This week finds us riding a bit of an emotional roller coaster. We are really happy with our sales of Creek House and work on our new projects. On the other hand, we’ve discovered major formatting problems with The Safe Harbor, only discovered after a reader posted a review to Amazon UK pointing out the problem. That’s why feedback is so important. How can we fix it if we don’t know? And then there’s Anne, feeling a bit isolated in Africa.
Production of new material on our Renna Olsen novel, Holly Virginia, is at an unprecedented high. With ten chapters completed in seven days, our Mom, Nancy, needs to go on vacation more often. This is turning out to be a great story and at over 65,000 words, it’s very close to being finished.
Our sales have picked up greatly and while we’re not breaking the bank or setting any records, our reviews have been great for Creek House. We just learned that reviews on Amazon UK don’t transfer over to Amazon US. We had no idea that we even had those reviews. Of course, Amazon UK is also how we discovered the major errors in The Safe Harbor. We left a comment apologizing for the mistakes and hopefully, our affected readers won’t totally give up on us.
Anne, while feeling sorry for herself in Namibia, is counting down the days until she gets to go home for a visit to Oregon. It won’t be all fun and games, though. The Litzos will be using the that opportunity to get a lot of work done before she heads back to Africa. We will also be applying for a booth to sell hard copy books at our county fair in July.
As for this week, Eric is doing re-writes on all the new material and working on another Mortuary Fly short story. He will also be going over The Safe Harbor to make sure that this time, we’ve got it 100% right. Nancy is burning her fingers typing so fast on Holly Virginia. Anne is finally getting back to work on the sequel to Exiles of Gaia. We’ve put our other projects on the back burner.
We’re still learning, a process that will probably be going on for the rest of our writing careers. We apologize, in advance, for any mistakes. They are all ours.
As always, thank you for your attention and support.
Anne, Nancy and Eric