It’s official! I am a published author! I was able to hustle on the editing phase of the project and was able to publish the Kindle version on the 18th, and the CreatSpace version on the 20th. I would have never imagined I would actually come through ahead of schedule like this. My initial target date was today, which I randomly selected back in July. As the weeks flew by, and I was not moving along at the speed that I wish I was, I moved my target date to October 1st. Thanks to Kyle and David for some quick turnarounds on their editing, I was able to shave 12 days off that revised date, and beat my initial goal! This just goes to show that a person can accomplish just about anything they set their mind to.
As for Part 1, I have sold somewhere around 10 copies on the Kindle, which includes one to a person in Germany! I have also sold 1 print copy! Woot!
Now that Part 1 is up and selling, I am starting to look towards the next project. I initially thought that I would write a Kindle Worlds story in The Silo World next, but I think I am going to roll through the remaining parts of Linear Shift 1st. Once they are done, then I’ll write the Silo story. I think it will be a good one, and I do want to get it laid out before the image fades on how I want it all to go.
So, based on that, Linear Shift, Part 2 planning is in full effect! Looking ahead at schedule, I am going to set my publishing goal right now, and see how close I can come to it. I set my goal for Part 1 way out in advance, but in reality, I didn’t even have a story selected to roll with when I set that date. Also, I had never done anything like this before when I picked my publishing date. A lot needed to be learned along the way, and of which I have. I have learned a ton! I think that with the last few months under my belt, I am by no means a seasoned professional, I know what I did wrong and what I did right. I also know what I can do to speed things up on certain parts. With all that said, I am going to set my publication date for Part 2 for November 16th. That is 8 weeks from today. I think I lose the first week, as I am dealing with the loss of my mother, but I think I can at least do some outlining and planning in the evenings. I’ll start writing in earnest on September 29th.
In closing, don’t forget to register (upper right of screen) for my email list to be notified about my progress and updates on my books! Also, I am doing a giveaway to 5 randomly selected people on the list on the 15th of October. I am also running a separate giveaway HERE. Sign up for that one as well, as there are 5 additional signed books being given away.