Good morning and happy Sunday!
Good, and bad news to share today.
The good news—Overall, I had managed to do, what I had set out to do. I published my first novel. (doing the happy dance, doing the happy dance)
Here are a couple of links for those who are interested. The Surrender Game, Kindle version, is $3.99. Working through some technical stuff on the paperback. Hoping this upcoming week, I’ll have that all squared away.
The companion is in review stages.
And, with the companion, comes the bad news.
This entire process has been a trial by fire. Learning the ropes as I go. Making more mistakes than I can count. Only through honesty, and trying to work around the problems, can I get better at this. All I want to do, is be better than I was the day before.
I was moping around the house last night, lost in disappointment. I felt foolish, embarrassed, and a little detached.
Over the last six months, I had been promising the companion story as a “free” read.
Hindsight always being 20/20, I discovered “free” isn’t always an option. My intentions were sound… and the goal remains the same. The companion HAS to be free. There is no gray area with that. I won’t stop until I can make that a reality.
As it stands, for the moment, I got the companion to the lowest possible price.
The Amazon standard. I couldn’t get around it. It was a kick to the gut.
Moving forward, if folks want to support me and pay the $.99 price, that will be an option.
Or, every 90 days, I can change it to “free” for a five day period. Using the 5 days all at once, or spreading the five days out, over that 90 day time period.
The paperback companion will also be at the lowest price possible until I can find a workaround. If nothing else, this is indeed an ongoing adventure. A never-ending story.
In the meantime, I’ll be researching alternate venues so I can “guarantee” that free read I had been promising all this time.
I may put it on this site as a forever free read, if I can figure out how to pull that off.
Or, an online reading outlet, elsewhere? (If anyone has a good suggestion, I’m all ears). I have to do, what I had initially set out to do, in it’s entirety. I have to adhere to my promises… somehow. I have to maintain my guarantees… somehow. Sometimes it takes a village to raise a child, and I’m indeed in my infancy. No shame. Only looking for good solutions.
Regardless, The Surrender Game is now in the real world and ready to be shared. I hope you enjoy the read, as much as I enjoyed the work.
Be good to each other. Chase the dream. Chat soon.
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