What I did after launch day…

Actually launch day, as eventful as it was leading up to it, I took a major breather.  I slept, I did family and friend things and most importantly did not ONCE look at my sales ticker.  I didn’t want to be overjoyed or depressed.  Understanding that I’m an Indie Author I realize there are things that go with that.  First….I don’t have a big name.  Second….I don’t have a big publishing house behind me.  What does this mean for me?  A lot more work, but ultimately the traditionally published author and I have one thing in common….our chances of success.  They don’t have a huge marketing team behind them either; it makes no sense but that’s the gosh darn truth unless they are a huge household name.  Of course I would choose Indie over the other because I like knowing what I’m getting into and not be let down by a house meant to protect me and show me off.

This is my second go-round and I am quite certain I’ve figured out plenty since the first.  If you have read my blog from the beginning or checked through the archives you will realize marketing/social media and I have had our time in the ring.  I’m stubborn and confused.  You can throw numbers around and TELL a person what works, but in actuality there is no algorithm on current human behavior so it’s a crap shoot.  Your determination plus lots of luck is what gets you places.  We’ll use Instagram and things of the like as an example.  The interaction/follows/likes don’t add up, especially on Instagram.  I can post the exact same thing on my author accounts as I do the private ones (really, Is Instagram really private though?) and a funny thing happened.  With the same exact picture, caption, and hashtags I get more interaction on the private one.  On there I have twice as many followers and I can honestly say it’s not because they’re all friends I’ve met in real life.  So what gives?  Logically speaking they should be identical but they’re not.  That is why I give up on trying to mathematically figure out what in the world is going on in people’s minds.  The best I can do is keep trying to figure things out.

I would LOVE to get the word out.  I would LOVE for people to enjoy my work and even be a bit more fantastic by leaving a review.  I’m obviously not in it for the money, I do it because I love it.  The biggest thing I would LOVE???? More interaction; I’m a people person not someone destined to be the only voice in the room.

SO BACK TO WHAT I DID ON LAUNCH DAY….by the end of the day I was in the company of two fabulous friends sitting around the table drinking pumpkin spice coffee (yes I’m one of THOSE) and enjoyed myself.  I think I’ll leave the stressing for another day don’t you think?  There’s only so much confusion I can handle.

Now to keep interacting with everyone and I’ll be right as rain.

Advertisements

Did you catch the first teaser yesterday?

If you didn’t happen to catch it, I released an exclusive sneak-peek into my second book, Of Darkness and Light, the second in The Vampire Realm series.  If you haven’t, check out this mighty link and it will take you there.  I’ll wait.

pssssttt click me!!!!

So now that you’ve read it, what are you thoughts?  Are you intrigued by what seems to be an internal battle within Tessa’s mind?  Do you think she has the capability of turning out to be like her foes or does she have that light of hope for a better future inside of her?

Find out more as I release weekly excerpts, tidbits, or news about my newest venture.

I am sure excited and hope that you all will join me as we gear up for what will be a fantastic story of old enemies, new enemies, war, growth, vengeance, a little bit of love hidden in there somewhere, a dash of the unexplainable and more than anything the lives of the characters you met in Rise of a Queen just two years ago.  New ones will come into your heart and give you the feels, whether good or bad.  This book will remind you that the Krones may have been defeated but the fighting has only begun.