I’ve been meaning to post (I’ve got a Soundtrack Sunday partially done) but…*gestures*
I’ve still got a handful of people who keep up with me via the blog, though, so here’s proof-of-life–not dead!
I’m working this week, and I should just squeak by for rent and bills and still be able to take next week off. I’m not doing Christmas or anything, I’m too broke and I’m still dodging the plague so I don’t hang out with other people. I do have a pile of gifts to open because I am very lucky and apparently can’t cancel other people’s Christmases. Yet.
My grand plan is to eat cheese and crackers and veggies, and listen to records, and write, and be left alone. I’m going to make sangria which shouldn’t bother my liver too much.
I suppose I should do some kind of year-end thing? A recap? I don’t know, I’m tired.
I did this for Patreon though, and I don’t think I posted it here yet. It’s a reminder that I did a lot this year even though it didn’t feel that way.
“Mystery at Red Fox Lake” wasn’t a traditional release but a thank-you gift for preorders, and I’m still counting it. Three major releases and a paperback of Soul Spell, plus I wrote four whole new books. And then all those Patreon shorts (last one for the year posts the end of this week).
I am really excited for Taiga Ridge next year. I think it’ll appeal to a particular type of reader, but those who are looking for a book like that should be happy with it.
Solomon’s Seal is on for $1.99 at Kobo US/CA and Kindle US ($2.99 CA) until Jan 2. As I was just saying at the Blue Place, my sales are absolutely abysmal this month (even Kobo??? weird!), and in talking about it, several other people said their sales are the same. Maybe everyone will get gift cards for the holidays and spend then, but if you’re so inclined, please consider recommending them in your book circles. The best sales months I had this year were when someone did that at popular blogs (or when Dweller went out in a Kobo VIP email). Those recommendations matter.
To that end, I should go through my own lists of books I’ve read this year and post some recommendations, but I’ll maybe wait and see what I get through next week. Usually current reads are something I post at my Discord server.
I’ve also put ebooks on for 50% off at Payhip, coupon code ENDOFYEAR50 for those who prefer to buy direct.
So, premade covers–between AI and Twitter tanking, I stopped doing them, but engagement at Bluesky is much higher than Twitter’s been in over a year. I haven’t sold any yet, but I’m giving it one last shot. To that end, there’s a final sale until early January, just to see if there’s any life left in that market. Enter the coupon code LASTSALE at checkout (excludes items already on sale, as the old ones are like $30) for 30% off.
That’s kind of it here. I still have to get my last few Christmas cards sent out, and tomorrow and Wed will be work days, and I’ll clear out my inbox for the year. If I don’t get around to posting again, happy holidays whatever you celebrate. Or, at the very least, I hope 2023 doesn’t kick you one final time on its way out.