Create, Pitch, Sell

What's Happening

I uploaded all of my stories to Barnes and Noble. They should be available in a couple of days. I used to have them available on Nook through Smashwords. But I noticed that if I made any changes to the cover, text, or price it took quite a while for it to be re-uploaded. I opted out of distribution on Smashwords, and went directly to B&N simply because I wanted more control over my content.

I have three short stories I'd like to finish before the end of the year. Not sure if I'll get them done, though. Other areas of my life are taking priority over my book stuff.

Everyone says I need to sign up for Facebook. It's kind of hard for me to do that, though. I'm a people-person. The meet, greet, and seat type. I prefer to talk with someone face-to-face, not on a screen. I've also been advised I should become more active on Twitter. Why? It's like being the only one in a chat room. Until someone responds. And some of the people responding are more than a bit strange.

Since I live on the road, talking with people face-to-face isn't as easy as it sounds. Or I should say, talking with potential readers isn't that easy. Many of the travelers I meet don't have eReaders. For those of you who don't know, my home is an RV. I'm traveling across America, exploring the country one state at a time.

By the end of December, I hope to have a better handle on my writing career. I'm no longer a member of any major organizations such as Mystery Writers of America, so advice, support, and even camaraderie are out of reach.

I joined Goodreads, but I'm still trying to find my way around in there. The setup is a bit confusing. I'm hoping to connect with the readers and other writers in there. Sometimes, the writing world can be a lonely place.