I believe in myself and there are a whole bunch of people who also believe in what I’m doing. I want to make this writing thing an ongoing concern. I want it to be a business. That means making some cuts where it makes sense to do so.
As a result, I went over to my Amazon author page and removed a lot of my older stuff. These were stories I wrote when I first started out. I was in that “PUBLISH ALL THE THINGS!” frame of mind that some people get into. I didn’t use an editor on any kind of regular basis (something most writers should never, ever do). I did a lot of my own covers (something most writers should never, ever do). And as a result, many of the things there were amateurish. These were things I was asking people to pay money for.
I’ve made a list of things that will get re-published after a thorough scrubbing and with new covers. They will be bundled together in appropriate anthologies. I’ve also made a list of things that will not see the light of day again in any way. If you don’t see a story up there that you enjoyed please let me know. I’ll tell you what the status of that story is.
Not all the things that are still there are perfect by any means. I need to tweak a few of the covers and the internals, but they’re at least works I feel good about. If you want to make it easier on little old me to get all of this overhauling done, please support me on Patreon. That’s how I am able to afford paying very talented people to do very beautiful things to my fiction. For those of you that already are, thank you!
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I wish you the best of luck, with this.
Keep us posted on how this is progressing for you.
You are among many author/podcasters I thanked in the acknowledgements of my first novel because the podcasts were where I learned enough to accomplish publication.
I was unable to find this webpage however and could only link my readers to your Amazon authors page. This site looks great.
Best of luck to you.
Dude, you don’t know how much that touches me. You’re welcome for whatever help I’ve been to you. Best of luck to you and I can’t wait to read your book. I just snagged a copy.
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