Spending more time on Twitter recently, I see as well that lots of writers are extra-pushing their books. Some are making them free, even calling them (in my opinion, rather tackily) "Coronavirus sales."
I have been working slowly on the new novel. It won't be out before probably late-2021 at the earliest. However, as we are all stuck inside...
No one is an island, and suddenly many of us feel like castaways: marooned and alone.
Aged 89, my father-in-law died unexpectedly early Monday morning (nothing to do with the stupid virus insofar as we know) at his home here in London.
After we are gone, what will be said about us? Like everyone else, I suppose authors do wonder too...
In down time sneakily I have been considering - and writing - a bit more of the next great project: the novel that will eventually be.
My "experience" since 2013 has been this. I went the "indie" route for these reasons...
It is not up to that tweeter, or to anyone else, to "suggest" what "representations" "should" appear in anyone's novel(s); they should just write their own damn books.
Novel-writing is not, for me, some sort of group project, and I will NOT pretend I think otherwise.
As Kindle book buyers we tend not to think about this unsettling question: "What happens to all of my Kindle books after I die?" Well...
So, yes, I hope there will be another volume.
Oops. I thought I was writing an email? But I was using WordPress? Gee, it's good I have nothing to hide from you guys... LOL!
A celebrity - whose reason for being is to seek popularity - backtracking and apologizing in the face of a social media angry mob is almost to be expected. But a writer must have the guts to hold their creative ground in the face of other writers' onslaught.
Some authors are remarkably petty and two-faced: they will act casually all chummy with you, but would also shove you over a cliff without hesitation if it meant they would get more attention... because writing, after all, is also very competitive.