I have posted my schedule for this year’s LibertyCon on the Appearances page. If you’re one of the lucky ones who secured tickets before they sold out 6 1/2 hours after going on sale last year, and you were able to adjust to the unplanned schedule and venue change, please stop by and say hi …and buy a book or two!
Just uploaded Episode 11, Ghost Riders in the Sky to KDP. I expect it to go live within the next day or two. UPDATE! GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY IS NOW LIVE ON KINDLE!
The first season of The Adventures of Pigg & Woolfe is drawing to a close, with only one episode remaining! I plan to start editing on episode 12, Castle in the Clouds, tonight and hope to have it uploaded in a couple of weeks.
Why the rush? I’d really like to have the season one print omnibus available for LibertyCon at the end of next month. First , because it is my favorite and my convention “home.” Second, my sales of this series are ABYSMAL. My sales reports don’t show a single sale since April 2nd; and that was only one copy of one episode. I know garnering fans and followers on a new series takes a while, and I haven’t really had much time available for self-promoting like I have in the past with the first story arc of Waves of Darkness. But, it does get a little disheartening when it seems like nobody is interested. Having copies available for purchase at the convention will help generate that interest.
With that in mind, I plan to title the season 1 omnibus The Girl Who Fell from the Sky. I’ll probably forgo my original plan of using the same cover art for the print omnibus and both half-season minis. I think the print book should have it’s own cover.
Oh, and I will also do a mini-omnibus of episodes 7-12 which will be available on Kindle. Look for it in June.
I’m stealing this from a book mark advertising R. Kyle Hannah’s novels Assassin’s Gambit, Time Assassins, and To Aid and Protect. The following was on the back and is a heart felt plea from authors everywhere.
IF YOU ENJOY THE BOOK, THEN WHY NOT TELL THE WORLD!
According to publishing industry experts, 80% of book sales are attributed to word of mouth. This figure includes simple book reviews written by non-professional critics on web-sites like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Goodreads.
Many writers work for months or years to produce a good book. So, help your favorite authors out. If you enjoyed the book, take a few minutes to write a nice review online, rank it on Amazon, and tell your friends. Thanks!
Uncle Timmy holding court at LibertyCon 2018
Raise a cup to the Founder of the Feast! You will be missed, sir.
The Author’s Alley in my Smugglers Cove and Hucksters Haven was getting too crowded. By which, I mean there was so much data it was taking the app longer than 1990s dial-up speeds just to type new entries.
Now go, browse, enjoy.
Where do I start?
First, I need you, dear readers, to know I’ve been managing to do all the following stuff despite pulling 12 + hour days at work for the past 2 weeks. (Last week I logged 60.25 hours on the clock.)
I still haven’t figured out how I’ve kept up any productivity on my site management or writing or publishing.
Maybe I’m a Time Lord and don’t know it.
Speaking of site management …
I’ve worked through all the business cards I’ve collected at conventions so far (LibertyCon is just around the corner), and I’m working through the book marks now. I’ve also gone back to some of the older postings in the Smugglers Cove & Hucksters Haven and added links I Googled as well as corrected out of date links for dealer who’ve changed their websites.
After I finish with the book marks, I plan to go through the post cards.
Dealers, authors, artists, and entertainers put their swag out to promote themselves. I figure it’s good form to give ’em a signal boost.
Writing and Publishing
My process for writing Hunting the Dragon (Waves of Darkness 8), which is experimental for me, is to write the rough draft, type each chapter on my phone as finish it, then upload and paste it into the manuscript document on my desktop for later editing. This seems to be working nicely.
I’m typing chapter 9 currently.
There are only two episodes to go on season one of The Adventures of Pigg & Woolfe.
I have them ready to edit. Hopefully I can get the covers done and get both published by early June. I need to start putting together the file for the Season 1 omnibus, which will be print only. It will have the original line art for the episode covers as coloring pages, a between the episodes bonus scene and a world building monograph as bonus material.
I do plan to do a Season 1 B mini omnibus with episodes 7 through 12 and the line art in ebook format as a companion to the one I did of episodes 1 through 6.
I am verifiably and functionally insane, as proven by the content of this post.
On that note, here’s something to enjoy.
That is all.