It’s been a hectic couple of weeks, and my dreams for National Novel Writing Month have pretty much been a shipwreck, but I was able to accomplish one pretty good thing during that time. Last night, I successfully launched my 16th book title. The Last Supper is a collection of short stories that I will be selling on Amazon for 99 cents and giving away for free on Smashwords. I would give it away free both places, but 99 cents is the minimum price for Amazon. My reasoning for giving it away is that I need more people to know about my writing, and when they do, they are more likely to buy my other books.
And I was pleased that within an hour of posting The Last Supper on Smashwords, I had 11 people who had downloaded it.
What will I be working on next? It depends on when you talk to me. When anticipating NaNoWriMo, I had plans to write a sequel to Tom Horn, but my thoughts didn’t coalesce the way I would have liked. Now I am flashes of inspiration for my epic historical novel, “Never Say Die,” and at this juncture, that’s where I am putting my creative energies. Ask me in another week and I will tell you what my priority is then.
On the home front, Thanksgiving break starts at the end of next week. The kitchen is coming along nicely, and I will have electricians coming in for estimates to fix the spaghetti of wired coming out of the walls from our predecessors. I will get a chance to see both my kids (and their families) during Thanksgiving break, and that’s something to look forward to.
After that, we have two weeks of classes, finals and then another three weeks off. By the time Spring Semester rolls in, I hope to be well on my way to writing another novel. Let’s see how that goes….