Friday, April 4, 2014
Write Or Else! :)
Amazon is featuring my YA/Paranormal novel, DEMON, this week. They do a nice job, and it does help with expanding the reader base for a series. In other writing news, I made it to 84,000 words in the sequel to COLD BLOODED. I’ve enjoyed getting back into my characters Nick, Rachel, Jean, Gus, and Deke the dog. Gus talks Nick into coming out of retirement, and the resulting mayhem convinces Gus the old cliché about letting sleeping dogs lie was based on real life fact. As Nick has warned Gus in the past, his work usually accumulates unintended consequences.
Besides the sheer thrill of writing this sequel after so many years have passed, it’s very good in this market to have another novel nearing completion. One thing I’ve noticed these past couple of years – without new product, the market is unforgiving as hell. Good selling novels go stagnant, and name recognition takes a dive. I don’t make the rules, but it seems as if we either write or we disappear. It used to be a writer could release a novel every few years, and still maintain a solid reader base. Now, with the increasing numbers of offerings on the market, that plan just doesn’t work. We have to adapt to the market, so I’m glad Cold Blooded Book II: Killer Moves will be out by the end of May. It used to be a goal to strive for in the cliché ‘Writers Write’. Now… it’s a commandment. :)