So, one of the hardest parts about trying to ‘make it’ as an author is promotion. It is an unfortunate fact that, no matter how good your writing is, you can’t do it for a living if you can’t get people to buy it. And that means promoting yourself. Unfortunately, for many, if not most artists, ‘sales’ is contrary to our very nature.
A friend of mine, also an author (Jason Richter, look him up!) has a plan that seems like it won’t be nearly as painful as most self promotion techniques. It is a multi-step plan which will start right about the time I release Curdled Cuisine.
I look forward to sharing more about it once I actually start, but for right now the part that I’m working on is a series of short stories. I haven’t done a lot of short story writing in the last couple of years, so I have to ask: if I’m sending out short stories or serialized short stories to people’s e-mails once a month, how long is too long, and how short is too short?