I have about 3000 words written for the sequel to Dead Dwarves Don’t Dance and 8000 words written for the sequel to The Elemental Odyssey.
Back in February I got a promotion and new responsibilities at work. The new responsibilities are really draining my creative energy. I like my job and the day goes by fast, but I just don’t have the brainpower left after work to sit down and write. Alas!
Stacked on top of that is a bit of writer's block with Dead Dwarves 2. I just can’t get in the writing groove. I’m not sure about the first scene, so that 3k I’ve written might actually get cut later. Sitting down to write cyberpunk is not currently a happy experience.
So I’ve switched to working on the TEO sequel. This one is moving along quicker, I just need to write more. I’m about 10% into the first draft, when I wanted to be 100% by this time.
All this delay means, of course, that I don’t think I’ll hit my goal of two more books this year. Hopefully, I’ll get one done.
In good news, I’m working on getting print versions of Dead Dwarves Don’t Dance and The Elemental Odyssey up on Amazon.
Given that most kids still don’t have ereaders, I think a print version of The Elemental Odyssey will greatly improve sales.
Question: What do you all think is a good price for a 404-page, 6” x 9”, paperback book?
Do you think there would be a significant sales decrease at $19.99 as opposed to $14.99? Or anything in between?