While I was touring my book around, the world didn’t stop spinning around here. I worked, and we had some unusual visitors at the office. This little guy was photographed from my office window.
He didn’t stay long, but it was fun having him stop by. We also had this visitor, and it’s appropriate for the season.
My iPhone makes it tough to photograph something so tiny, but you can make out his little bat ears at the bottom of the image. He’s only about the size of a walnut, but it was cool seeing him.
In other news, I got the sprinkler system blown out. Old What’s Her Face is on her way home, and we have an appointment to get the camper winterized tomorrow. It seems like winter is determined to show up, so we need to get ready.
I finished reading a book and posted a review. I try to review whatever I read. I look at it like a karma kind of thing. Authors need reviews, so I ought to post them, too. I’ll probably start reading another one before my vacation ends.
New fiction is still taking a back seat. I haven’t written a new word in a month. I’m struggling with the production vs the promotion cycle. I love creating new stories, but hate the promotion part. Honestly, I don’t like getting promotion stuff either, so I assume many people are like me. (Maybe you aren’t, but that’s my mindset right now.)
The questions I’m struggling with are:
- Should I just bury some of the stories I write? Publish the series work, and keep the stand alone things for myself.
- What about blog only? I know some who’ve done this, but have no idea what kind of reception it gets. Is it appropriate to release a few chapters over a period of months, then publish, thereby, skipping any blog tour and such? Does this piss people off more?
- Should I publish them with zero promotion? I know how that works out, but workmanlike promo for every other story could still draw attention.
- I’ve learned how to write an incredible amount of new fiction. Should I go back to my old ways and produce less?
- Would it be worthwhile to hold stories, then do a multiple book release with mutual promotion?
I’m interested in what you guys think, so speak up. Do you have any experience with these methods?