I am writing to wish everyone a great holiday season and a happy new year. And if you don’t celebrate the holidays, then have a happy December 22, 2016!
Some of you have heard from me a LOT lately, especially those authors who have expressed interest in my survey (under development) to promote your works to readers who enjoy independently published works of literary fiction. On the other hand, there are a lot of you who haven’t heard from me in a while, particularly those who have expressed interest in my novel, Billy Maddox Takes His Shot.
My writing hasn’t dropped off the map though admittedly it has become slightly sidetracked by this new survey I’m beginning to develop to help other authors find readers who might enjoy reading their work.
My professional background in marketing has made it irresistible for me to try and find a way to break open a particular independent authors’ market. Readers of literary fiction tend to be more traditional, meaning they shop in brick-and-mortar bookstores for the most part. That’s too bad considering there are likely a lot of independent works published in an electronic format that deserve to see the light of day.
But it’s not my intent to start ranting, merely to drop a quick line to wish everyone a happy 2017. For some of you, it’s been a good year. For others, maybe not so great. But a new year is a new start, and no matter what our personal circumstances, it’s always good to remember what it is we’re grateful for.
So here are three things I’m grateful for. My son, my health and the freedom, energy and resources to continue writing. And I’ll add a fourth thing too: this community of readers who has helped me celebrate the publication of my first novel in 2016 and the authors who have demonstrated support and participation in this community dedicated to a successful future for independently published literary fiction.
Have a blessed and happy new year, everyone.
And, if you feel like it, share three things in the comments section below for which you are grateful.