I have been staring at the walls trying to figure out my next direction. My mind literally spins and whirls with story ideas, but I'm trying to find that one. That one story that blows the others away. I have been leading you on a journey through my writing and publishing process, and this is part of it. Finding "the story".
My new book, What Brings Tomorrow is at the editors and the cover is in the process of being designed. Now I'm in limbo; Do I finish my YA fantasy? (Which I should add is so close to completion) Or do I work on a new story that has been building in my head ... pounding to get out? Or do I get my focus on and finish what I have started with my two series, that only have books one done? I really wish I could type faster. Maybe, none of this would be an issue.
Okay, I'm sure you don't want to hear the war I have going on in my head, so we'll get back to the journey.
March to me was an amazing month. I was elated. I had over 1,300 books downloaded. I was sitting on high, and then April came and sells dropped. I had a total of two sold. These numbers were a disappointment. It was clear to me, people want stuff for free. It's just a simple fact, but when so much heart goes into building something ... you hate to just give it away. Let's not forget to mention, creating a book is NOT free. How do you as a no name Author get out there and start to be seen? Or better yet, on high demand? No seriously that is the question.
I keep going back and looking at sales over the months and correlating the different places I used for advertising, but in truth I don't feel like some of them worked in leading to more sales. It could possibly be that my ads aren't catching the eyes, but it has to be something. Hopefully, me writing about this I will be able to have a journal to look back on for future ideas. I would like to add, just because I have had no luck with advertising doesn't mean that you will have the same experiences. I will make up a list of some of the places that you can advertise your book.
Until next time, I will be working out my next story.
Author RJ Heaton
Writing leads to so many endless possibilities. Let's see what worlds we can build today.