|Photo taken by camera in a balloon after earthquake|
Yes it happened 106 years ago, but it didn't catch my attention until just now. So I think this is a good time to wring my hands. And then I will work up to the whole Titanic thing.
This is the only way I can explain the recent deluge of articles complaining about tradpub and its dear little bookshops dying. Again, this is a process they created, it's been happening for years and now they notice?
So June. What to do, what to do? I went back to a YA I started before Unheard and I don't think I can finish it by the end of the month but July. What's it about? Me writing something not commercial. And frack you if you have a problem with it. No, that's a joke. It's about fracking, sort of. Fracking is shorthand for drilling for natural gas--hydraulic fracturing of shale.
I briefly entertained the notion of doing a nonfiction piece about fracking, shale and the impact on the communities where drilling is done. I thought this would be an ideal Amazon Single but then decided I just don't meet the resume requirements for Amazon Singles to take me seriously. I think they want real journalists (laughable concept IMHO). Of course I could always publish it as a short nonfiction piece on my own. But I'm busy and if it's a toss up between writing something that probably won't sell as nonfiction and writing something I want to write as fiction, then I choose the novel.
Kobo. I'd like to spend some time looking at each of my older books to make sure they're formatted perfectly and I didn't miss anything from 18 months ago. Now is the time to refresh any covers that might need a little facelift. Sweeps should be brought into line with Waiting For You. Maybe that will be my first project.