WORD COUNT: 48,037/75,000
We have now reached the halfway point of the 25-Day Novel Challenge! I am now entering the last third of the novel, which is coming along pretty well so far. I don’t quite know what the ending will be like, but it is becoming clearer and clearer as I get closer to it and I am confident I will be able to end the book on or before 75k words.
Anyway, in the last post, I wrote that the next book is usually a writer’s best promotion. I didn’t go into too much detail on why that is, though.
The reasoning is pretty simple: The more books you have out, the more chances you have for readers to discover your books, buy your books, read them, and then become your fans.
For example, let’s say you have only one book out and a reader buys that book. Because they like your book, they search for other books you may have written, but if you have only one out, then your reader can’t buy any others, so you don’t get as much money as you ordinarily would.
But if you have a large backlist, then your readers have somewhere to go and your chances of turning them into fans increases exponentially. Also, having a large backlist gives you a lot of promotional options, such as bundling, multi-author box sets, and so on and so forth.
That is why, as soon as I finish The Superhero’s Test, I am going to start on the sequel so I can build out my backlist for this pen name. And I highly recommend that most indies should focus on writing and publishing as many book as they can, because in modern publishing, more books generally equals more money.
Anyway, that’s all for today. See you tomorrow for Day Thirteen!