The last couple of weeks have been devoted to the completion of a life long dream. Never knowing it was a life long dream, until roughly eight years ago.
Other than a few formalities, and miscellaneous tweaking, I wait for two elements.
Then, I believe I can hit that publish button, and share the novel(s) I wrote.
And what a long strange trip it’s been.
The companion (short) story is in edits, but I have the cover art.
The full length novel is complete, and formatted, but waiting for the cover art.
Little things, and hoops to jump through, and side roads to navigate before all is done, but it’s so close I can literally taste it. At this point, it’s all about perfect timing.
Now, comes the tricky part.
Talking about it.
My editor was chatting casually with me, and said, “… then comes the marketing.”
“What is this ‘marketing’ you speak of?”
Despite the fact this post is my 127th installment, believe it or not, I don’t enjoy talking about myself. Being an introvert, and not an avid social media user, the idea of marketing my work on any platform, seems foreign. As the finish line approaches, however, it’s probably a good idea to mention it from time to time.
The Guardian War Chronicles, is the series name. Volume I–The Surrender Game–is a full length, action packed, adult science fiction novel. From those who have read it thus far, all I hear is positivity and that alone makes my soul smile.
Anyone who knows me, and has followed these installments since the beginning, knows I’m all about the positivity. I feed from it.
The companion story will (hopefully) release the same day. Volume II is ready for edits, and the third book in the series is near completion, rough draft. It’s been a lot of work, but I’ve found it’s been work worth doing. Despite the work, it’s been the most fun I’ve had in years, despite the headaches that accompany the process.
I have an “author Facebook page” which has about a hundred followers. While I wait and tinker with other projects, remodeling the basement, clear-cutting the back yard and other day-to-day operations, I’m using the author page to post character journal entries.
If any readers/subscribers are interested in following along, here is the link to the Facebook page. Just a place for me to have fun. I don’t typically ask for likes, and shares, but I’m hoping folks will continue to join me in this expanded universe I’m creating.
Hope to see you there.
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