No, I’m not re-enlisted. I am, of course, referring to Shore Leave 2018. It was a wonderful three days
I sold a few more books than I have the last few conventions, which was nice.
Even better though was to see a few readers I’d met last year. Amanda, thank you for stopping by and telling me you liked the book! I had a few people come by just to say they liked the book, and that really means a lot to me. Obviously I want to make writing my full-time occupation, but the real goal is to entertain people with my books. I’d rather sell ten books and everyone like them rather than sell 10,000 books and only ten people like them. I really would. Sure, I’d rather sell 10,000 books and have 9,000 people like, but the point is I want to know people enjoy my stories.
I was privileged to be at a panel about binge watching shows to improve writing. I’ll get that video uploaded soon.
I also ran into a few vendors I’ve come to know along the way. Conventions are always a fun time, and I just wanted to say this was a particularly fun one.
I didn’t get away to meet any of the guests this year, but that doesn’t change how awesome they are. It’s just an indication of how driven I am to tough it out at the table.
I have one more event in September (Baltimore Comic Con). I hope I finish the year of strong. No matter what, I increased my total number of convention attended. Next year, I already know I want to expand my radius to meet new readers. I also want to do a full 12 conventions. The plan is to continue to grow and build product, which is good because The Power of Words is just about done, and Repressed is equally close to being finished. Stay tuned for an announcement on The Power of Words as well.
If you were one of the people who bought my book at Shore Leave, please know I’m honored you gave my work a chance. No matter what you fell about the book, please feel free to leave a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads. Those things really help out.
Thanks for reading,