So, this past week, I released a new book. This book is more of a promo edition, not the actual release of my book. The purpose of this release was in conjunction with my Pubslush campaign.The title of this book is:
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Gerimi was a delight to chat with, and we ended up having such a long conversation that I had to break it up into 3 videos. I do apologize for the delay of this, but there were initial technical difficulties that I had to counteract post production.
Today I get to interview Kimberly Daniels. And by today, I mean I did it several days ago and now displaying it for all to see. Kimberly, who is a self-proclaimed boring person who is anything but boring. She has a great sense of humor and lot to offer for anyone interested in becoming an author. She was also a lot of fun to chat with.
Kimberly has published 2 novels for the Valkyrie Series, with a new book to be released very soon.
For those of you that follow my blog, you may noticed that yesterday I only had 1 blog post for my Madness Blog-con and that I didn’t post about the panels I attended. More than that, I took blog-con off the menus up top. Or you just found out now because I just told you.
I am stopping it. Why? I know I made a lot of promises to my fans and to people at Phoenix Comicon that I would be doing this, yet I am making the decision to stop. There are several reasons actually for me stopping it.
First and foremost, I am not getting that many hits. Sure, it is my first week, and if I spent time advertising it more and getting to other sites to say, “Look at what I’m doing”, I might get more hits. That is a lot of work. Plus, on top of that, posting everyday. I should have learned from AtoZ blog challenge, that takes a lot out of you. I also think I’m doing something like this at the wrong time. I have less than 30 followers and for this to be successful, I need at least 100 follower, in my opinion.
Because of how much time it takes to do that, I’ve ignored my writing. I reason that I could use the time away, but I’ve spent too much time away from it now and need to get back working on that. Plus, I’ve set myself a deadline that I intend to keep.
I also have other projects, such as Interviews, that I want to do. I want to make sure I keep on top of those projects, and doing the blog-con would hinder my efforts.
Perhaps the main reason, aside from my writing, is my Worldbuilding series. While at Comicon, an author who looked at my art, suggested I go on reddit and post my worldbuilding articles. I wish I remembered who said that. So I did, and the result has been amazing.
In the last 3 months, I have had 669 views on my worldbuilding articles. In the last 12 days, I’ve had 537. That is hard to ignore. I had hoped that eventually my worldbuilding series would be a success, and it now is. More than that, I’ve had record views on my site. During the month of April for my AtoZ challenge, my best day was 86 views in a single day. 12 days ago, I had 185. The next day was 113. Nearly 300 views in a two day period.
So, there is more need of me to do my worldbuilding series. That is what I want. Unfortunately, the blog-con interferes with that. I know I made a lot of promises, and I’m afraid I will have to break them. But I hope that those I met at comicon understand why I am doing it. Though given how underwhelming the event was, I’m sure no one will lose any sleep over it.
Lastly, my disability claim is moving forward. Right now I am not starting anything until my physical in a few days. My primary focus is on that. Plus, I need to find a Doctor to get the treatments I need.
As you can see, I have a lot on my plate, and I need to start taking things off. Blog-con seems like the obvious choice.
Some authors seem like larger than life people. They are intimidating. How can you, starting your career, ever compare to them? How can you get on their level? As great as they are, in truth, they are not too dissimilar to you. The difference is that they are more confident, cocky maybe, and took the plunge to do everything they could to write and make a career out of it. The true difference between an author and a writer is the act of trying.
Today we meet Pierce Brown