All up in that romance

I decided to write some romance, some hot, steamy, contemporary romance. Mmm. I finished the first book–all 80k words of it–and it’s now at the proofer! I wrote the second book’s outline during the ‘let it sit’ phase of the first book, and it’s a beast: 9,500 words… Today, I’m beginning the sequel. I told my pals in the local chapter of the Romance Writers of America that I’m going to write 9,500 additional words this week, and I’ve got 5 full days to make it happen. I’d like to have this book written by the end of September, edited…

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A Year of Renovations

In 2017, I published the first 5 books in the Infinite Vampire series. I did it, but it was a brutal amount of work and it nearly killed me! After the last book was published, I took a short break and finally found a house we wanted. We bought it in Nov. ’17. A year has passed, and I’ve done very little writing. I’ve done a lot of legal work on the Infinite Vampire brand, ran promotions, fixed all known typos and tweaked the book covers, and I worked on setting up the audiobooks, but I didn’t publish anything new.…

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Amazon Advertising, take…23?

I’ve tried Amazon Advertising a lot, and I just tried it again. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong! At first I let Amazon place the ads, and that didn’t result in any sales. I tried where I placed the ads, but that didn’t work either (although I did get 1 sale). I’m not sure if the problem is the series itself (irreverent, silly, badass, action, dark comedy, paranormal crossover), an issue with my covers not being inviting, or that I’m an unknown author. Eh, oh well. So far the best advertising I’ve ever done was on Facebook, but with…

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