For those that might have missed the Friday fun:
The blog blast was a success and the sales at the time of writing this post are what they normally are. Slow start since it’s part of a series and several marketing pieces haven’t gone live yet, but it made it into the 18,000 rankings. If Compass Key taught me anything, it’s that it gets harder and harder to rocket out of the gate as you progress through a series. At least for an indie author that doesn’t have hundreds of thousands of fans. Contrary to popular belief, I’m not one of those people. Anyway, this week will see the Twitter and FB pushing and any ranking announcements. If I find any guest blog or interview sites then I’ll jump at those.
This is also the week before my son gets two weeks off from school, which will be a forced break. I won’t be able to respond, retweet, reblog, etc. very quickly and I’m not even sure what I have scheduled. All I know is that I have a lot to do and praying for an invigorating coma never works. The best I’ve gotten is a lengthy yawn. Anyway, my hope is to start writing Book 9 of Legends of Windemere this week. Even if I get through the first 3 chapters, which is doable. Then I’ll do a bit here and there until the kid goes back to school. Book 9 is rather heavy and lengthy because it covers a lot of development, a new area to explore, and a subtle introduction to something that plays into another series. I’d put this on par with Allure of the Gypsies.
The only other thing that happened this week is that I got a lot of work done on a future 2-book set idea. It was going to be a simple adventure, but I found a few world-shaking events that I could fit into it. Nothing too over the top, but gives the story more weight in terms of scope and impact.
So, what are are the goals for the week?
- Promote Curse of the Dark Wind.
- Begin writing Book 9.
- Keep reading Emperor of Nihon-Ja.
- Some notebook work.
- Cook dinners.
- Entertain the son and think up excursions for the break.