As we close the books on 2018, I’m going to take some time away from the online world to rethink and regroup a bit.
It seems the harder I work, the less I gain from those efforts. For example, when I released my novella “Spirit of the Dead” on Amazon just before Halloween, I made it free for the four days leading up to the 31st. I posted it on all my social media outlets, and all I asked for was for those who chose to take a free copy to please write an honest review of it afterward.
In those 4 days, some 61 copies were ordered and downloaded.
Of those 61 copies, I have received zero reviews.
Considering the frustration of waiting months for word on the average submission, and now the lack of any feedback, whether it be good or bad, I am honestly considering writing exclusively for myself and my friends, and not releasing anything to the public.
Writing is fulfilling, it’s enjoyable, and it serves as a great offset to the drudgery of working a full time job and handling those “real world” responsibilities. When I write, I’m flying on the wings of imagination and loving the places it takes me.
It isn’t the writing that’s frustrating me, not at all. It’s the frigid, empty void into which the writing has been disappearing upon completion, and that needs to change.
How exactly it will change, I am not sure… hence the time I’ll be taking to rethink and regroup over the remainder of the year.
Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.
See you on the other side…