Everything is late – because I was working up some books that were built to profit on a current fad, instead of doing what does me best…
The Great Writing Audience Challenge – Week 09 Results
Skipped this week, as below.
Book Sales: Next sales analysis is Mar 15 for Feb sales. Yes, this has passed, but let me tell you what happened…
- zip, zilch, nada.
Fiction Books In Progress:
- Three public domain books on Pandemics (plus a non-fiction PD book as their cure.)
- Book Four (01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, Anth)
- Raising Felicity (series?) -> What Their Eyes See -> Book Five
- Two Ghost’s Salvation Book Two (series) -> Book Three
- Wolfer’s Nation -> Book Three
- Case of the Sand Dune Demise, Death and the Dreamcatcher, The Doorbell Rings > Book Five
Non-Fiction Books In Progress:
- Think Rich and Grow Richer (in research)
- Breakthrough Copywriter (update)
Courses in Progress:
- “Strangest Secret” (now in beta),
- “Get Everything You Want Out of Life”, (now in beta)
- “If You Can Count to Four…” (now in beta),
- “Completely Change Your Life in 30 Seconds” – still in alpha.
- Copywriting/Marketing – pre-alpha
- Raising Gentle Cattle – pre-alpha
- Think Rich and Grow Richer – pre-alpha
This is another great example of “do as I say, not as I do.” Or, “given enough rope, a person will hang themself.” Or “you can’t zig through life without occasionally zagging.”
In other words, I got into something deep and now have to extract myself.
A meeting has haunted me this week, as well. First, I was behind this week as I had chosen to get some public domain (PD) books out which were about the pandemic. It turns out that these are currently popular, and looked to be an fast turn-around.
Not so fast.
Because the subject is a horror story. And it’s fueled by fear, like all horror.
I went out to a meeting and met with a guy there who was typically critical and fearful of life, but had to be the authority for things – in short, he was right and everyone else was wrong, and the world was going to hell and there was nothing we could do about it. We argued. I finally shut up. And will probably not attend a few meetings until this overblown pandemic nonsense is over.
Look, I’ve been on this farm through SARS, swine flu, ebola, H1N1 – all of these. And never got sick. Nothing happened. Because it’s a remote farm and I don’t visit anyone much. Too busy researching, writing, publishing. (We did get sick once when a family member who works with the homeless came back and got us all sick from one of those people who had come in with a nasty bug. We were over it in a few days. Of course a sister came by, knowing we were sick, and then complained later that her family had all come down with it – and we were somehow to blame. *Sigh*)
The news is that way as well. Constantly critical and blaming someone or another.
And I make a point of keeping a channel of articles curated which is only positive news and helpful tips.
Meanwhile, I was irritated over this numbskull I had to deal with at this meeting.
Only last night/early this am did I realize that it was my own fault. Because I had followed a tip to republish a book on a global pandemic written by Mary Shelley (Frankenstein). That turned into three books, one of which was a collection of short stories. And then I found that this was all very depressing – so I picked back up a book I was messing with about “positive mental attitudes” and put an exceprt from this in the back of each of those.
Meaning, I now had a fourth book to produce.
All way off my planned work. So this then becomes its own lesson.
Probably today, I’ll get all of those published. And get back to my regular work of sorting out copywriting material. Of course, this pandemic scare (once again from China – like SARS and H1N1) is just grist for the mill.
Anyway, that’s the lesson this week. I’ll post the links to that book on the next report, which is due (for me) on Sunday.
Last week’s to-do’s:
- Sun: This analysis & emails – emails: yes, analysis: no
- Mon-Tues: New fiction book written and published. – nope
- Evenings: Re-queue perennial podcasts. – some
This week’s to-do’s:
- Sun: This analysis & emails –
- Mon-Tues: Wrap up PD books and get back to marketing books –
- Evenings: Re-queue perennial podcasts. –