I wrote a couple of days ago about the wonderful unknown that was swirling around with one day before my novel’s launch.
So how does that jive with the opposite feeling? The “one day after”? Are they truly polar opposites? Does the day after have as much let down as the day before has anticipation?
No, not really, but it was a bit of a wake up call.
I suspected that the novel would start slow, and it did. I have some amazing friends and family members who came together on the first day and gave me a big smile on my face. My author rank on Amazon is currently higher than it’s ever been, even with my relatively popular G.I. Joe novels.
I have experimented with Facebook ads and a Twitter-based marketing surge, but so far I’m not seeing amazing results. They’re fine, though. I can’t complain.
In reality, I am writing these words and releasing these novels to entertain, and whether I’m entertaining 20 people or 20,000 people, I’m good with that. And yes, things generally start slow, and hopefully they’ll ramp up. If they don’t, that’s fine, too.
The fact is, I was keeping so busy preparing for the big launch, now that things are up, I’m left wondering what I can do next. If all the online articles are true, it’s now time for that mysterious foggy process of “marketing”. Let’s see how THAT one goes.
Stick around, the ride’s just beginning!
If you want to be a part of that ride, head over to Amazon and pick up The Fog of Dreams. I think you’ll enjoy it.