During the last few months, I wrote Presidential Assassins. The editing of it and so forth took time, but it is quite good.
The quite good is a quote from some of my beta readers and some initial feedback.
One of my readers told me that my book reads a lot like some movie that is being advertised currently. I have not seen the leads for it, but it is about a shadow government and assassins.
My novels are selling well, and people are giving me good feedback thus far. Someone was telling me that if you write a book where the hero is a kick-ass woman nobody will buy it. FFS! Did they happen to see the movie Wonder Woman?
I don’t like misogynist at all. Women can indeed be badass assassins, just as good as Tom Cruise.
This novel is aching for another volume. Waiting to see if enough readers demand it. I hope that they do. I already have some ideas of where I would take it.
If you take the time to read it, let me know what you think.
Before I get an agent, you can acquire my novels very inexpensively. Why? An agent has a team of people who they assign your book to. Some editors fix the participles and antecedents and split infinitives. They look for grammar punctuation and of course inconsistencies in the story.
Now they do other things as well, they look for parts of your story that need punching up or deleting.
I liken this part of the process to what my art instructor did to me on several occasions.
I would paint this exquisite painting that I loved and then she would come by and tear it apart. One time she took a rag full of turpenoid, (odorless turpentine) and wiped the canvass clean. Well, it was a gray mess. I was gobsmacked! I was happy with mediocrity, and she knew I could do better. Painfully she was right, I could, and did.
Agent’s, if they take you on as a client can push you to the next level. Now I know that my books even though they are selling around the world with the right agent, they could be a lot better.
Query letters and begging for representation is not my thing. Query letters take a minimum of four hours to produce. In four hours I can write at least one chapter, and maybe two.
My time is worth something to me. I need an ROI and “if you never hear from us consider it a pass.” Does not get it!
These books will make some agent a ton of money and right now that money is going to Amazon and Smashwords who push them out to the big e-tailers like Barns and Nobles.
Of course, Smashwords and Amazon don’t do anything for their 30 odd percent. By anything they don’t advertise them, they don’t edit them or create the cover art. They don’t even read them and tell you what might need to be fixed. They host them on a site, and the rest is up to you.
I recently plugged myself into to a writers guild with hopes of making connections and getting others to critic my work. Stay tuned in here, as I will be blogging about it.
If you follow me, you know that I am about paying it forward. If I can assist any of you in your endeavors through what I am learning, you can count on me doing so.
Thanks again for the follows, retweets and indeed if you are one of my customers, you rock!
People are buying these books all over the globe, and it is heartwarming! I appreciate it, I genuinely do.
Much Love! -TW