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Tuesday, November 11th 2008

12:26 PM

never ending joy

Tis the season, again. Or still. Whatever. The day job is in that place where it’s almost all-consuming, and it’s been that way for quite a while now. Hence why I don’t want to bother with blogging by the time I get home, or much of anything else for that matter. I guess near non-stop overtime for over a year will do that to a person after a while.

It is, as one would expect, effecting my writing as well. I’m still writing, of course, but it’s much slower going now. Combine that with a publisher that seems to be doing a bit of foot-dragging, and no free time for myself to get out and self-advertise, and you get a bit of frustration all around.

Really it all comes down to exposure, and I don’t have nearly enough. Those who have read my work seem to earnestly enjoy it, and that’s a good thing. That doesn’t necessarily translate into large sales. Quality evidently means little in the wonderful world of novels. Ah well, it won’t keep me from doing what little I can do and generally continuing to make the effort, even if the publisher doesn’t necessarily want to. Grant that, in fact, they might be doing a whole lot of advertising. I don’t know. Which is the point…communication is lacking a bit at the moment, so I don’t actually know what if anything they are doing, only what they are not doing.

So, while waiting for my proofs for the next three novels that are several months after I was supposed to receive them, I will continue putting the word out about Elder Worlds and Continuum. As always, any ideas for new places to advertise/promote are always welcome. I’ll take all the help I can get. J

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