Well…here’s number eleven. For the second time I’m falling back on one of the September stories. I actually have two new stories near completion, but I also have a sick daughter who told me she’s lonely. So there’s that, and she wins for today.
I’m also trying something a little different. I keep reaching a point at which my brain tells my fingers to stop typing for a bit. I’ve been going for a walk, or working on something besides writing when this happens…but now that we’re in Juneau (oh yeah! Alaska!) I have this theory that I might be able to just switch to another story, or another novel, and keep typing for a higher percentage of the day. Will it work? I dunno. But a couple of my recent stories have felt a little rushed, and giving myself another week to get the writin’ engine up to speed just strikes me as a good idea. And settling in to the office is good too. I’m hoping for great things. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Anyway, here’s the story:
Not for Hire
Just straight crime fiction this time. Um…don’t try this at home?
I’m making many of my stories Amazon-only for a while. Their “Kindle Unlimited” deal is very nice for short fiction. I hate to leave people out if they prefer buying stuff at non-Amazon sites, but…(1) nearly all sales and downloads, for me, have always come from Amazon, (2) while I’ve had issues with Amazon, they’ve been very responsive in dealing with them, (3) I can’t say that for any other online distributor (well, Smashwords is actually pretty nice), and (4) this may boost visibility at Amazon…kind of the core of my business. If you really really hate the idea, please let me know.