I ran another targeted promo yesterday and it completely bombed. Dragon Blue has been sliding back down in the rankings, so I was hoping to get a nice boost, but the promo was a complete bust. Ah well. Live and learn. It was targeted specifically to readers of paranormal romance, but the exposure of the promo must just be awful. I’m keeping a spreadsheet of which ones worked and which ones didn’t, so I’ll be much better positioned for the next book in the series.
Speaking of which, I’m wrapping up the giveaway novella today. I’ll do some editing tomorrow, then send it out to my mailing list. I hope everyone on my list likes it. The story is pretty short, but I really like the characters and the plot is super-fast-paced and punchy. It might even be too fast-paced. sometimes I need to remind myself to slow the action down a little bit and describe more of the scenery and what’s going on in my hero/heroine’s head. This is a single-POV story, and I feel like I’ve done a decent job with that, but we’ll see on edits.
Then either Friday or Monday I’m going to dive head-long into the next book in the Dragonlords of Xandakar series, Dragon Red. I may not actually start writing until mid-next-week. I want to do a little more outlining than I did for Dragon Blue, with an eye to the story arc that spans the entire series. I’ve got some rough ideas in mind, but I want them a little more solidified before I write the first page.
I’m not expecting much performance out of my books until the next release, but you never know.