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2015 Q2 Goals and Updates

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FireweedTrail-400I’m late to the party, I know. But with good reason: I’ve been busy.

As of Tuesday, April 7, I published that KindleWorld tale I mentioned beginning late last quarter. I can now speak more freely about it. The friend whose KindleWorld I helped launch is mystery/police procedural novelist Toby Neal, whose Lei Crime series is a popular one among mystery fans and lovers of Hawaii alike.

My tale, Fireweed Trail, was one of eight launch titles that have been burning up the sales charts on Amazon since their debut on April 7, when Toby’s KW launched. It’s a thrill to be part of the launch, to be asked to help out, and to reach new readers with my work. For all that, I’m deeply grateful to Ms. Neal, and a special “Aloha!” to her. You should check out the entire set of eight titles, not just mine; they are all, of course, Amazon exclusive titles.

And so, now to set new goals for myself for Q2 2015 for ROW80.

1. Get back to Razed and finish that tale, then get it ready for submission to Kindle Scout/Kindle Press. Yeah, it’d be nice to have Amazon’s full backing for my next project, which is a zombie thriller combined with a unique coming-of-age tale. And yes, I said zombie, but in the horror sense, not the zombie apocalypse sense. It’s proven to be a popular concept so far over at Write On from Amazon, so hopefully that’ll translate.

2. Gather my Spoiled Rotten trilogy into one volume and re-release it as a novel. (Revise as needed, based on Write On feedback.)

And frankly, that’s all I think I really need to do between now and the end of June to have a successful quarter. So that’s it.