Yep, another week’s flown by. I worked hard getting my chapbook, Short Tales of Twisted Wishes, fully edited, formatted, and uploaded for launch on Kindle Singles.
With everything ready, technical difficulties of the writerly variety curbed the launch. In the end, and after working late last night to try to get them resolved, the only acceptable option was to take a slightly different route and another week. How, you ask? And why?
Length, time, and patience were the culprits. The book was too short in word count. The time needed for vetting the project was too long to do Singles. And my patience level—with self as much as anything—had approached the breaking point; hence, the new direction and an additional week.
One of the things writers learn over time is the flexibility in thought, planning, and execution is crucial to getting things done. And success, too, on whatever level one anticipates. Well, I flexed to loosen those mental muscles of mine. This is my solution.
Another group of flash fiction stories, using the same theme and the original chapbook, will be added. The difference between the two groups is old world vs. modern world. The pairing can work. The only reason the chapbook hadn’t used that formula to begin with was a desire on my part to put each grouping in its own book.
So there you have it, peeps; a longer chapbook for priced slightly higher and a week later than projected. It will go through KDP Select instead of Singles.
Plans are in the works to launch a new chapbook of flash fiction every six to eight weeks in series. Those small volumes will run counter months to the episodes of Wisher’s World, another fantasy story in the works for a while.
Also, now you all have a broader glimpse of some changes being made to my platform and my working life. Speaking of which, I just had a literary short story accepted at an Australian e-zine, Cats With Thumbs. I’ll stop in and post a link to it when it goes live.
My book, How to Slay a Writer’s Dragon, is due for an update in the next couple of weeks, as well. It’s slated to have a new cover, title, and additional text. So, get those cursor’s ready for some serious clicking, folks.
That’s it for today. Stand by for other announcements in future. Have a terrific week and keep the words flowing.