Well, I think most of you would say, darn it Susan you haven't learned a thing. And I could see why you'd say that. Two years ago I jumped into Indie book world releasing a complex coming-of-age series, The Half Shell Series, that starts in the 80s.
While the series has been received beyond my expectation, I did get a lot of emails with things like "I don't normally read books set in the 80s" or "The Girl on the Half Shell is a great story, but it would sell better if you hadn't set it in the 8os."
But I'm a crazy granny with a road map. I had to start there to get to where we were going.
Now, I'm holding my breathe for the "I hate the 60s" comments, but to be fair, I did include the 70s(completely blah decade) the 80s, the 90s(I really had a good time in the 90s) and present time, and the end of Jack's story, and very excited to discover tucked in Jack's story I found another "The Girl" Madison, Jack & Linda's daughter, in 2017 The Girl of Sun & Sand(Sun & Sand Series Book 1) and unlike Sand & Fog, where each of the 6 books is a standalone with HEA, Sun & Sand will be a 3, maybe 4 book, continuing series.
Time to go back to my release roots and have a little bit of fun with a new girl and another steamy romance into the unexpected.
So, what have I learned after this last release? Well, my sales numbers aren't great. I have no reviews which is pretty much considered an Amazon kiss of death for selling a book. I'm exhausted. This was a long freaking book, and I'm curled up reading an ARC by Andrea Smith during my week of Randy's, you are not allowed to write, Susan.
I didn't learn anything this release...
I'm still doing things the Susan way...
Nope, this release affirmed how much I love writing, the joy of telling a tale the way it takes form inside of you without any consideration for the practical realities of trying to sell a good, and how lucky I am to have such marvelous readers willing to take the unexpected turns with me on each book.
Thank you all and as ever I wish you Peace.
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