Hi everyone. When I started this series, I intended to knock out many books in a short amount of time. As any author knows, it’s never that simple – is it? Here’s what happened with me.
As you know, I am in college. I am 32 going on 33, and late last year I got my GED finally. I signed up for Colorado Technical University for a Bachelors in Information Technology with a focus on programming. I am doing the full-time thing so I have 2 simultaneous classes for a month, then one class, then two classes, and so on. Right now, those classes are algebra (my favorite), and introduction to networking. While I love the topics, these classes are pretty demanding and time-consuming. I am getting an A-average for both classes, which means I am taking them seriously and doing the work. This leaves little time for my writing projects on top of the freelance design and marketing work that I do.
All of that aside, I was 30+ pages into one of my blogging books when an idea popped into my head that I just couldn’t shake. Ever have one of those? Did you hear the story of the Twilight author who was laying in bed and couldn’t sleep because she had an idea. She had to get up and write it down. Well, it was one of those. I ended up writing 30+ pages for this new idea in under 3 days. What is it you ask? Well, it’s a fictional book. I am starting a new fictional series which I will be doing for the Kindle, but also in print. I am going to be using CreateSpace.com to distribute this book. I am also going with full distribution which means it will be made available to outside stores, libraries, etc. So not just Amazon will get it, but Barnes & Noble will have it as well. This will still work with the Kindle Publishing Series because I will be reporting that income. I am just going to add to the data, and let you know how much income I am getting from print and other ebook sales as well.
I know many of you are trying to do just the non-fiction thing, but I wanted you to see that you can come up with a great idea and write your first story as well. I am going to publish the non-fiction books during this series too. It’s just that I needed to get this idea out of my head before I could focus on that.
I will make an announcement ahead of time before this new book is published. I hope you will pick it up if the genre is within your tastes.