Book #02 in the hands of the first Beta reader and work has started on the next 2.
I am a bit nervous as my beta reader has already picked up on a chapter that I had removed as I didn’t feel it fitted and commented that it should be returned and I fear what else she mind find.
I have also started work on the rewrite of book #03 and Dragon World: Exiles is now up to 14K on its rewrite. I have an idea how I am expanding this version from its short story, but at the moment I need to do some planning on how some of the background characters fit.
I have also made some progress on my Treatise on the Evolution and Existence of Dragons but that keeps grinding to a halt due to artwork.
I am tired and in need or rest and not work, maybe I should go in a joyride in the Æther Shadow and let it just fly where the wind takes it.
This happened to an author of my acquaintance. She got an email from a “fan” and the gist of it was this:
Dear Ms. Author.
I really like your books. I think they are well-written and I enjoyed reading them. (So far, so good, right? Hang on.) However, I have returned them all because you priced them at $0.99 to $2.99, and that is too much to pay for them. I can’t afford to pay that much for a book, even though I liked it. In the future, can you make sure you make all your books free so I don’t have to return them?
And, when the author in question blocked this “fan” (and it seems, reported her as an abuser of the return system on ebooks), she sent another email chastising the author for blocking her and forcing her to open a second account (presumably to harass the…
I keep finding odd bits that need cleaning up in the editing section but the formatting is almost complete and after a rocky morning of bug fixing managed to get scrivener to compile it correctly. Still some things to sort out (artwork being top of the list), but thoughts now turn to the rear section. I have added the author biography and a page liking to the first book but now I find my self thinking about adding previews of the next two books that are (time line wise) also due out.
I still haven’t finished Exiles (which is also due this year), but atleast the deadline is looking like it will be possible.
I have been looking into setting up a Patreon account in order to raise funds and like many others I feel like it’s the wrong thing to do and I keep getting stuck on the same questions
What can I offer that will entice people to invest in me?
Am I really worth receiving investment?
Is it really worth it?
Is this really the best way to go about seeking investment?