And the reality sets in…

I had three days of high, high, HIGH!  And I’m really grateful that the release weekend went so well. Just over 1600 copies downloaded (1599 during the 3 days of promotion), amazing.  And then by yesterday afternoon I started feeling the panic of what happens next.

Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) will not allow you to not charge; you have to charge something, and the lowest price is $.99.  There is no way around it.  At least not what I could find.

So, here’s how I’m looking at it.  I had an excellent sprint up the first 400 meters, but the run is actually going to be several miles.  I’m telling myself it will be fine.  Fine-a-roo.  But deep down, I’m thinking… Oh poo!

I was hoping that the MAJOR effort was behind me.  But it’s not.  So, I’m sending out queries to book bloggers to review the novella.  I’m hoping that a healthy fraction of those that purchased Origin of the Sphinx will review it on Amazon and Goodreads, and like me on FB.  I’m joining more social media (something that I had successfully avoided up until a month ago), and finding more resources to help with advertising.

I’m going to have to start being more committed to my exercise, especially taekwondo.  Breathe, center myself, strike through a board.  There is something immensely gratifying about breaking something.

With some effort, and help from my friends, I’ll hopefully break through the barriers.  And one way or another, I believe it will all work out for the best.

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