Ten years ago, I started a novel, finished it, and laid it aside to begin another. Although the second novel was more fictional than the first, it contained more painful reality than I was able to struggle through, so I laid it aside unfinished.
Last year, I rewrote the first book, Borrowed things. It was mildly successful. I say mildly because I did little to market it. In today’s world of writing and publishing, the author is expected to play a major role in marketing – unless your name is a household word, like James Patterson or Nicholas Sparks.
Instead of marketing, I have spent this year, 2014, completing By Way of Water, the second novel. It will be available on Amazon as an e-book and a print book and on Smashwords as an e-book by mid-December. I will spend 2015 marketing and finding the next story.