Okay, as I mentioned previously, “The Splitting of Heaven” will not be ready for purchase this week but it is getting very close to being ready. I am now going through my editor’s comments and redlines and should hopefully be able to process these in the next two weeks (going to be a lot of late nights and working weekends for me, I think). My wife is beginning the cover design and I’m formulating the cover blurb as we speak. We have agreed on a Bar Date, so-to-speak, for when the book WILL be published (come hell or high-water) and this is by the third week in March. There is a book club who will be reading and reviewing “Chariots of Heaven” that week, so we are determined to have the sequel available should they decide to keep reading the series (fingers crossed).
I know I’ve been giving all of you launch projections for a few months now and I apologize for the delays. Hopefully the end product will be worth all the waiting and you’ll forget all about the long wait. I’m hoping that maybe this book will do well enough that I can consider writing on a more full time basis, or at least only working as a paralegal on a part time/contract basis in order to reduce time between installments, but who knows. Some authors seem to have all the luck in the world and their books sell like hotcakes despite any lack of effort on their part, while others have to work their butts off to get anything at all. I’m hoping the last 18 months of hard work will pay off and my writing career will start to take off in a bigger way.
I thank you all for your patience and your kind words about my writing. Since I’m just an indie author without much time or money to promote my work, I hope that my readers will continue to spread the word about my writing to their friends and family. I’d like to hit at least 50,000 total downloads of Chariots by the end of this year and hopefully just as many of Splitting, but in order to do that I need your help. The first book is free on iBooks for any of your friends who have iPads or iPhones, so please let them know. There is nothing to lose to download it (except some memory space) so hopefully that will be enough to convince them to take a chance on my story. Otherwise you could always use blackmail… haha, just kidding. I’d never advocate blackmail to get the word out about my writing… never mind those scandalous photos I have over there in that envelope titled “Blackmail photos”… >;)
Okay, enough silliness for today. Thank you so much for stopping by and keep an eye out. I PROMISE that the book will be done in the next month. If it’s not, you can hunt me down and beat me up if you want, I won’t even fight back. =p::