So, happy to report that Aeris has finally been published. Holy Hannah, that took FOREVER, didn't it? Here's hoping the next one can be just a wee bit quicker. I mean, isn't that the whole point of self-publishing, that you can get books out faster? Apparently not, in my case. :)
I'm pretty pleased with the publishing experience this time around. Practice makes perfect I guess, because I was able to get everything together in the file and formatted in a matter of hours. No weird TOC problems this time. And the book is already available on Amazon, B&N and Smashwords. Kobo is dragging its heels. It's been about 3 days for them, so if it doesn't get up tomorrow, I'm supposed to email them or something. Not that my sales on Kobo are anything to celebrate in general. I think I've sold about 3 books total there. Smashwords and Amazon are my best venues.
It's interesting, publishing a sequel. It's a really great indication of how much people liked your book the first time around. (I learned this from the Angel & Her Gun.) So far this month I've sold more copies of Aeris than I have of Compis, which is pretty cool considering it's only been available for 2.5 days. We'll see how the month ends up, but that is a lot of people who read and enjoyed Compis.
On the other hand, I'm so nervous because first of all, I put hours and hours into this book and second of all, I hope all the fans (especially those who took the time and effort to email me) aren't disappointed. I hope that the story is progressing in a pleasing way. I hope they are as excited as I am for the next book.
Speaking of which, I'm still making some headway in that department, though today will probably be a wash, because I'll be gone all day. Terris: 7,892 Angel Book: 2,789 The angel one not having a title is bothering me, so maybe on my drive today I will find time to think of one. I'm really enjoying writing it once a week. I think it will be good for me. And writing in only one perspective at a time in Terris(currently writing Luka's story line) is definitely better for continuity and flow. Not sure about the inspiration part though. Usually when I get stuck on something it helps to be able to go on to a different viewpoint. I may be doing a lot of switching when I write. We'll see.
That's all for now.