The goal to be more productive is something that most people in business desire—or what most people that do what they love to do desire. It’s even more so for writers I think because our profession is only taken seriously when we’ve actually finished something. There is already the stigma that what were doing is not really work (which I can vehemently disagree with in one whole post alone). Add to that the fact that we are arduously committing effort and time to something where the reward is on the far back end if the reward ever comes at all. That reward is not really getting paid though that can be a part of it. No, the reward is actually finishing whatever it is that we’ve written and getting the thing published. The only way that that is going to happen is if you are cranking out the requisite amount of words to get to the end. That is why it’s so important to set goals in terms of word count. That is why mine has just increased.
I have been diligently working to get the ball rolling on The Dark Corner Archives and the first updated and revised story is up and running. Because I did some many things differently and the tools have changed drastically for indie publishers, I spent more time getting acclimated to my new tools than I did revising the story.
The first book in the series, The Visitor, launched today. It has a new cover and new content. It is the shortest out of all the stories in the series but it gets the ball rolling. It is the story that brings up a lot of unanswered questions whose solution you can only find in the books that follow it. It’s free and will forever remain that way. I make it easy for you to grab a copy so click on the link and read this post now.
There are a lot of things going on behind the scenes here at R.I.U. Central. Some things are big, some small, but they are all leading to something that I’m confident will build a better experience for my 3 1/2 readers (one day, I’ll have four. I just know I will). Changes means a lot of moving around and implementing which takes time. Slowly but surely, it’s coming together and this time I’m want you to come along with me. It’s not because I believe I’m not interesting. More so it’s because I want to be honest to those who have hung in there with me all of this time. I appreciate it. Now, you’re stuck with me for good and I’m not sure if that’s a good or bad thing but if you like to read the stories I write, then I suppose it’s a good thing.
I’m making changes all over the place, not just here at my website. In all things that are connected to my website as well. There are all of these small things that when you are first starting out, you may not spend as much time as you need to spend on because you’re anxious to get something out to the world. This go around, everything will get its proper attention. In order to do that, we have to pull back everything into the warehouse, re-inventory and reorganize as we formulate a new plan.