Sunday, January 1, 2017
Moving On from Skipping Childhood
Now that my novel is published and available in both print and digital format, I’m ready to move on from “Skipping Childhood” and focus on a new goal for the upcoming year. I’m writing “Predator’s Revenge” as the second book in the series involving Deandra Baxter, so while I want to promote the first book, I can’t afford to get stuck on strictly marketing.
With the new look and design of my charmbaker.com website, I have tried to unify all my online activities and accounts. For so long, I've been scattered all over the place, and I imagine if anyone were to see my entire internet cloud, it would show.
With the help of this particular blog, I've been able to learn a few more things about myself, though not really trying to. I've come to the conclusion that part of the reason I've been all over the place with my internet activities is because I've been mentally "all over the place". But publishing "Skipping Childhood: A Novel (From Abused Foster Child to Adolescent Serial Killer)” has helped me to start pulling myself altogether (so to speak). I’m really beginning to get a better focus on the kind of author I want to be.
In order to be that author, I have to stop allowing so many other types of writing divert my attention. That means finding a sensible way to position everything I’ve done and everything I’m doing. I want to be able to benefit from it all, but not at the expense of future productivity.
With that being said, the posts for this particular blog will probably be less frequent, since I’m becoming more and more active on my primary blog and website. While “Skipping Childhood” is my latest baby and the one I’m most proud of, I can’t neglect the rest of my “kids”. Hopefully, I’ve done a good enough job of linking the sites together. Readers can enjoy the posts that have already been published here, and also feel free to follow along at charmbaker.com for more frequent and related posts.
The Book’s Future
So far, the future of my book looks promising. You can now purchase a copy of Skipping Childhood: A Novel (print version) on Amazon, in addition to the digital format of the book. Clearly, I will need to continue marketing and promoting it, and I will undoubtedly use this blog to do it. But I’m also ready to move on to the next thing, and that is writing a follow up to the story. Needless to say, I have to start prioritizing my time.
I’ll continue posting here on this blog, as thoughts specific to “Skipping Childhood” categories happen to come up. This of course is in addition to regular mentions about the book on the website. I am also open to writing posts that address any related issues that readers may have. Simply drop me an email and I will respond.
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