I have a new novel coming out soon. It was written and edited well late in 2017 but there have been a few things holding me back –
- Don’t publish a book in December
- Probably best not to publish just as the New Year strikes either
- I’ve been waiting for my website to be ready
Now, I published my first book, David’s Goliath without having my website live and it sold pretty well.
But this one feels different. It feels like it is time to be take my craft seriously…
Time to step things up a gear…
I am a content writer for the rest of my time. This is the bread and butter that pays the bills. Writing novels happens in between these times and supplements what I do.
So, where does my future lie?
I think that writing novels will always be a part of me. In addition to the two novels written (and third in development now) I want to release a new one every year for the rest of my life.
It is a release that I enjoy.
It helps me to focus on the rest of my work.
I love the way it makes me feel.
Enough about me — What does this mean for other authors?
If you have a novel that will soon be ready to release then my normal advice would just be to get it out there. You don’t know how it will be received until it is received.
The craft of a writer is to listen to others, adapt and develop your work.
This book will go into a crowded marketplace filled with luminaries such as Jo Nesbo and David Lagercrantz and I want to be able to compete for my small part of the market.
But, believe me, as soon as the website is ready and released, the book will be there alongside it.
Watch this space….