• AurynHadley

The long road


That’s how I feel right now.  I have 2 new series being released, but advertising them is frustrating.  Why dump a lot of money into them until there’s something for the reader to go to next time?  I have a series that will be finished in late summer.  Not releasing the other books won’t make it get done any faster.  I have a stand alone book that is now going to be a part of a series.  I could write in that, but see above.  I feel like a creation that is still a work in progress, and I so badly just want to GET THERE.

I’m debating whether or not I should shift around my upcoming releases.  Should I send out the books that are basically DONE, one right after the other?  That would leave my gamer series to wither for a bit, but that could be ok.  I mean, the book doesn’t exactly end on a cliffhanger (I seriously hate those).

The more I think about it, the better this idea sounds, except for ONE little thing.  I haven’t sent book 2 to the editor for the “last pass” yet.  I don’t have cover art.  I’d have to do a whole lot of groveling to get that done in time.  I have learned from this, though.  From now on, I will not release a series until the entire thing is done.  If that means a few months of publishing nothing, then that’s ok, because that’s how most authors do it.  I just don’t want my book list to get away from me again.

So, while I prepare for the next cover reveal and the one after that, I will be pondering the long road of my career as an independent author.  I will make mistakes.  I will have successes.  Most of all, if I keep treating this like a business, I think that my fan base will stick with me.  At least I hope they will.  I have some amazing fans already, and I certainly don’t want to lose them!

 

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