2011-12-20

Off Course Promotion

My latest book "Off Course" will be available for free as part of a 5 day promotion begining on December 26th. I've signed this book up in the Kindle KDP Select program meaning the book is available ONLY through Kindle. I'm supposed to be able to share in a large pot of money for this but there's no telling how this will work out. People wanting to read my book can do so for free and I will still get paid. I will keep you informed as to how this goes.

Due to having to work 12 hour days last week and this week I've not had a chance to begin work on my next book. I have definately decided to work on "When Ships Mutiny" next. I actually started this book over a year ago and shelved it. I pulled it out and tried to modify it a bit but that didn't work out. The original started off with the first encounter between humans and an aggressive alien species. It then jumped ahead several decades. Then again. This jumping around gave the story a disconnected feel and I didn't like it.

Next round, I tried to make it into a sort of fictional historical novel with an introduction explaining that the historical details were blury and the stories in the novel were based on interviews and historical documents. But that didn't work out well either. So, I finally decided to dump most of the entire first draft and start all over again. This time the storyline will proceed smoothly forward from beginning to end. I hope to begin work on it in earnest in early January.

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2011-12-17

2011-12-07

The Holiday Season

Tis the holiday season and that usually means no time to write. With shopping and work I've had no time at all to write anything. I'm glad I don't rely on my book sales to support me! Speaking of sales - the Galactic Alliance series is still going strong in the UK with 889 books sold last month. I'm now averaging over 35 books a day with most of the sales still in the UK. Translight actually made it into the top 500 books sold on Amazon UK.

I did put the book cover for "Off Course" up on my web page. Take a look and let me know what you think. Cheryl is nearly done with her proofing. As soon as she finishes I get one final cut and then it get's uploaded for publication. Of course she hasn't had much time either. She gets to take her mom around shopping in the wheelchair. We also have a lot of birthdays this time of year which makes for even less time to write. I've pretty much decided that I won't ever get much writing done during November and December.

I'm still torn between writing Dragonverse 3 and "When Ships Mutiny". Guess I'd better decide pretty quick so I can actually begin writing. The writers group is meeting this weekend so maybe I will bring a selection from "When Ships Mutiny" to read to see what they think.

I've given up the search for a local science fiction club. My wife found a listing of clubs on the internet. I've written to them expressing my desire to be put on their mailing list. Being able to email another author (Jed Fischer) has been nice but I would like to have conversations with science fiction enthusiasts. I hope to link up with at least a couple of them. I sent along some information concerning my books as well in case they want an author in their midst.

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