Thursday, June 2, 2011

Are you as sick of me as I am?

Release week for THE HALO CHRONICLES: THE GUARDIAN is finally over. If I’ve done my promotion right, you all are sick of me. J Heck, I’m pretty sick of myself. The promotion continues. I’ll still be blogging at a few sites this month as well as my own. I’m participating in a really COOL MG and YA indie author kindle giveaway. I’ve been and will continue to network with valued industry professionals. I’ve got a conference coming up this weekend that I’m prepping for—creating some promotional material.
Out of the gate, sales are better than I anticipated. Between Amazon     Barnes & Noble    Smashwords I’ve sold nearly 100 copies. I’m getting 4 and 5 star ratings and reviews  at the above sites and Goodreads. (So one rated my book 3 stars – I will not obsess about it!) Despite the rigorous line edits, someone else found some typos. (Crap! See mantra above.)
Overall, I just survived one of the most exhausting, momentous weeks of my career. It was completely worth the hard work. And the work is not over. But I’ve got to pull back and refocus enough that writing becomes my priority. I have projects stacking up. Not a bad position to be in.
Conclusion: Acting as your own publisher is more time consuming that difficult. There are so many systematic resources that help. Later this month, I’ll post my step-by-step analysis of my process/How to guide.
Mood: Rested
Related topics: Win a Kindle for your kid! Fantabulous MG and YA indie author giveaway.

Next steps: Write, conference this weekend, write, In about a week I need to start getting THE HALO CHRONICLES: THE GUARDIAN print-ready.
Tomorrow is the FIRST LOVE FRIDAY!!! To celebrate Tina Ferraro will be joining me to talk about her first kiss.
Your turn: What’s your current writing priority?


Melissa Landers said...

100 sales already? That's awesome, Carey!

My current writing priority? A massive revision on my very first book. This makes draft 7, but I know I'll regret it if I don't give this story ONE more try.

Jennette Marie Powell said...

Congrats, Carey! I love hearing (reading) this stuff. And no, I'm not sick of you - IMO, that means you're doing it right!

My priority: to finish editing and get my book out so I can do the same. Looking forward to your analysis and how-tos!

Carey_Corp said...

Good luck to both of you! Revisions and edit are tough but so necessary.