in late July/early August, I’m going to be working really hard to keep some momentum.

Family of the Tri-Rune is on Goodreads even though I’m not the one who set it up there.

So, the goals of the week since nothing else really happened:

  1. Continue writing Sleeper of the Wildwood Fugue and hope to finish it by middle of following week.  Unless I pull off a few 3 section days, it won’t happen by next Saturday.
  2. Parent/teacher meeting on Tuesday.
  3. Outline more of Elysium Saga, but this will probably be the ‘between books’ project to get me through my birthday and the beginning of Passover.  No sense in starting the new book with those events looming.
  4. Redo the outline for Book 8 because it’s a little muddled.  Though I’m better about the action figures.
  5. Sleep, eat, and shower to retain human appearance and heartbeat.
  6. Duck and cover because I have a few posts this week about the difference between author and reader perceptions.  Just because you write it one way, doesn’t mean the reader will see it that way.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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20 Responses to Goals to be Interrupted

  1. Just don’t forget #5 no matter what else happens

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  2. Oloriel says:

    Looking forward to the articles!
    Hang in there and drink from my energy to survive the birthday lunacy! 🙂

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  3. Out of 3,000,000 plus books on Amazon, 100,000 doesn’t sound so bad, but understand what you are saying. Don’t forget your ale ration.

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  4. Watching those numbers is so aggravating — yet we can’t look away! Pretty great in the Fantasy and Sword/Sorcery categories, though. Congrats!

    Do try to keep showering. You don’t want to lose the allegiance of your loved ones…

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  5. Kirsten says:

    #5 is soooo overrated! lol That’s good list of goals to keep you busy this week. Hope you have a successful week, Charles.

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    • Thanks. I hope so too. Still watching my book numbers, which is always a harrowing experience.

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      • Kirsten says:

        I guess, I’m the lucky one then since I haven’t had to watch mine. They don’t do much! lol I just enjoyed the whole experience of creating, writing, and publishing. I know for you it is very different since this is your job and your passion! Here’s hoping that the numbers will get better and better!!

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      • They’re still moving. Thankfully, the other 3 have begun selling again. Things might be slow until April hits.

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  6. Hope to see that momentum rebound and last. 🙂 I’m really enjoying Book 2 right now, more than halfway through. Nyx and the dragons are my favorites.

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  7. Ellespeth says:

    The Tri-Rune stats are great, Charles! Congratulations! Perhaps, as people read that one, they will buy previous ones.
    …”Just because you write it one way, doesn’t mean the reader will see it that way.” I find that especially true in poetry. I look forward to these posts.
    Ellespeth

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