Friday, January 3, 2014

Closing up Shop

No, not this blog. My Kindle store. As I mentioned in passing in a previous post, I was considering un-publishing my fiction from Kindle and submitting them to paying markets. Well, I have now decided to move forward with this idea.

To that end, I will be taking the stories down at the end of this weekend. I’ll go through each one, do some edits and revisions, and maybe flesh some of them out a bit. Then I’ll start shopping them around to paying markets. It’s time for me to put on my big-boy underwear and try to make it as a “real” writer.

At least until I’m a household name.

I know that some of my stories have left people hanging, and that there is more to be told about the characters. My plan is to continue those stories in one way or another. Most likely, I will expand on the stories and try to work them out to be novel-length. The stories about Gortek and Pekra will most likely get a few more short story sequels that, when read all together, tell a complete narrative. I’ll shop that around as well, but they may end up in a self-published anthology down the road. Who knows?

The bottom line is, I have a hard time taking myself seriously, because I haven’t taken writing seriously. That needs to change. And it looks like 2014 is the year I will do it.

Anyways, if you have been on the fence about buying any of my Kindles, now’s the time to get them. After Sunday, January 5th, they won’t be available there anymore.


Charles Gramlich said...

Luck, man. Of course!

Christopher Blanchard said...

Good Luck, Man!

Keith West said...

Best of luck. Keep us posted on how things go.