The last month and a half has been crazy. The third season of Greenstar
came out on 1st December and just a month later, Violent Science is out. I have to admit, I’m having a little trouble keeping up.
Then, just today, the paperback for Shiny Young Adult came out. I’m getting a little overwhelmed with the sheer number of books I’m putting out. I know it’s my own fault, but I’m writing more quickly than I can market them.
It all goes back to what I’ve been doing over the last couple of years. I’ve been optimising my writing process to allow me to get books from first idea to finished novel as quickly as possible. Which means I’ve gotten it down to a couple of months now.
So in 2015, I wrote six novels and a novelette. Which, considering I’m part-time, is quite a lot. I’m not trying to brag, though, as it has a downside too. With so much coming out, my readers are getting a little tired of hearing about all my new books. I’ve noticed the number of people on my mailing list opening my emails has dropped considerably.
Heck, I’m sick of hearing about my own books. A lot of people outsource different parts of the writing process. For me, if I had the money I’d outsource the marketing. It’s something I find quite stressful, as I’m not good at talking to people at the best of times. Talking to a thousand people or more at once makes me queasy.
That said, I can’t slow down. There’s just so many books I want to write before I croak. It’s the reason I spent so much time optimising. I have so many stories I want to tell. There’s so much improvement I know I can accomplish.
Anyway, all three books are available if you’d like them. I think I need to go meditate to calm down.
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