I haven’t figured out what to do with this page this month. There’s a year’s worth of fiction writing samples (Free Fanfic) at this link here, but it seems to have weened interest. Perhaps I should post ‘Pictures of Dogs Wearing Funny Hats.’ Maybe revive clips from old Benny Hill Shows? Political Memes? (Oooh, now that is a consuming, self-destructive idea.) Perhaps, I can get Geico to sponsor me–Jake Elliot Fiction brought to you by Geico.
See–dogs wear hats. Sure beats a Geico commercial, eh?
This webpage is going to change soon. I’m letting go of this custom design and returning to a WordPress template. In my “Summer of Marketing” I consulted with a marketing specialist who said this site was unreadable for colorblind folk. He said I could be missing up to 10% of my audience with this color scheme. This month, the dues for my custom template are expected, so instead of paying, I’ll revert back to a generic looking page.
News about my books—I’m about to do something radical. I’m going to pay the kill fee on my contract with Damnation Books—soon. I’m not sure exactly what will happen next, but I need my books priced better, and presented with stronger editing. 66% of The Wrong Way Down has been revised, and I’ll soon seek out a professional editor to sweep up my bread crumbs. (Book Two, Crossing Mother’s Grave will see very few changes, but most significantly, a price reduction. Damnation Books’ pricing is killing this awesome book.)
Book three is technically done, but there are a few saggy parts that need uplifting. Since I’m rebooting the series without my current publisher’s folly, book three will just need to sit on a back-burner for a little longer. If all goes well, I’ll reissue the first two books before mid-year 2014 and will have book three out by Fall, 2014.
Meanwhile, I’ve been kicking out the short stories. Angelic Knight Press and I are developing a strong relationship. I seem to be finding a spot in many of their anthologies. I’m going to compete for a spot in two more of their upcoming anthologies planned for next year. Perhaps the road before me isn’t as rocky as it looks.
Wish me luck, right?