Thursday, December 16, 2010

Working On It

Recently I have had a couple of reviews of The Ways of Khrem.

The first one was at Two Ends of the Pen. The second one can be found at The Wormhole. Both reviewers seemed to enjoy the book and gave it good marks. These, and a recent advertisement run on Kindle Nation Daily, have been part of my marketing campaign for the book. There are still some reviewers I have contacted and sent manuscripts to that I'm hoping will review the book someday soon.

The problem is that marketing takes away from writing.

Lately it is one of the things that has been cutting into my writing deeply, and that has to stop. Marketing is important, but so is getting product out there to sell. And it has to be good stuff that won't hurt me when somebody spends money on it. So marketing is about to be one of the things that I'm going to be cutting back on when the new year starts. 2011 is going to be all about me getting back to writing. There is going to have to be some changes in some other areas too, but marketing is one of the big ones. I'll take it up again once I have another novel and some more stories out there to push.

Today is also the last shopping day before Christmas that I won't have the kids home with me. I guess that means I might ought to go look at a store or two. It's a thought. It's either that or be pushing a cart through a crowd of Christmas shoppers with two little monkeys along with me hurling "helpful" suggestions on what I ought to be getting others for Christmas. Yeah, I'm sure Grandma will really want that Hot Wheels car set.

So that's it for today. Just a foreshadowing a changes to come in the new year.

Happy Thursday!

1 comment:

  1. Nate, first of all--Outstanding reviews! And these reviewers "got it". We'll work on our writing skills come January 2nd--no excuses, Big Guy--it's back to work for the both of us!

    I'm absolutely positive Nonna would love those Hot Wheels-lol