Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Champagne wishes and Paperback dreams
Publishing in paperback does not seem to be an easy process, and will probably involve me drinking mad amounts of orange soda and banging my head on a table. I'll have to design a full jacket in addition to figuring out all the formatting requirements. But I was curious, would anyone who already owns the e-version want a paperback copy?
I'm still old school and love my bookshelf. There's a buzz of excitement in knowing I could have a shelf reserved for my books. I like setting goals.
For now, however, I decided I might just go to Walgreens and print out the covers and frame them.
IN THE MEANTIME:
Time for a progress report
STERLING Remains in the top 10 of Contemporary Fantasy, and top 20 of Romance. It's been 7 months and I'm simply beyond words. PRICE: .99 CENTS
TWIST Remains in the top 10 of Contemporary Fantasy, and top 30 of Romance. PRICE: $2.99
Some of you may have noticed that Twist was originally $1.99. I wanted to give a low price to the readers who were really following the series as my thanks. Every penny counts, and after a month, I decided it was time to adjust it back to the original price of $2.99. The books will remain as priced, and I hope they are worth it.
A huge thanks to those who have supported me all the way, hang out to chat and have fun on my Facebook page and Blog, who have recommended my series to their friends/fellow readers, who send me fanmail and as of late - well wishes, and to those who take the time to post their reviews on Amazon or Goodreads. I will continue to thank readers for these efforts, because I'm humbled by the love I've received. Love for the plot, love for the characters, love for the simple fact that you are backing an indie author.
I'm closing the last chapter of the first draft of book three. And guess what? It's going to require another chapter. I made the decision that I wanted to expand a scene so I'm working things out before I tackle it. I never like to divulge what you'll be getting next, because I think that ruins that fresh first time feeling when you pick up a book and have no idea what to expect. I may post a random quote or two that may or may not make it through the last edit - but they will NOT be any spoiler quotes or any of the "best" lines.
I really settled on the title "TWIST" because it was appropriate in at least two ways. I think there were some expectations as far as these triangles in book one, and perhaps some revelations discovered with Justus. I like it when the reader is taken off guard. I hope book two gave a little insight as to why Silver is the way she is with relationships and men. But more importantly, I think when it comes to character development, there are always more pieces to the puzzle for every single person in giving us a better understanding of who they are. Additionally, the current challenges also pose the question of what that will make them become.
There are a lot of fans of Justus from what I've seen, and yes, you will learn more of him as the series progresses. This is an intricate weaving of stories that centralizes around Silver, but everyone has a story to tell.
Which is why I'm a little anxious about the idea of writing book five - which I had no intention of doing, but there are going to be some open doors that will need closing.