Writer Wednesday


And since I was reading so much sci-fi, I decided to keep writing sci-fi – well, science fantasy, since that’s what Star Minds is. So I will write more stories of Star Minds Lone Wolves in July then we’ll see. Because I don’t have to do research for those and I even re-read some of the older books (which meant I had to make a last minute change to the latest title) while looking for a story.

And after Icy Aya, please welcome Shanell! πŸ™‚ Our starship pilot, that you first met in Star Minds Third Generation Snippets or you can find in the upcoming anthology Sci-fi Stories – Starships, finally has her short novel! Here’s the birth of the cover with the evolution from Techie Bro’s version to the current one – a change of look and starship that was already hinted at in Adventurer.

David Farland answers the question Does Social Media Work? You know the answer, don’t you? Nope, nope and nope! Not anymore! Especially not Facebook! πŸ˜‰ So let’s start thinking outside the box (and ignoring those Facebook “suggestions” that only want you to spend some money on Facebook ads). How? Dunno. Experiment.

I’m keeping this blog active and the publisher’s page updated. Does that help? Dunno. Too early to say. But if you want some predictions on where social media are going, check out this forecast. I look forward to less self-promotion and more effortless self-expression! πŸ™‚

I will mention today is the day Sci-fi July Redux aaaand Sci-fi Stories – Starships go live! Go grab them! Fill your e-readers with some sci-fi for a thrilling summer! πŸ™‚ Yes, even bundles don’t sell that much anymore. I guess we saturated the market… Not sure about the anthologies, since mine never sold much… but after spending a long weekend curating the next, I sure hope you’ll at least check them out! πŸ™‚

Also, I enrolled some books in the Summer/Winter Sale at Smashwords… go check all the authors participating! πŸ™‚ Useless to put my own profile, since it doesn’t show in the list which are discounted and which aren’t… I made a list on the publisher’s site! πŸ™‚

Last but not least, What I Learned by Dean Wesley Smith… from him and Kris Rusch I learned what Harlan says: Money flows TO the writer! Not that I’m getting much yet… sigh! But it’s the year of writing and being halfway, I’m at 270K, so… I’ll just keep writing. And maybe publishing, LOL!

Have a great week! πŸ™‚

 

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  1. The trouble is, when it’s a new idea, it works for a while. But when everyone starts doing it, suddenly it doesn’t work any more. That’s why social media marketing no longer achieves anything beyond adding to your expenses for the year as a rule. Not much we can do about it other than keep thinking of ways to try, and crossing our fingers… Maybe toes too!

    I’ve been working on catching up with reading and reviewing your books… You probably noticed? πŸ˜‰ I think I’m almost caught up now (I’ve brought and started reading “Pilot” and think that’s the last one I needed to catch up on reading of yours, in which case I’ll be finishing later today).

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    • Exactly! I’m sure even Amazon ads are totally useless now. I’m not shelling any more money on ads. I tried Bookbub ads and not one sale either (only 5$, though), so… no more paid ads for me! πŸ™‚
      Yes, I noticed! πŸ™‚ Hope you enjoyed reading about Elsa. I’m thinking of writing her story next – or maybe Hariel’s… next weeked I’ll upload Jes-syd’s story! πŸ™‚ I’m having a lot of fun with all of them as a team (well, the 3 youngsters + Hariel)! πŸ™‚

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  2. Yes, I enjoyed reading about Elsa. Looking forward to her story. πŸ™‚

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