Tuesday, April 30, 2013

So what next?

That's the current question, what do I write next? I have another sort of modern day/old world fantasy book that's about 2/3rds through the first draft. A fantasy novel half written (and another in the same world that needs a complete re-write). Then there are a few stories for which the ideas and a general plot outline have been laid down, those are almost all scifi in the 'Children of Steel' universe. At the moment I'm not feeling all that driven to write anything, having just finished my last novel fairly recently and trying to do some actual marketing. I hate marketing, but I can't afford to hire someone to do it for me, so I have to do it myself. If all the people who read my books would just rate them and write a review, I wouldn't have to market almost at all, because ratings and reviews are what determine your position on Amazon and other sites. For the life of me I can not understand why 99.9 percent of all readers are just too lazy to click on a star rating for the book they just read. Especially if they like it. It's the MAIN reason I'm getting away from writing anthro/furry novels: I've sold about 5 thousand copies and got 20 reviews. That's a 0.4 percent rate! Meanwhile for the latest not anthro novel I sold 4 and got one review, that's 25 percent... So yeah, not a lot of incentive to write more anthro.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Hammer Commission

Well the new book is finally out:


Did one of the Amazon give-aways the first weekend. Hopefully some of those folks will write a review. I don't understand why people refuse to click on the star ratings for a book, or even just write a few words to say if they like it or not. Reviews are a -major- part of the ranking system at Amazon, they're more important than sales really.

So remember, if you like a book, click on the 5 stars and write 10 or twenty words telling people that you liked it!

First Post

So, a writing blog, or an author's blog, or whatever you wish to call it. I've decided that I probably should put up something to talk about my books and my writing, a spot dedicated to just dealing with that and not much else.

It will be interesting to see what the results are. As for the title, well that comes from a comment from an old friend.

-John