I've just wrote the last word on book thirteen. It's number 85,041. I really like not being known. I haven't tweeted in months and I think Twitter will deaactivate me soon.
I've even avoided facebook for a week but put up two posts last night and got forth likes.
I make sure I respond to those that have read my books and are asking for more. I treat them with instant responses and respect. My facebook page is growing weekly and all of them are people that have purchased my book.
Other than those infrequent posts on facebook, I write more books. I have sold more books this month than any previous. Your absolutely best promotion is another book. Yesterday, nine of the top twenty books in my genre were mine.
I agree here Saxon... yet, sometimes, it doesn't pay all the bills doing what we love. I remember when I first left my engineering career to write my first screenplay... in growing my hair long and shaping up, a LOT of people started telling me I looked like Brad Pitt (his "Legends of the Fall" look was still top of consciousness)
So one time in Seattle, two ladies told me that ("Has anyone ever told you that you look like Brad Pitt?") and I replied, "Nah, he looks like Brian Shell."
The one girl goes: "Who's that?"
The other elbows her in the ribs.
If I had a nickel for each time...
That was in 1997.... and my hair's short now... but our high school photos look like a "Separated from birth" thing as my mom continues to believe... with our matching mullets.
Yo Traci, I've got a dark skinned Vanuatu wife who has 5 dark skinned sisters. Then there are various uncles and aunties. I figure there must be 47 of these because 47 arrived at my house trying to borrow money since we married. Then there are all the distant relatives from the wife's village plus all the kids which sort of pop out when they're not really expected so I reckon there must be around 300 in all.
So that's my tribe. Do you think your idea is applicable to us?