I submitted Loose Ends to be published on Sunday night and as of this morning it was available on all three websites I submitted to. I’m extremely excited about this. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of taking something from start to finish, and then have it available to so many people to (hopefully) enjoy. I am pretty excited with my first day of sales. I am fairly new to publishing my work, but it sounds like the sales I’ve gotten thus far are pretty solid, especially for a first time publish. I don’t expect this book to be something that ends up making much money, but I hope it’s something that people will read, and enjoy. Ultimately I hope, above anything else, to get people who read the book to write up some honest and unbiased reviews so that I might improve on my next story. That kind of feedback is far more valuable to me right now than money. In fact I have plans to offer some free copies to anyone willing to review the book.
I know it’s just a 17k word novella, but this feels like a huge accomplishment for me. My life can get very busy at times, and it has always been a challenge to finish something I start without getting sidetracked. So when I saw the book out on these websites, it was a big personal achievement for me.
Big thanks to my wife, LoraJo Bennett, for not only putting up with my time spent on it, but also for being a first rate editor. After she handed me the printed manuscript with her red ink markings, I thought to myself that I hated her editing 🙂 . And I say that in the most positive way possible! It was so thorough and well thought out, and my story, just like me, is far better having her be part of it.
Also would like to thanks Steve Umstead, JT O’Connell and Cory Patrick for their thoughts and recommendations not only on story elements but also giving me some solid editing too. Major kudos to those guys.
If you are interested in picking up Loose Ends, just click one of the links below.