Gotcha! You weren’t thinking about books now were you?
But I was, I’ve been thinking about nothing but books for months. In particular I’ve been stressing about book 2 of the Vokhtah series, and the more I told myself that I needed another title out there, the less inspired I became.
And then I flirted with the idea of publishing my short stories. The only problem was, I only had four, and couldn’t seem to think of any more, or at least none that would fit into that particular theme. How could I publish such a small book? With a total wordcount of just under 6,000 words I’d read single short stories that were longer.
As you can see, I was completely blinded by my pre-occupation with -cough- size -cough-. In my head I saw a wafer thin book with a pretty cover, front and back, and next to nothing in the middle. Something like this :
And then today, as I was looking over some of those old stories, it hit me : books don’t have to be the size of doorstops any more!
Why not expand my Vintage Egg story, and publish the shorts as a $0.99 appetizer?
Or as a free giveaway?
Or, radical idea, I could bundle Postcards with Innerscape. After all, it was the short story of Emmi that inspired Innerscape!
The more I thought about things from this slightly different angle, the more excited I became. And lo and behold, my brain is now teeming with ideas about how to finish off The Vintage Egg story.
Fate truly does work in mysterious ways, and now I’m happier than I have been in quite a while. I still have to finish Vokhtah book 2, but the pressure is off. Once I have two books out there, the third will be a piece of cake.
If any of you want to read, or re-read, any of those stories, you can find them on the sidebar, under Categories/Short Stories. As for me, I’m going to go do some writing. 😀