Shout-out to Kristin Smith, Elsie and Fundy Blue for being co-hosts for this month.
I know it's the website’s one year anniversary and most of the entries are likely to be all primed for IWSG anthology of tips and all ... but if my previous posts don't give it away, things here have been a bit of a yo-yo emotionally. One minute, I'm good, everything's going okay, I even got a few chapters done with Dark One's Bride, then ... well, then it's not. It really, really isn't.
And that's when my downhill spiral with all the bad things I've been ignoring pile up in my noggin.
#1 is book related and it's been niggling in the back of my mind for some time. Just one question ... However am I going to get the sequel to The Rogue King actually published?
To begin with, I was aiming for publishing one book a year.
That costs money. No delusions there. And it was money I was in the process of saving up until the bed carked it and then my car chucked it's toys not once, but twice in the last year. I won't bore you with details of my financial life beyond saying there's just no wriggle-room for what self-publishing another book would cost my family. If I had an extra year or two, I could ... maybe ... sort it myself by ... yeah, 2016 at the earliest. And that's only providing nothing else goes wrong in the meantime.
And don't think I haven't considered Kickstarter (now that kiwis can) to fund the important parts of getting The Shadow Prince published, because I have. It's my only other option besides waiting and hoping no more roadblocks crop up. I've even got a page set up just waiting for me to hit 'publish'. I even tweak it on my good days.
On the other hand, thinking about asking people for money like that is ... let's just say I have trouble asking anyone for anything.
Sometimes, I regret ever writing a word of the whole damned saga...