So, as some of you might have noticed, there have been a few changes to my ‘My Writing’ section, as well as that ‘Where You Can Buy’ button over there to the right. I spent most of yesterday hopping around on all my various social networking sites getting my info updated. I’m fairly certain that I still have a few rogue profiles left out there that don’t necessarily mention From Ash, but I’ll track them down as I go. Now, even though I’m sure everyone is perfectly capable of looking at the links in the ‘My Writing/ From Ash’ section, I’ll post a link to it here: http://www.trevorzawalich.com/p/from-ash.html. Although, I gotta say, I think the new ‘My Writing’ page is pretty flashy looking with the book cover links leading to hidden blog pages.
I’d also like to take just a few moments to talk about the pricing of From Ash. I have it set at 99cents, and that’s where it’s going to stay. Normally, I’m not an advocate for rock bottom pricing for books—I think it’s unfair to authors who feel like they might have to tank their prices just to compete. On the other hand, I wrote From Ash in three days—I didn’t spend 6 months working away at it. This is not to say it’s not a polished piece; I put probably as much work into editing the book as I did Dreamstate: Dark Eyes. It’s shorter, but was in a worse state of disrepair—now it’s nice and pretty looking. Point being, it’s priced low because I feel like I didn’t have to put nearly as much work into it as I did my other books. This very well might be a weird or senseless way of pricing things, but hey, it’s also a bit of an experiment to see what it does to my sales numbers.
Anyways, on the topic of me actually writing, it’s always a little weird to get back into other books, namely Dreamstate II, after doing something else for about a week or so. I need to check my notebooks about one hundred times over to remember the little details that I’m trying to weave into the stories. This is doubly true for the Dreamstate books, as they have different plots in different worlds all happening at the same time. It’s good fun though, even if it takes a bit of time to warm back up into things. I’m missing my word counts by a bit, but mostly because I have to stop to make sure I’m spelling the name of a place or a person correctly every few sentences.
One final note, I’m fairly certain that I’ll be unlocking the free day on Saturday (May 4th) at around 10am PST. I believe that I get a full 24 hours, give or take a few minutes, for the book to be free. This way the Saturday folks, as well as the Sunday morning readers all have access to it. With any luck, at least a few new people will be introduced to my writing.