Thank you, everyone.
Brief Pose has reached the goal I was aiming for: to get in the top three in free LGBT Science Fiction. Not only is it in the top three, but we hit number two!
It’s a little hard to compete with the complete works of Oscar Wilde, but reaching number two is good enough for me. Thanks for helping me get there. If you still haven’t downloaded a copy of Brief Pose, now is your chance. Download a free copy HERE.
To mark Brief Pose’s official release today, it’s free on Amazon.
Thank you, everyone that has downloaded it today. It’s #4 in the free LGBT sci-fi category already!
Can you help me get it a little higher?
I’ve worked on Brief Pose for eight years. I’m happy you finally get a chance to read it.
Give it a shot. It’s free only for the next few days. All I ask in return is that once you finish reading it, give it a review and recommend it to your friends.
Here is the link to download it for free from Amazon. You can read it on any device by downloading the free Kindle app.
Thanks again for your support!
Today is the big day. The Forgiving is available on Amazon for free for the first time.
Here is the link: The Forgiving
A bit more about The Forgiving:
This is my debut novel. It’s an unconventional horror story about three lovers trying to make a life together. They are skeptics, living in Portland, and as a way to save cash, they seek out a real estate agency that specializes in poltergeist activity.
Thanks for all the help and happy reading!
Update as of noon:
Things are going well so far. #9!
Update as of 5 PM:
We are in the top 6 in Ghosts & Haunted Houses!
Time to write a blog! I’m ignoring all those unfinished, overly complex novels hanging out on my computer to write a simple post for the masses.
So how do I make this worth our time?
Here is some helpful, if maybe a bit self-apparent, information: Self-publishing is hard. If you want to sell more than four books a month, you need an audience. To do that writers must forge a fellowship with other writers and with readers. We all long for community.
Doing this alone is crazy making.
I’m not new at this. I’ve already written a novel, hired an editor, made a cover, got a review on a horror website, and self-published on Smashwords and Amazon. While people liked the book, it never really got any traction. In some ways, especially economically, the book was a failure.
Failure is part of the learning process.
My next chance is coming up fast. I will be finishing another book this year, House of Cabal Episode One, a speculative fiction thriller. Three other novels are in the pipeline. I will be self-publishing again on Smashwords and Amazon.
I want to make the most of this second chance. To do that, I’m going to need your help. Thanks for reading, now get back to writing. We’ll get through this together.
As the year rolls to a close, I’d like to get everything organized in my life. I want to hit the ground running this coming New Years, so December is my chance to get everything in place.
As a first step I replaced my dying laptop with a new touchscreen one running Windows 8 (thank you Black Friday lightning deal). Windows 8 takes a bit of Youtube explanation, but I think I’m liking it now. It seems like a major improvement.
There are a lot of things I need to move from my old computer, and I want to keep the new computer organized. This is a chance to remove the clutter in my digital life. I want to take my time and do it right.
My last computer ended up a mess with more than one copy of Windows 7 installed and only one copy partially working, with all the old files and versions mixing together. It was (and is) a nightmare, but now I can transfer over the files I need without worry too much I’ll lose everything if I don’t do it fast enough.
Only buying a new computer after your hard drive has started to crash can be traumatic. I still need to figure out cloud computing so I don’t have to worry so much about losing my work and play. I’m a little out of date when it comes to technology, but I hope to remedy this.
Bring on the new tools and let’s create some art!
Speaking of art. I am now drawing daily and learning guitar. I hope to draw the covers to all the episodes of House of Cabal, but we’ll see how I progress.
I’ll write more about my quest to organize my life in future updates.
It looks like my next release will be an erotic short entitled “Vampire Fiction.”
It’s part sci/fi world building, part queer erotica, part reaction to too much fiction being about nothing. It feels like a step in my evolution as a writer and that’s rejuvenating. Description is now my friend! I’m hoping to reach the editing/fine tuning stage by Friday, but we’ll see. I’ll need beta readers, so anyone out there that likes queer(m/m and m/f) erotica or science fiction should hit me up.
I would love to have it up on Amazon and Smashwords by early October before Halloween.
Today I even had a chance to make a cover. And I actually like it!
I still don’t really know how to use Photoshop, but I’m learning through trial and error.I should watch some Youtube videos or something.
Tell me what you think.