Monday, April 10, 2017

Updates, News, and Something New!

Hey everyone!

I know it's been a bit since I've updated anything here. However as you know I've been dealing with a lot of stuff over the last couple of weeks. However I thought I would let you know about some post that I wrote over on Medium.

Here is what I've written over on Medium over the last couple of weeks.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

LIfe, Death, and Where to Go From Here

Me, My Wife Kristi, and My Mom,
at the wedding. October 8th 2016
My Mom died on Saturday.... It been slowly settling in over the last 72 hours. I've been having little breakdowns here and there. I have been her full time care provider for the last 6 years. The night it happened I published a post up on Medium

I wrote The Hunter: The Death Of Jessica Goodwin during that time. I started work on several other books and I feel that I want to do something different with my writing. I won't have the money for promotion, and I don't have the energy needed for the process of looking for a publisher. 

So I'm going to do something different. I'm going to turn The Hunter into a blog series. Just like I'm doing with TransPunzel and The Frank Malone Series. I'm going to be updating the Patreon page and I'm going to be spacing each series out. One will be a fall series, one will be a summer series, and one will be a Winter/Spring Series. Much like you would have with a TV Network. I'm working out the details now, and I'm going to be working on all of them in the following weeks.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Dreams, Reality, and the cost of Both

So I've been working towards publishing for quite some time and although the book is finished. I don't have the money to promote it like it should be, in order to get the kind of sales I would be happy with. So I have made a major change in path. 

I'm not giving up on my Dream to be a full time author. I am not giving up on the dream of being able to make a living doing something I enjoy and love to do. However the Reality of that is that I have to have the Money to support myself and to pay for the promotion on facebook, twitter and other platforms. It would take several thousands a month to properly promote The Hunter: The Death Of Jessica Goodwin and then all the other books that will follow it. 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Updates, and the Posting Schedule!

Hey there everyone!

So I know I haven't been posting as often as I should be, and that I seem to have fallen off the face of the planet. Well that's going to change right now. I've been so focused with getting stuff done, that I neglected other parts that needed to be done. The 1st Lisa Goodwin book is finished and I'm about to start working on Book Number 2. The Hunter: The Death Of Jessica Goodwin is out for presale now, so go reserve your copy.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Hey It's Out For Pre-sale!

Hey everyone! I just wanted to put a quick post up. The Hunter: The Death Of Jessica Goodwin is up for presale. I decided to do it early for the Kindle version because I wanted to give you more time to pick it up in pre-sale. So go get your spot reserved today and don't miss out!

Just click the picture to get to the pre-sale site!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Writing Is Hard

It can be one of the most torturous, mind numbing, wonderful, fantastic things ever. Writing is one of the biggest challenges, I've ever undertaken. It's lots of work, it's lots of self-doubt, and in the end it's just one big risk with no guarantee of a payoff of any kind. You don't pick a career as a writer because you want to get rich quick, you do it because you love to create. You do it because you have a love of the process and because you have stories you want to tell. You don't so much become a writer as you put yourself through self flagellation of reading about your craft, learning non-stop, and then writing your own words onto the page only to read them and think to yourself. How does Stephen King Do it? Or How does Jim Butcher Do it? You read your words and think to yourself, what was I thinking!? Then you do it all over again, with each new page. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Kindle, Paperback...well why not both!

So I'll admit that I've been so focused on getting The Hunter finished that I haven't really checked into my Amazon KDP account in awhile. I decided today to check it out and see if I needed to update anything over there before I upload the final copy once I've finished with all the revisions. Well I had a surprise waiting for me today. You can now publish both for Kindle and for Paperback through Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing. Which is really super awesome.

Now I haven't checked out all the details yet, but it looks like I'll be able to sell paperback copies on Amazon, which is awesome! One of the big drawbacks of self-publishing is the cost that comes with it, which is why I decided to go with Amazon. They take a small percentage, and I get to keep the majority of the profit. Which works out great, however if you decide that you want to do a physical book, cost goes up by quite a bit. Because you have to find a print on demand publisher, you have to format the book, and then you have to pay for X number of books upfront, which can get expensive.

However with Amazon KDP, you get a Free ISBN, although you have to be exclusive to Amazon, you get to keep 60% of the profit, minus printing costs. Overall it's an awesome way to get your book into print. Not just an ebook, but an ebook and a physical book people can buy on Amazon. This allows you to with very little risk, to diversify your release channels at least a little bit.

So anyways I just wanted to let you all know that I will be putting out in Paperback on Amazon!

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