Wednesday, 5 February 2014
This is for the February IWSG A lot of my insecurities this month have been about the things that come up when you put out a book yourself: small things of formatting, design and the rest of it, followed now by the marketing things. Because my new novel, The Glass, came out just the other day on Amazon and Smashwords in ebook form, and I'm just finishing the process on the paperback.
One thing I've noticed with all this is the extent to which I want to just dive into another book, but keep getting stopped by two things: first, the feeling that I should be sorting out the one I'm with at the moment, and second, the feeling of wanting to see how this one does. It's almost like the writing life goes on hold around releases.
It's also like I get the urge to run away from what I've just done, because my ideas have mostly been about going in very different directions, whether it's in terms of trying out a new medium (some scrip writing maybe) or shifting to something more serious and literary. I'm planning on seeing if I still feel the same way once I'm done with the promotion on The Glass.
As another point, which I'm sure you must have seen since you're reading IWSG posts: Alex Cavanaugh's novel Cassafire is a part of a promotional special for the next few days- just 99cents until the 10th of February.