My debut novel was launched awhile ago, but I decided to make the story into a serial.
After having an outside source review my debut book and marketing strategy, I decided to re-write the original book before I continued on the serial path.
Some may say “you launched too soon” and they would be right. I was always one of those hands-on type learners. You most probably are too.
Too soon, or not, really isn’t the point. I refuse to look over my shoulder with regrets. Instead I choose to move forward to create better art every day.
We all need to remember to keep writing!
Independent writers have other awesome tasks to perform besides writing.
The list grows exponentially from these basics:
- (Repeat the last two steps at least three times)
- Beta reader test
- Critique Group review
- Re-writing after feedback (did you know that 75% of writing is re-writing)
- Final edit
- Cover design
- Marketing plan strategy refined
- File formatting
- Load to distributor sites
- Execute launch
Yes, even after all this work, you may be like me and decide to go back to reinvent your story or add a tweak. Let’s all hope we can do this with an open mind, and have fun with the many options now available for authors. There are blog hops, blog guest posting, launch day give-aways, launch events on Facebook and Goodreads, or you could have a Twit-a-thon (I made that up but it sounds like fun).
So many ways to let the world know you have a book for them to read.
So now . . .
my debut novel is re-written, after being edited by one of the best new writers (& editor) today.
I feel confident and ready to re-launch.
But then I remembered the long list of details that need to be completed to market. More work is still ahead.
I will do a soft launch for the revised Breaking Cursed Bonds. and use most of my remaining time concentrating on editing the second book Exposing Secret Sins and the serial will continue. . .
But I need to do some things:
Since I am the publisher, my first stop will be Amazon customer service, hoping they can assist me in my efforts to contact the wonderful folks who previously bought my book so they can get the updated version for free.
Then I will update the files and covers at the distributors and spread the word around.
I won’t be: sending flyers, crowding Facebook or Twitter with ads, or pushing myself on anyone.
I will: make announcements, and send out notice when it’s available.
I do hope YOU may be one of those interested enough to read my new edition of Breaking Cursed Bonds.
You’ll love it because it’s a great story.
I have learned much about writing from Jen Blood, who is not only a great writer but also a great editor. She knows how to empower the writer within. All writers should be as fortunate to have her guidance. Check out her books the Erin Solomon Mysteries.
Once again I can pick up my pen (okay keypad) and write with confidence, knowing that I am getting better with each new word. #amwriting #amediting The never-ending cycle continues.
Here is the work in progress new covers . Your comments are welcome 🙂
Intro video – more to come for new edition. . .