So apparently I can’t even GIVE my books away ahahahaha oh that’s kind of embarassing. No luck at all on the Amazon.com giveaway so far. But that’s okay, I’ll try something else. I don’t know what just yet, but it’ll definitely be very some, and it’ll definitely be very thing. And one thing’s certain; there is no way that it won’t be ‘else’.
Kindle and Non-Vampire-Based Young Adult Fiction; a bad match right now? I’m starting to think so.
BJK Factoid #97: I have never understood this fascination people have with vampires. Dracula is a great book, though. If you haven’t read it, you really should. Even if you think “Oh, it’s old, it’ll be dry and boring” you should give it a try, you might find yourself surprised. Also Dracula has this huge big white mustache, seriously, they never include that in the adaptations even though it’s completely awesome.
I strongly feel that if I wrote thrillers or romance novels or ANYTHING with vampires in it I’d be doing better, even if they were rubbish. I think those are the books a lot of people buy–‘mass appeal’, possibly. I’m assuming, here, because neither thrillers nor romances (nor especially vampires) hold any appeal for me whatsoever. I wonder if authors of literary fiction have the same problem? I just don’t think most people are that interested in Young Adult Fiction, despite it being great. Or maybe I’m just worthless hahahahaha no I’m kidding, I’m okay.
Maybe I’ll rebuild myself as a ‘Cult Indie Author’. I’m so hip that no one knows who I am. You know how many people have read my books? Some obscure number, I’m sure you’ve never heard of it.
But who cares about any of that. I’m reading through Imogen Shroud on my Kindle–I resize the OpenOffice document to 3″x4″ and change the margins to .1 a side then export to PDF, makes it nicely readable on the Kindle without having to fiddle around creating .mobi files before it’s finished–and feeling good. It’s a good story, the pacing is good, the characters are good, the writing is good. I’m very, very happy with it and can hardly wait to release it so it can be ignored like all of my other books. Haha, just kidding. (Seriously though, if this one doesn’t sell I’m giving up.) And I’m happy with how Power Play is going too, reading through the outline I have–some great little moments in there I’d completely forgotten about.
Basically, even if nobody else in the world likes what I write, I still do. Sometimes, that’s enough.