Apparently writers are supposed to have a blog, so here it is.
I expect this blog to evolve as my fledgling writing career develops. I really hope it becomes a career and not just a hobby. Hobby is such a ridiculous childish word. If it sounded a little more mature I may be okay with it, but “hobby” seriously.
I was going to say that I will try my best to keep this blog updated, but it seems like I would be setting the stage to cop out and not update it every couple of weeks. So I won’t say that. I’ll say that I WILL keep the blog updated. I should add that I will have more incentive to keep this blog going if a few more people read my book. Just sayin’.
I was really excited to release Ancient Evil on January 1 — well as excited as I get, I am pretty low key. I had all these dreams of the book taking off. All I needed to do was join Twitter (@BrentJGriffiths) and schedule a couple of free days and Bob’s your uncle, people would start buying and posting reviews and I could turn my attention to finishing book two. It’s not really worked out that way. It’s a lot harder than that.
The two free days I scheduled in January did OK, 77 downloads and 50 downloads respectively. I even got a couple of sales. When I say a couple I really mean a couple — 2 sales. It was pretty depressing but also a wakeup call. Writing a novel is just the start. If you want people to read your book you need to make sure that readers are at least aware of it… hence the blog.
That’s all for now. I’ll do my best to keep this blog updated.