Luckily for everyone, this is going to be a short update announcement. Feels like I just had one of these not too long ago, huh? Guess I’m getting better at revamping my schedules and processes in order to make better decisions for how my life is progressing. That’s both good and bad, for multiple reasons, but for now I’ll just stick to what’s going on in my crazy, busy life.
For quite a few months I’ve been able to produce at least one series (or half of a very long series) every month like clockwork. This was mainly due in part of my drive, dedication, and availability. Since starting my journey into writing and publishing on Amazon, a lot has changed.
I’m in the process of moving to a new place (where I can hopefully make my own little reading and writing nook), taking on extra responsibilities at work, and writing freelance for numerous online publications. I’ve finally started to get serious about writing as a profession, and in doing so I need to push back the things that take the most time in order to take on new opportunities.
With these changes, I’ve had to rework some of my earlier schedules and goals to fit my newfound needs. The two biggest things I’m changing are my publishing dates and next genres.
New Publishing Dates
It’s not commonly known, but Amazon’s Kindle program has a three month rotation for being subscribed to KindleUnlimited. This means that when you publish a work and subscribe into Kindle Unlimited, you can allow for your work to have freebie promotions or ‘countdown’ sales. Because your subscription only lasts three months, once you renew a work it can have freebie and countdown promotions again.
Due to the three month cycle and my time frames for publishing, at the moment I have some months of the year where three of my series can be downloaded for free or bought at reduced prices, but other months where only one series is offered. With this in mind, I’ve tweaked my schedule so that every month has at least three different series offered for free or reduced prices throughout the year.
The last 7 upcoming series will be published on:
October 31, 2018
#6: The Horrors of Redemption Series
December 31, 2018
#7: The Forgotten Murder Series
February 28, 2019
#8: The Servants of the Fallen Series
April 30, 2019
#9: The Curse of the Dog Series
June 30, 2019
#10: The Dreams of Reality Series
August 31, 2019
#11: The Week Of Karma Series
October 31, 2019
These dates are mostly set, but the titles are not and may be switched around a bit. I’ll try my best to update this article if needed.
If you read the titles of the series that are going to be published next, you’ll see that they’re a bit darker than my usual style. After The Maydale Hauntings, I found that my horror/gore writing was being received warmly by my audience, and have decided to dive a bit deeper into that genre. Though it’s not my usual genre to write, and sometimes my least favorite genre to write, I’m happy to find that others have enjoyed what I’ve created.
New Blogs and Articles
If you’re a huge fan of my writing (wow, feels weird to write that since I can’t imagine anyone loving my work so much that they follow my every move, but let’s continue as if there’s at least one), you’ll be happy to know that even though my series are going to be spaced out more, I’ll still be adding content to the website.
I’ll be adding two new sections to my website soon. One will be for comics I like to draw about the life of my cat. The other will be for articles related specifically to Japan. No, I won’t be writing about things you can do in certain cities, or how to get around, or what to buy, or anything like that. I’ll be writing about my honest experiences living as a foreigner in a country so different from where I came from. My struggles, triumphs, and everything in between will be documented in an engaging way that I hope others can connect with and learn from.
What to Expect
You can still expect me to produce engaging, interesting series, just at a slower pace than before. I’ll also be writing darker, more terrifying and foreboding series in the coming months, so be sure to skip over them if you’re the type to scare easy (like me!).
Since I’ll also have more time in between series, I might make a better effort (I won’t lie, I’ve been slacking off in this department) on getting my series converted to paperback and audio. It’s been a struggle finding the time to do so on my previous strict deadlines, but I’m hopeful that I can dive into such endeavors in the near future.
So there you have it. Six more series in the next 10 months, more content on the website, and hopefully more freelance writing across the web. As I gear up to get more serious about making a career out of my writing, I hope my audience can understand these changes and ride these waves of uncertainty with me.
Thanks for sticking around, and I hope my upcoming works will make it worth your while!