Busy as a Bee
Well, if I’m honest—not really. I don’t do well with distractions and thanks to covid and health issues in the family, the past 18 months has been full of distractions. On a positive note, I did get to put on a bee keepers suit last week to wipe out a nest of nasty yellow jackets living under our back porch. And next week, 18 cubic yards of top soil will arrive to replenish the sad looking grass in our yard. So, there’s that.
On the writing side of things, I’ve put Four Seasons back on the shelf (it’s missing something, but I haven’t figured out what yet), and I’m back to working on ‘The Girl From the Past’ (TGFTP).
TGFTP was always intended to be a series, but I never got around to finishing the second book. Truthfully, I never really started it. That said, my interest and enthusiasm has been re-kindled and I’m back at it full-time.
If you want to follow along, I’ve re-edited the first book (novella) and published it here and here and here and here. New chapters will be added as I write and edit them. When I’ve written enough material to serialize the book, It will be pulled down from the ‘free sites’ and published in Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited program.
As strange as it may sound, there’s a logic to my process. Writing is a lousy way to earn a living unless you are prolific, lucky or sufficiently talented to write something that has mass appeal (the proverbial home run). I’m none of those. Nor do I have an advertising/marketing budget, but what I can do is write a series, make the first book free and hope there’s enough interest in the story that readers are willing to pay ‘something’ to continue reading. This approach ‘sort of’ worked for Altered Genes, so I’m cautiously hopeful it will work for TGFTP.
We’ll see. As they say, the proof is in the pudding (whatever that actually means).
Ciao until next time.