The Eight Apostates, Book 4 (or 6, including the anthologies; so confusing!) is finished. I’ve done my part in re-writing the book, which when all was said and done, added a whopping 14k words to the manuscript.
So what comes next? Well, we need to get this bad boy professionally edited. I also need to buy more ISBN’s, yuck. Hannah and I are going to start working on the exterior and interior (that’s right, we’ll have a special illustration inside this one) very soon. I anticipate the book being released Quarter 1 of 2019.
In the mean time, it’s marketing time. Like Bilbo, I’ve put this off for far too long. I will not be writing any more novels until I feel as if The Bones of the Earth has a significant presence out… there… whatever that is. I really believe in the series, and people really respond positively to it. Marketing is not my strong suit, but I believe it can be with time and practice.
I’ll be diving in to Amazon Marketing Service ads, as well as exploring how to make the most of keywords. I’ll be hunting down bloggers, podcasters; whoever likes books, I’ll be at your door, banging away. I’ll be increasing my social media presence, starting a podcast with my brother and brother-in-law, and hopefully, get a Patreon and/or Kickstarter going.
I’m tired of telling people that being a writer is a dream of mine. I’ve slept long enough.