Fatal Score launch

The e-mail campaign to get early reviewers for Fatal Score launched today for a launch in mid-November. The first chapter is here as a pdf and here if you wish to listen to it. (I’m planning to put audio up on Amazon early in 2019.)  

I have some great reviews, and, reading through the current version of the book (which is rewrite 14), I realize how indebted I am to the many writers who have helped me grow in the craft.

There is a common story among writers about the first book: we write a draft, think it’s pretty good, send out queries to agents, realize the manuscript needs more work, rewrite, rewrite rewrite.  When the book is finally as good as it’s going to be, we look back and chuckle at our naïveté.  I started Fatal Score in 2011.  Next one will be easier.

Slack Time

I am occasionally guilty of over-planning and under-executing.  That said, I’m glad to have treated the business of self-publishing seriously.  As we like to say these days, there are a lot of moving parts.

A small corner of the publishing plan

Back during my initial over-planning (February), I laid out the many steps of the process I saw ahead, and I put in plenty of slack time.  I’ve now consumed most of that precious time.  I just uploaded the Fatal Score e-book, as painstakingly modified. It’s the third such upload.  I also put up the interior material for the paperback book to two sources.

Next week, the e-book goes live, though the ‘official’ launch is November 18th.  I’ll be sending requests for advance copy readers during the next week.