Blog posts come and blog posts go.

It’s been a whirlwind couple weeks. My book release went great. Two weeks ago I was attacked by dreaded tooth pain which took me out for about five days and resulted in getting a tooth removed(tooth #30 for those interested).

If you’ve ever had an infected tooth, you know the pain is damn near incapacitating. I couldn’t sleep. I couldn’t work. I could play games. I could barely watch TV. I managed to sit on the couch through the whole Hobbit trilogy, as well as watch Beerfest, The Slammin’ Salmon, and rewatch Waiting for the first time in years. Apparently, I could take off work, but I wouldn’t let myself escape the industry.

I also took the time, once I could think straight, to re-evaluate my journey and strategies in the world of independent publishing.

I have lofty goals for my books and my output as a writer. Not only what I’d like to accomplish with them, but the sheer number I would like to write.

The vast, dawning realization is what I need to do as a writer to efficiently move forward. My primary focus is my books and writing more of them, as well as marketing them effectively.

I released my first book this year, in February. I am planning on releasing my second in the second half of 2018. 2019… well, that’s a whole new beast. I’ll be shooting to release six books next year. It may seem like an insane figure, but it’s entirely feasible.

Now, with this goal comes pulling back in other areas. This blog will only be used for announcements or when something else tickles my fancy, and I feel like posting. I initially set out to talk a lot about the independent publishing industry, but quickly found that I have no interest in recreating the wheel when so many others do it so well.

The other area that I will pull back will be my ongoing series – Relay Station Alpha Six. I will continue to write it for the next few weeks, but it will come to a conclusion, instead of being the ongoing series that I originally intended. If you are interested in reading what is written of the series so far, you can sign up for my newsletter and get access.

A big part of independent publishing is being able to change as needed and learning as you go. All of these changes are in line with this philosophy. I’m excited, and I hope you are too.

See you soon,

S.D. Sheldon

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