Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sureshot resurrection

I am hoping to resurrect the Sureshot this year. I have been brainstorming a plan to make it happen and will hopefully be able to stick with it this year. it should be easier than the past few years since with any luck we won't have a baby born this year and I will be able to devote more time to writing and trying to sell books. I have done a poor job of it in the past but still have hope for making some decent sales. This is probably it though. If I cannot get some sales done this year I suspect the book will be dead. I desperately want to sell 5000 and get the second published. It is just waiting. Sureshot the Assassin (the second book) is even better than the first, but the first is no slouch. Often I get positive feedback about it and still have people ask about the second. This needs to happen. I need to get there. It must be my top priority this year, and look, as I post this, a whole month has already passed. As part of my effort to keep Durbar alive I am going to write short stories about him that I can post here and hope to put into a news letter so I can keep interest going. It is going to be a long year. But I am confident I can get there. I also want to produce a "commercial" of sorts to post on Youtube, and might try and make some other things I can put up there. Lastly I am on the lookout for Role playing forums where people get together to role play characters and adventures. I hope to host some based on my story and Pavshia where the stories take place. Maybe all this will add up to something. I sure hope so. When Sureshot came out I gave myself 10 years to try and make a go at writing full time. That was 5 years ago. The clock is ticking. I am not down on myself because I have been very busy with family (4 kids in 6 years) but the time is now. If anyone out there has any ideas, let me know. Otherwise, look for Sureshot short stories and a Sureshot newsletter. Wish me luck.


Anonymous said...

Hey Phil, its one of your old students. :P I hope the writing and everything is going well. I liked the book myself (i looked into it when you talked about it during class). I'm rooting for you. I know this story can sell well. I certainly enjoyed reading it.

-Your old student

Phil said...

Thanks Travis. I hope you're doing well. Thanks for the support.