IWSG: Regrets?

It’s time again for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Posts go up the first Wednesday of each month. Read more posts and/or join in here.

Question of the Month: As you look back on 2017, with all its successes and failures, if you could backtrack, what would you do differently?

I recently posted a retrospective of 2017 in terms of my writing, and overall it’s been a really good year. However, that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t do some things a little differently! For one, instead of releasing one book in February and another in May, I’d have spread them out more. I had strong sales over the summer, but due to a lack of anything new (except my Moriarty story), things began slumping come October. Well, I attribute at least some of that slump to having no other big release. I know part of it is probably holidays, too. I really should write something seasonal . . .

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7 thoughts on “IWSG: Regrets?”

  1. There is always something taking our focus from where it needs to be. Your books look great. I need to check out your Moriarty series. I bet me and my daughters would love it. Have a wonderful 2018!

  2. I think it’d be fun to write something seasonal. I’m so focused on trying to get just one manuscript to the completed stage it never even occurred to me to think about what happens afterwards in terms of sales if you don’t have new releases teed up.

  3. I’ve read, during recent research, that spring and fall are the best times to release a book. No idea how true it is, but the logic was that winter is holidays and recovery from those holidays, and summer is vacations and breaks from online.

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