Yes, it is hard to think but eight months ago, Chronicles first saw the light of day. This was months before the award was given in October and things looked bright as I ended book 1. Eight months down the line and things have changed radically, while I never expected any story to do well. Neither did I expect the amount of apathy for our work. How would you like to work eight hours a day for $0.30c and then to get somebody to read the book, you have to give it away?
Book 1 is dead to me now.
Book 2 is????
My editor, Julia thinks it is great, at least on that point we agree. I think it is one of my best collections to date, the dark and brooding Mark goes through hell as his soul gets taken over. I won't tell you too much, in case some kind soul buys a copy.
Julia is adamant B2 will sell
She is confident that sales from this will bring sales for B1
I am doubtful at best and more than likely a non-believer.
I believe in her judgement and my value as a writer, what I do NOT believe in is the reading public and this is based on the last 16 months. While I was building a credible scenario of anxiety and worry for Mark to fight his demons, all you wanted was the usual BS of zombies and cheap sex.
Or does she?
Yes, I know I promised I would NEVER sell out, but a writer needs to write and if CRAP is what you want to read, TRASH I will write for you. Erotica sells and I need something back for the countless hours I spent writing good works that get ignored.
The new Lana may not arrive as hoped for, why should I write for an audience who won't read?
I have plenty to read, even if the books taunt me.