It's February already. I haven't blogged since I wrote my New Year's Post in early January. I just looked over my plan for 2013 and I'm happy to say I'm on target with most of what I laid out. That's good news. How's it going with your resolutions and plans? If you discover your best laid plans for 2013 have already gone astray, don't be a groundhog and give up on them. Reverting back into your hole isn't going to accomplish anything, especially your goals. Heck, it's only February. Pretend that tomorrow is the beginning of the year and start over.
That's what I'm going to do with the few plans I let slide last month. Just start over. My dad used to tell me "You can't fail unless you stop." In other words, if your plans have all gone to hell, but you keep trying, you haven't failed. Just give it
One of the things I did accomplish in January was finishing up the rewrite of my fun, paranormal novella, I Want You Back. If you're a member of my fran club The 25, I want you to know that the book will be available for you, FREE as promised, some time late February or early March. This book will not be available to regular buyers. It will only be available to members of The 25, and like I said, it's FREE. If you're not a member of The 25, but you've purchased a book or two of mine and consider yourself a fan, I suggest you join. What is The 25?
Several months ago I got the idea to build an online group of fans that supported me as an author. In John Lockes' book How I Sold A Million Ebooks in 5 Months he said while we'd all like to have 10,000 fans we can rely on to buy our books, start with twenty-five. So that's what I did. I sought friends and fans (frans) who liked me and my books and wanted to support me. I call my group The 25... get it? Of course, I hope to have 10,000 of you out there as members one day, but the name will always remain The 25. You can read the initial The 25 post HERE. Anyway, if any of you reading this would like to join The 25, just email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will add you to the list. I have big plans for us this year. All members get to participate in events, member only contests, as well as the free copy of I Want You Back as my way of showing my gratitude for being my fran.
In other news, I'm happy to announce that my latest book, Heaven Sent has been getting some great reviews. I tried really hard to make this the best of The Falling Angels Saga so far, and from what people are saying, I've succeeded. Check out my awesome reviews here: AMAZON. GOODREADS. I could still use more reviews on my Amazon pages (US and UK). Those pages are looking a little anemic. If you've read the book and enjoyed it, why not stop by my page Amazon and leave a short review. It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
A few of you were promised autographed copies of Heaven Sent for participating in my cover reveal last November. The hard copy of the book still isn't ready yet. I saw in an email they had some problems with the spine. As soon as it's available, I'll be getting your books out to you. I haven't forgotten you.
Many of you have asked about the fourth and final book in the saga. My publisher requested he have a draft in August, and if I get it in on time, you should see the final book around the end of the year. Once again, I'm going to take my time with this one. I want to knock your socks off with this last book in the saga. Oh, yeah.
That's it for now. I just wanted to touch base. Now I need to get back to writing. I hope everyone had an awesome January and your February is getting off to a good start.