I’ve not done much writing in the last week. Partly that’s because I’ve just been having a bunch of fun with my family. But also it’s because I spent the week practicing covers and getting a bunch of my stories up for sale.
I’d been putting off publishing some of my short stories because I was waiting to hear from magazines or anthologies. But also because I wanted to hit the market with a bang once Masters was ready to go. Plus, maybe there was some (childish, I admit) trepidation about putting some of these stories out there.
Regardless, over the last week I decided to hunker down and git ‘r done. So now everything I’ve written is up on Amazon and Smashwords, with B&N, Apple, et al to follow in a couple weeks once Smashwords distributes to them. Everything, that is, except for Masters itself, In Your Sleep, and Delphinus. There were a few more delays with the editor, but I expect the Masters edits by mid-week. Probably it’ll be ready to put up in a week or so. The other two are still on submission, so it’d be premature to epub them just yet.
But that makes five short stories and a novelette. I also went ahead and compiled the five shorts into a collection, which I called A Jar Of Mixed Treats, and put that up for sale as well. So I’ve got seven titles now, priced in accordance with the plan I discussed a little while back. Eight once Masters is up. It’s modest, but I think it’s a good start. Guess we’ll see how the market reacts, eh? So far I’m feeling good about it. Within five minutes of loading Measuring Up onto Smashwords, someone purchased a copy there. And since Saturday, some other kind people purchased two copies of Measuring Up and one of Passing In The Night on Amazon.
A good start. 🙂