I’m continuing to make progress – though I confess I’ve spent the last two writing sessions working on The Music of the Spheres, the next Jonathan Munro Adventure. I’m listing its expected word count at 86k, but I wonder if it might reach 90k by the time I’m done. Can’t really say why I’m doing this one instead of the last Jefferson’s Road novel, except that it seems right for some reason.
I think part of it has to do with how well Nicholas has been doing. I’ve been using the Amazon Marketing System to advertise the book, and Nicholas has been doing really well in the lead up until Christmas. I’m on track to earn almost doubled what I did in November, which is promising.
Then again, Nicholas is a distinctly Christian and Christmas book. So will the revenue dry up after the Christmas season? I hope it doesn’t.
But if it does, what else can I do to reach out into the Christian market? This is probably what’s been driving me toward completing TMotS. It’ll give me something I can put out there for fans of the Adventures who might be looking for something a little less… gritty? Maybe just something that’s easier to read.
On the other hand, I’m keenly aware that I have a responsibility to everyone who’s been enjoying Jefferson’s Road and eagerly awaiting the final installment. Don’t worry. I’m still working on it.
Most importantly, I’m doing whatever I can to be sure I work hard at actually writing during my designated time. The more I do this, the more I’ll be able to produce and get something done. Tonight I wrote almost 1.2K words. I probably could have gone further, but it seemed like the right place to quit.
At any rate, I’ve added the potential book cover to the books page if you want to check it out. I might need to add a little more to it. I’m not sure I’ve really captured what the story is about just yet. It feels like there’s something missing in the image. Would welcome any feedback you have on it. You can compare it to the other two covers for the Adventures that are there. I do anticipate at least two more Adventures for Jon, so we’ll see how things go. I gotta be at work early tomorrow, however, so I’m gonna sign off for now.