Wow, so I’m pretty excited: Yesterday I put book 1 of Midnight Moonlight up for sale on Smashwords. That’s the first time I’ve published something in even a semi-professional manner (I’ve published for free online or submitted stories to free collections in the past, but this is a full length book – and it’s the first time I’ve ever tried to put a price tag on my work).
So, yeah: I’m pretty psyched.
That said, I still intend to release the first book (at least) for free on the site. Now, I know that I’m absolutely awful at making my updates… so I wrote a script that took the full book, converted it to html, split it on the chapters, and scheduled them all for Tuesday/Thursday updates. That’s right, I’ve upped it to two a week! And they’re all scheduled, up to the last chapter (which will post on 2014/8/28). No more missed updates, and the story is guaranteed to post to the end.
When I do this with another story, I’m going to do it the same way, I think – wait to start posting until the whole thing is done, and then let the script schedule it for me.
Anyway, I suppose that’s all for now. I’ll be submitting the book to Kindle, too – and while it’s on Smashwords currently it hasn’t gone through their review to get sent to other platforms yet. So I’ll put out another update when that’s all done, too.
And now I’m on to working on the next book!