Last week I was at a bit of a low ebb, bemoaning how difficult it was to market your work on social media and in the publishing world.
This week, none of that has changed. Facebook still makes it hard to get your posts out there without tons of money, and Amazon… well, the Zon is still the Zon.
And yet it was a good week.
I sent in my final book of my second trilogy – “The Shoreless Sea,” to the publisher. And I’ve started my evil plan to storm the SFWA (Sci Fi Writer’s Association) – or “siffwah”, as I was repeatedly told to pronounce it at World Con. Muwahahahaha.
I had a great idea for a short story for this, and so I am writing again. I love starting a new project, and since my siffwah strategy is to get in by selling short stories to the sci fi magazine world, I’ll be doing a lot of them. Plus the pay is halfway decent (if I can actually sell one. LOL)…
Mark is just about over his cold, and Christmas is coming soon.
So yeah, my natural sense of optimism has bounced me back up again. I’m drinking the happy juice again.
Next year, in addition to invading siffwah, I also plan to write a stand-alone tale in the Liminal Sky universe, tentatively titled Moonbase: Redemption. I am really excited about this one, and the research alone is gong to be a blast.
I hope y’all have an amazing holiday season (whichever one or ones you celebrate)!
To my writer friends – what are your plans for 2019?