Riding the roller coaster

"Dorney Park Steel Force Thunderhawk" by Arsonwinter at English Wikipedia - Own work. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.
Dorney Park Steel Force Thunderhawk” by Arsonwinter at English WikipediaOwn work. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Last week was one hell of a roller coaster. I was so nervous about lunching my new novella and the consequences of it: would it sell? Would people like it? I’ve spent most of last week promoting it on social media, Goodreads, gay forums and everywhere else I could think of. For the most part, people like it, for which I’m really thankful: I already have three positive reviews on Amazon and 4.5 out of 5 stars on Goodreads. After all, it’s a part of me that’s out there and I really want my readers to enjoy the book as much as I’ve enjoyed creating it.

This brings me to my new obsession: Kindle Direct Publishing reports and watching as the sales graphic goes up and down. It’s horrible and I’ve realized it doesn’t really matter what the graphic says. I’m in this for the long haul so I can’t obsess about sales. I should be writing. As Nat Russo says, there are going to be good and bad days, and even he, a best selling author, has some days where he doesn’t sell much.

So, as of today I’ll be working on my next book. I already have a plot draft, the main characters and several ideas about where the story can go. It’s off to writing, then, and hopefully people will continue enjoying what I have to say.

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