Sunday, January 21, 2018

I'M OFF TO A FAST START THIS YEAR


My first novel for the new year is written. It's short for me, only around 51,000 words. Most of my novels lately have been around 85,000 to 90,000 words. It's a different sort of novel for me, sort of end days/horror/mild erotica/survival/Native American mysticism, and action.

I also have two relatively short collections completed, six stories each. I'm not sure what I want to do with them, but the stories are there when I decide. I might add them to a larger collection later.

I'm also into a second novel as I write this post. This one is horror all the way and is fun to write.

There are a number of other projects I'm tackling, as well. I won't dwell on them here. That's for another post.

All this being said, I'm not sure when I'll be publishing them. My editor is busy at the moment, and there is a lot going on in the publishing world. Just when you think you have this business figured out, it changes. Amazon is changing its business model. De-regulation of the internet has happened. It could be knocked back - or not. This could create higher costs for authors. Brick and mortar stores are becoming fewer. No matter how everything plays out, this year will not be the same as last year. I'll be posting some of my opinions on this website as the year unfolds, and I'll be adding in some food for thought from experts in the field. We all need to keep abreast of everything.

The only constant in life is change. There's plenty of that. However, no matter what happens, an author must continue to write. Don't let uncertainty hold you back.

Happy writing.

Blaze McRob
 

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