What’s Happening?

What’s Happening?

Well, I’m officially a one week old indie writer–that’s what’s happening!

  • I’ve sold 38 copies of BLACKOUT IN THE GARDEN OF LOVE.
  • My debut short showed up on Pat Crowell’s IR List for the week ending 10/13 report. The site is very popular in the interracial romance community. Pat is a doll to keep us all up to date with what new IRs are coming out and where to find them. Thanks, Pat!  I was doing my regular perusal down the new books published – and ‘POW’ there was Blackout!! Very nice!
  • I added my author’s profile on Good Reads, and even threw a few books on my shelf, I’ll review later on.
  • And… I also uploaded Blackout to the Barnes & Noble site on Saturday, so it’s also on sale there. Um, well it’s there, not exactly selling anything yet.

Not bad. If you would have asked me on last Monday, if I thought I’d take on the author profile on Goodreads and publish on B&N, I sure would have said, “Nope, I’m fine with getting through pubbing to Amazon.   Now I’m looking at the pros and cons of selling on Smashwords vs Lulu vs Kobo vs… oh boy, there’s no turning back now.

The main thing is I’m learning a lot. I was beginning to doubt my choice of debuting with a short story, instead of something more substantial and plot-twisting. But this is a great way to get some hands on learning, like doing a trial run. Maybe, I’m not making the big bucks this time around, but how fortunate that I get to learn how to do this indie-publishing thing while making some cash. Most important though, I don’t have to be moping around, sulking, and wondering how all these other writers were living out their dreams.

I’m amazed that I’ve been able to do this!

Oh, and I’ve posted a Freebie Short Story, check it out here.

4 comments on “What’s Happening?

  1. Mae Clair says:

    See? Once you get your toes wet it’s addictive. 🙂 Keep selling my friend and keep venturing into new and bigger arenas. Yes, you are a writer and the world needs to know where they can find you and your stories. Excited you’re on Goodreads now, and wow, how cool about the IR list. Things are definitely happening for you! 🙂

  2. Keep smiling, yes! That’s very valuable advice, Mae. Thank so much for that. I will totally admit that taking these first steps has definitely created a “I want more!” mindset in me. Thanks as always for your encouragement and support in helping me find my way in this new journey of ‘being a writer’. BTW why “Weathering Rock” is so good!! Wish I had more down time with it. I’m about one third in and just in awe of how great a writer you are. Sorry I wasn’t the first to give it a five star review on Amazon, but I see you’re already racking up some amazing reviews. I’m so happy for you, girl!!

    ( Tried to link– but, I’m still struggling with linking stuff!)

  3. I’m so happy for you Venice! I’m reading BLACKOUT tonight when I get home. I already know it’ll be great. I guess I need to get on the move now that things have settled down at home. Maybe short is the way to go for me as well especially since that’s all I have finished right now. Again, congratulations Ms Author!

  4. Thanks for picking up BLACKOUT, Alicia!!! I’m glad to hear you have that much faith in me. I hope you do enjoy it. And, I would have loved to have started out with my novel, but I’ll tell you, going this route has been a good way for me to test the waters of this indie publishing thing. Especially as there’s so much going on in my life that pulls me away from writing. I say “Go for it!!” If you have one finished, absolutely take the plunge! I’m definitely not the expert, and maybe some would say different, but I’m learning so much, and when I publish my novel, I’ll be more prepared! A lot more prepared!! So, please do jump in! Can’t wait to send you a big ‘CONGRATS!!’ when you do. And it’s nice to hear things are settling down for you on the home front, Alicia. 🙂

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