So, I know blog posts are slowing down, and you’re all wondering, “Bitch, what are you plotting now?” Well I’ve been kind of busy. Last week I finished a new novel, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. It’s the first book in a spin-off series that will follow up on what happens to Alice Culpepper after the events in the final Peter the Wolf novel, Thicker Than Blood. (Which releases in June, by the way.) I’m working on the edits for Thicker Than Blood, and I’m also writing a non-paranormal romance novel, Third Wheel Romance Blues. Once I finish editing one book, I have to start editing the sequel to A Boy and His Dawg, a much darker story called Fangs, Humans, and Other Perils of Night Life, which will be released in July.
I also got interviewed by Rebecca Scarberry. So if you haven’t seen that yet on Twitter, go ahead and take a look.
I’m taking a two month break from promotions on Twitter, but it’s not done much for my nightmares problem. I’m now going on two straight months with no relief, and nothing I do seems to help get rid of the nightmares. Dropping promotions has helped to reduce my stress levels, and while my sales are kind of suffering for it, they didn’t die off completely. So there is that.
Plus, I sold copies of my flops, Bran of Greenwood and the Scary Fairy Princess, A Bard’s Tale, and Mmmm…Crunchy! And even more shocking, no one asked for refunds…on those titles, that is. Almost everything I sold in the UK Kindle store this month was returned. Which is a little depressing. I haven’t had this many refund requests before, and it’s not even the offensive books being returned. So I don’t know what went wrong. Maybe the straight readers got offended reading about trans and gay main characters. *Shrug*
Anyway, despite the slower sales and there being no improvement with my nightmare problem, I’m still not going to do any promotions for May. I really do need a break, and June will be hard enough on me when I have to start promoting Thicker Than Blood and the rest of the Peter the Wolf series. I just hope to have enough other projects done so I can devote most of my energy to the promotion push instead of dividing my time between writing, editing and selling.
And…I think that’s it for now. Along with everything else I’m doing, I’m also trying to catch up on my reading, and I’m starting my balcony garden again. I want to do another another video game review, but the last 3 Vita games I bought, I hated so bad, I dropped them too early to give a fair assessment of the games. But at least I’ll have some new book reviews relatively soonish.
Oh, right, thank you to everyone who bought books this month and didn’t get a refund. Really appreciate your continued support.