Well, I did it.
I’ve finished the 2nd draft of the sequel to Daylight Hours!
This is where all of the grueling editing, proofreading, editing, and more proofreading comes in.
Last year I self-published Daylight Hours and now it’s time to build the paperback and ebook editions of the second book in the series. My writing style has come a long way in the past year and it was a lot of fun writing a sequel. Kris Grant is a character I enjoy writing as and for a writer, that’s one of the greatest feelings in the world. It’s always a good thing when your work doesn’t feel like work.
I don’t want to give too much information on the second book just yet, because the second draft is far from what the finished book will look like. I will say this though. If you read the first book and enjoyed Kris Grant’s sarcasm and whit, then you’re going to appreciate the second book. I’m self-publishing the Kris Grant novels. This may be the only time in my life when I have complete creative control without an editor or a publisher stifling my writings and editing me to appeal to the masses. I wrote the second book knowing that I wasn’t going to hold anything back and it brings positive elements to the novel and gives me a freedom that I think shows through the writing.
Self-publishing a novel is one of the most stressful, demanding, time-consuming, exhausting work that I’ve ever done and I love every frustrating minute of it.
Kris Grant will be returning in a whole new novel Summer 2012.
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I am going to be on the Boca Campus of FAU today handing out flyers for my book to any and all students who are interested.
If you visit the website, check out the FREE Sample Chapters of Daylight Hours as well as my short story, So Beautiful.
Thank you for any and all support.
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I recently got another review for my book on Amazon.com and I moved up 4,000,000 ranks worldwide.
That’s 4 Million places I moved up in my ranking!
I really want to appreciate everyone who has read my book so far and then reviewed it on Amazon. The rating of my book is what will help me get attention from Literary Agents and Publishing Houses so thank you everyone.
If you’ve read Daylight Hours and haven’t reviewed the book yet, I’m asking nicely, please help. All you have to do is log into your Amazon Account and then click the number of stars you want to give my book. It’s not too torturous and it could help me change my life forever.
Once again, thank you everyone for your support. Now it’s time to go back to editing the second book.
Click here to review, Daylight Hours.
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Well, it’s been a week since I put up Daylight Hours on Amazon. I’ve had so much support from everyone that that in itself makes the whole process worth it.
I’ve sold more than one book. That’s more than I thought I ever would. I’m continuing to try and spread the word. I started a Twitter account (check out my Contact page). Hopefully I’ll keep the shameless self-promoting down to a minimum. Just one tweet every hour about my book isn’t too bad, right?
I’ve been writing like crazy and I’m at the halfway mark for the second book in the Daylight Hours Series. It’s definitely fun writing a sequel. Kris and the world he lives in is established so nothing’s stopping me from cutting loose this time around.
I’ll be posting a new short story on the book’s website within the next couple of days. It takes place outside of the first novel but within the universe. Don’t worry, I’ll shamelessly promote that as well when the time comes.
So that’s how my first week’s been as a self-published author. This won’t be a weekly event, the whole me typing about the week I’ve had, thing. I just want to thank everyone for the support and all of the motivation. I’m continuing to move forward and stay busy. This is the kind of work that doesn’t feel like work to me.
That’s a good sign, right?