Monday, 30 November 2015

Weekly Update: November 22 to 28

Weekly word count: 0
Editing countdown: 23 of 23 chapters done

The chapter by chapter editing is done but I still have some search and destroy scans to run on words which the editor identified as overused.  Then I also have some polishing work to do.  I've got until December 9th to get the draft in to the editor for line edits.

It's gratifying to be one step closer to having Metamorphosis ready for release.

Once I've got the final run-throughs done, I can send the Advanced Reading Copies out to the bloggers who've agreed to do early reviews.

I've been doing a lot of thinking about promotion strategies.  Initially, I'd been thinking of doing a book blitz with Xpresso Book Tours and another one with Pub-Craft, which does promotional work with various romance authors.  The question is whether or not to do both promotions for Metamorphosis or do one for Revelations and one for Metamorphosis.  I've heard different theories.  Some say it's best to continue focusing on the first book of the series, since that's where most people will want to start.  Others say it's best to promote all the different books to try and cast as wide a net as possible.

I've entered Revelations in some contests, and I think that's probably a good strategy for now.  But I need to do some thinking on other options.  There's only so much time and money I'll have to spend on promotion, so I need to try and be effective with it.

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