in stephen king’s book, On Writing, he said that one of the keys to writing is to find a comfortable place to work. this is my comfortable place. it’s time to start using it.
i’m facing turning 50 this year. no, i’m not running out to buy a corvette, nor am i shopping for a …cemetary plot. however, i am recognizing one of the sayings my father used to throw at me. “Sh_t or get off the pot.” for too long i kept telling myself that i had really great stories in me, and i just needed the time to sit and write it all out. so, now it’s time to do that.
i took those other three books, that i don’t think are very good, and i put them up for cheap sale as ebooks. amazon kindle. barnes and noble nook. smashwords.com. they will also be available in print form as soon as i approve the proofs.
i’m currently working on a much better story that i will try to market the traditional way: seeking out an agent and trying to crack through to a publisher. It might work, and it might not, but at least i’ll know i tried.
so – if you’ve read this far, you might want to know how you can help. that’s easy. go to amazon.com, nook.com, or smashwords.com. for a whole $.99 cents you can buy an ecopy of the book. if you don’t have a kindle or a nook, you can still read the book using a free download of adobe digital reader, which you can get through smashwords.com whichever place you go, search out my books through my last name. what i need you to do, if you feel like it, is download the book and then give it a positive review. i don’t even care if you don’t read it. and i’ll gladly send you the $1.
it’s more about getting attention and reviews. believe it or not, i’ve already sold a whole 10 books. but really, it’s not about those books, it’s about the better ones that i’m working on now. from what i hear, writers need to get through a couple of “not so good” books before they can get to the good ones. unless you’re harper lee. she only wrote one, and it was brilliant, and she never wrote another thing.
you can wish me luck, or you can wish i would shut up. either way. as for the work – the aim is at least 2,000 words a day, aiming for a total of about 100,000 which is about 400 pages. then, about 100 pages will be scraped out through editing.