Good Tuesday To You

After a few abortive attempts, I’m once again running a month-long pair of advertising campaigns through Amazon Marketing Services for Parallax while I write Parallax: Genesis. I say abortive because setting up a stable writing budget to fund this endeavor proved to be something of a challenge and I prefer to err on the side of caution with respect to these things.

But I did it and I’m glad I did because despite all the romantic notions I’ve ever held as a writer, making a living at it requires some sacrificing and hard work. After all, you can’t eat fun though you can eat FOR fun. Of course, it costs me very little on average to put out a book even though I would prefer to have some kind of return on my investment and have my books pay for themselves (and me) over time. Balancing a Day Job and a Writing Career isn’t as fun as you would imagine.

I’m still coping with the effects of putting Lights and Shadows on hold but anything is possible with it including revising it later as a future episode of a new series I’ve thought about doing after The Parallax Trilogy is complete involving John Pratt and his merry band of wandering do-gooders.

Anyway, that’s what I’m up to at the moment. Back to outlining Parallax: Genesis so have a great day. 🙂


4 thoughts on “Good Tuesday To You

  1. The trials and tribulations of being a writer, eh? If I had known there was so much involved in self-publishing, I might not have started into it! (But always glad I did.) Hind-sight is always powerful! Thanks for your insight.

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    • Yep, it is definitely an education and not for the faint of heart…hehe. I went into the whole thing with eyes wide open so I have managed to keep the bad surprises to a minimum. One of my goals has always been to create a “set and forget” system that would allow me to focus more on writing the books and less on the housekeeping items. Thanks for your reply. 🙂

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