This morning I will be going back to the gym. I’m almost afraid to go, though. The last time I did, I got so sick. But if I want to lose weight and get in shape, I have to go. Plus, I don’t want to have wasted my money on that membership. And I need to make sure my hamstring is okay, too. I haven’t been doing my exercises like I’m supposed to and I go back to the physical therapist next Monday. I’d like to be able to say whether or not it’s getting better. I’m hoping it’s getting better because I’m getting kind of tired driving to the base hospital all the time!
I received a royalty check in the mail on Friday. I’m always excited about seeing how my books are doing, because I can’t find that information anywhere on line. I didn’t make a lot of money from Oct-Dec (less than $100 on 95 books sold), but it was better than the previous statement. My next royalty statement should include the sales for Ghostly Liaison, which I think is probably my biggest seller (based upon rankings). Still, at this rate, it will take me years to make the Published Author Network (PAN) of RWA. I’ve got to make $1000 through a publisher or $5000 through self-publishing on ONE title for that to happen. But I do want it to happen because it’s the next step in my career (and yeah, this is my career—I don’t plan on ever retiring from it).
Gee… Do you know anyone who would love to buy my books? **grin**
Okay, so Blind Temptation is with my formatter (yay!) and I’m trying my darndest to get back into Ghostly Interlude. I need to just sit down and write ANYTHING to blast through whatever problem I created (because I’m sure I created the problem, who else would have done it? My characters? Hmmm…). After I finally finish the first draft, then I have to decide what I want to do before I start in on the edits. Maybe you can help me decide.
I have this finished novel (Alien Desires—a sci-fi romance) that needs some polishing (okay, maybe a LOT of polishing). I’d like to query agents with it, but then again, I wonder if I should just self-publish it. What’s stopping me from self-publishing? Well… this book could possibly be the beginning of a series and I don’t have any of the other books written or even ideas of what they should be about. Should I put that kind of stress on me? Plus, something way deep down inside still wants that agent and I know getting the agent is the slow way to getting it published, but that also means I’ll have time (and motivation) to write the next book. But… writing the next book in that series could possibly take me away from my other series. Should that matter? I don’t know!!
The other project I have in mind is writing a novella (which I’d self-publish) about John’s & Sarah’s wedding (they are the couple in Bite Me, I’m Yours). I basically have a lot of it written already (from a book that will never see the light of day) and it’s something I could put out fairly quickly (I hope). Problem is, that novella could possibly feed into another book and I have lots of ideas to continue with this series. Should I put my time and effort into something that isn’t selling well? Or is it not selling well because there aren’t enough books yet? Ugh!
So… Should I polish the novel of a possibly NEW series or write the novella of a CURRENT slow-selling series? Which one makes more sense to you?
I know, what a problem to have, huh?
Have a good day!