Book News Update first: I think the 14th of every month will be a free promotion day. Yesterday’s freebie promo brought almost 2,000 more people into the fold. Hopefully I get a few more fans out of it 🙂 At one point I hit #8 in free fantasy e-books and #109 in kindle books!! Wow. Not a bad way to start off the week.
Except I graduated!
Yep, I wore the silly looking hat, avoided tripping on stage, and got my picture taken who knows how many times. I’m not sure how different I feel. Does having a degree make my writing better? Probably not, but without my experiences and classes I don’t think it would be where it is today. Same for my artwork, really. Say what you will about whether getting a college education is worth the costs anymore, but I do know that my skills were nowhere near what they are today, and I’m not sure that I could have reached this point on my own.
So that’s all over with, and this week I am in between chapters. A lot of my stuff is in boxes right now, and the rest will be in a few days. Everything looks very empty, especially after my roommate moved out yesterday. A note on moving: You never think you have this much stuff. How could so much fit into a tiny apartment?? Maybe some sort of TARDIS technology.
What next? Moving this weekend, followed by buying replacements for the furniture I can’t take with me. Once I’m settled in I’ll finally be able to get back to writing more than a paragraph or two at a time. I will also start to really advertise my book as much as I can before the shameless plugging feels shameful. I submitted links to a few websites that announce free books and it really made a difference yesterday. Aside from that: Job hunting. I will be applying for traditional jobs as well as freelancing gigs. I have a few small projects lined up that will earn me a little bit in the future, so at least I’ll be keeping busy. Who wants to hire me?