Unleashing Saint Christopher
One thing I’ve learned, and I’ve learned it all too well, is the capriciousness of the publishing industry. Once upon a time, back when I decided I wanted to make my living as a writer, I believed, I honestly did, that all that was necessary for success was for one to write a good book. I am embarrassed now by my naiveté. I have worked on the inside of the publishing world and I have struggled on the outside, and I can tell you in no uncertain terms that having ability, being able to tell a good story, is only one component to the machine, one piece to the puzzle, and is not even always the largest or most important piece. There are countless good books that will never see publication. And then there is FIFTY SHADES OF GREY. There is no sure-fire formula for success.
Sales for my ebook THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, well, in the interest of frankness, they sucked. I don’t think I’m going to make any more money off that one; for sure I won’t by just letting it sit on the shelf, collecting digital dust. There is no formula for success. All you can do is keep working, keep putting yourself out there, try to get as many eyes as possible on your work. On that note, then, I have decided to start releasing the novella right here on this site, one chapter at a time, free of charge for the whole world to read.
Keep baiting hooks and throwing lines in the water. That’s the only formula I know of that works. I believe THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF is quality work. I am proud of it. I’m not hesitant to have my name attached to it. And I want as many people as possible to read it. For every person who reads a piece of my work and is impressed with it, that helps me get to my goal: selling more stuff, getting paid for it.
I hope you’ll give the book a try. I think you will enjoy it. I mean, I have a werewolf fighting as a gladiator in the Roman Colosseum, raiding ships as a pirate, going off on a quest to locate a lost city in a primordial jungle, and doing battle both with a vampire and with the king of all werewolves. If that doesn’t snag your interests, I’m just clueless as far as interest snagging goes.
Look for the first installment of THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF coming next week!
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
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