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|Posted on May 17, 2022 at 7:50 PM|
It’s been a while since I’ve blogged and there’s two good reasons for that. I stopped blogging around 2019 because it became more of a chore and less of enjoyment for me. I found myself writing because I felt I needed to, not because I wanted to. After the joy of blogging left me, I decided to leave it behind. However, Covid happened the following year and during this I was without a computer for a whole year. The ironic thing was I said when I get my computer back that I was going to start blogging again. 2 years later and I still have not started it up again because...that’s where we get into what I’ve been doing and reason number two as to why I haven’t blogged.
The second reason I haven’t been blogging is because I’ve been busy writing books, four to be exact. When I got my computer back I also said I was going to not only finish writing the book I started but I would write another. Well, what was supposed to be two books turned into four books in one year which for me is quite an accomplishment. I thought writing books over blog posts was the better choice and I’m sure most would agree. Writing those books wasn’t exactly a walk in the park, but then again I’m yet to find an author say it was easy. That being said, my first steampunk novel, Of Gears and Gaslight was a bit of an issue to write because it was my first steampunk novel which meant I needed to do a lot of research. After it was written I had the cover made but there were lots of uploading issues due to the cover not being the right size and other things but finally it was fixed and I published the book.
The cover was not only good to go but in the month it’s been out has won an award for Best Cover. I knew the cover was great but never thought it would win an award which it quite an honor. I could have given up on my cover artist, but I stuck with her and believed in her and the result was well worth it. I then finished writing The Wax Papers, the 3rd book in the Wax Factory series and my fourth book in a year. I had another cover artist do the cover, and this cover looks amazing too. So you might be wondering, okay he wrote four books, but what’s he doing to promote them? What now?
Well, that’s exactly the what now, I’m going to spend the summer promoting the books in various ways. I recently purchased a package for $40 which gave me access to 70 courses all are various ways to promote, market, blog, ways to organize your writing, how to get reviews, etc. All of this was over $8,000 in value and I got it at an insane price, so it will definitely help me in getting my books out there to readers. I’ve started watching and taking some of the courses and so far they’ve been helpful to me. I hope to do some serious promoting this summer and perhaps even make my new books a part of people’s summer reading lists.
So this brings me back to blogging. Now that I’ve written four books, have several dozen ways to promote them I plan to start blogging again which is exactly what I’m doing with this post. This post is the start of me blogging again and I plan to do it more often with my schedule in place. I have five topics and two additional ones I will write about which you see at the top of this blog page. I hope this time around I will enjoy the topics I write about and I think now that I’ve had time away from it to focus on other things that I can do just that.
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