Sorry I missed writing a post last Friday. I completely forgot.
I read a blog post from Dean Wesley Smith Wednesday that pretty much sums up the focus of my writing career. He calls it perspective. Here is a link to the article, which I highly recommend every writer to read.
The third novel in the Central Division Series, which I had originally planned for a late January publication, is now looking to be an either late February/early March release. Editing is taking a little longer than usual. Nothing to be alarmed about. I feel it's one of the best books I've written, and the subject (human sex trafficking is the main theme of the book) has been in the news a lot lately. I just want it done right.
Going back to Smith's post on perspective, I whole-heartedly agree with him. I sell, on average, a handful of books a month. It grows a little, here and there, but I'm not quitting and I'm not losing hope. I'm focused on writing long-term. I understand it may take a number of years to build up a loyal customer base and inventory of books.
And I'm fine with it.
Sure, I'd love the success writers like Andy Weir, Hugh Howey, and Amanda Hocking have experienced.
But I don't expect it. I'm a tiny fish in a huge ocean. I'll get there.