Hello there and welcome back to my blog. It’s been a while since I’ve had any kind of formal update, so I thought now would be a great time to let you in on some of the things I’ve been working on these past few months.
This January, I released my book everywhere; Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads, even the trunk of my car. The following months were spent doing my due diligence to promote the book everywhere I could. Needless to say, it’s been a lot of hard work, but I’m happy to report that in the first 6 months I’ve managed to sell 100 copies!
As someone who’s never seen a single thing through from start to finish, this has been a huge personal accomplishment.
So what’s next? That’s a great question. I’ve been throwing a bunch of ideas around.
Sequel? Prequel? Expanded universe? Sellout the creative license to corporate? There are a lot of options!
Well, I’m not doing any of that. I’ve got a few other ideas in mind. For starters, I’m working on an anniversary edition of the book. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. It will be a special, limited edition version of the book with lots of extras but only available in small quantity for anyone interested. It’s currently in the works and you’ll learn more about it once I have more to show.
This month, I’m also headlining my second author talk & book signing. It will be on July 27th at the Fort Lee public library at 2PM. I would love to see all of you there!
But what about the actual writing? That’s a little less straightforward. Right now, I am working on a short story and will mainly be focusing on that for the time being. I have a lot of ideas, many of which are in no way related to The Tower of Blue or that type of story. But I want to get them on paper. My plan is to release each completed short story for free for anyone to enjoy and later on if any of them speak to me or inspire me to flesh it out more, I’ll turn it into a more traditional long-form story.
Rest assured, this isn’t the end for The Tower of Blue. It’s still my number one focus and there is more in store for it this year and in the future. I’m very thankful for all the support I’ve gotten and the words of encouragement. Seeing the feedback, positive or negative, from readers has made this long process worth every second.
Thanks for reading.