As a writer, there is no end to the stories I have in my head. The main hindrance to those stories coming to be is time. There just isn’t enough of it.
Oh, and money. There’s never enough of that either. And if I’m to be honest, money becomes the most important factor when I consider how deep a series will go, sadly.
You see, if the book isn’t pulling it’s weight then that’s an indicator that the book doesn’t have an audience and thus doesn’t deserve to go on and on and on.
And so, here I am wondering whether or not my current baby–LegionBorn–should go past book 3. Continue reading “LegionBorn: trilogy or longer?”
In my quest to learn about the business of writing, I’ve come across threads in forums and discussions in Facebook groups on the issue of what to do when book sales slide.
I’m still learning, but I thought I should create a list of suggestions I’ve come across from others who have more experience on the issue.
Why do book sales slide?
The reasons for this are innumerable, so, I won’t even try to tackle it. I will note that a previously high performing book can start a slide for no reason of the author’s. The mighty ‘Zon (Amazon) may change their algorithms and that can quickly impact how many eyeballs see a book. I don’t need to explain how that impacts sales.
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The Pursual, Book 1 in my series, The Nome Chronicles Trilogy, has been done for a while but due to a few issues, I only got to do a thorough review over the last 3 weeks. I feel so good knowing I got through this last round of editing. I even had a glass of wine. I’ve battled the flu and other issues in that time but feel so grateful.
But, all that work is just a drop in the ocean of what is to come. I want the story to have a professional developmental edit and proofreading. A professional cover needs to be created, the story will need to be formatted for print and ebook format. Even after all that, the work will not cease as marketing and networking will be essential.
Oh, and did I mention that I still have to edit Book 2 and write Book 3? All of which will require the same steps needed for Book 1.
Still, I’m happy to be where I am right now. Only God knows what will come of all of this but I pray this writing venture all goes well because I feel very blessed to be doing what I’m doing.
So, take it away Linnithia Leakes –
I CAN DO THIS!
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Oh, how I wish I could simply sit back and create worlds full of interesting people, interesting things and loads of dramatic moments!
Instead, I have to focus on the business of being an author and I’ve come to learn that it’s serious business.
What do I mean? Well, let me tell you.
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