I made it to Decemberâ€¦YEAH!!! I have to be honest, there were a few times I didnâ€™t think I was going to make it to the end of this challenge. Iâ€™ll do a summary next month because thereâ€™s a slim chance I might do a short story before the end of the month.
At the end of last monthâ€™s post, I had no clue what Title Twelve would be. Thank God for friends and accountability groups. I really wanted to do a box set, but I was only looking at it from one angle. However, when I was on my marketing call with Elena Dillion, she gave me an idea for a box set. Or as I call it â€œTitle Elevenâ€ or â€œNovemberâ€™s Releaseâ€. I canâ€™t really call it Title Eleven because I think that honor went to a different title.
Anyway, thanks to that call, I was able to do something I wasnâ€™t planning to do until next year. One of the reasons I was on a writing binge this year, was I wanted to offer box sets in the future. A good idea but I was only looking at it with series and not compatible stories.
In talking with Elena, she showed I could make a box set with two of my novelettes and a short story from the Summer. All three had a first love encounter in common. Thus the title FIRST ENCOUNTERS OF LOVE. [See Images]
This surprise title, also gave me a chance to experiment with 3-D Cover designâ€¦a new favorite of mine.
What about Decemberâ€™s Title or Title Twelve? Title Twelve is A SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN.
Due to a major computer issueâ€¦mine died a few days before A SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN was to be released.
I need to take a moment here. Forgive me if I sound a little preachy. God really is amazing. He knew what I was about to encounterâ€¦no pun intended. So when Elena suggested the box set, which took all of a few hours, if that, to put together, it was divine intervention. Thereâ€™s no way I could have gotten A SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN out by the end of the month, because on the day I should have been reviewing edits, I was buying a new computer. More like picking up my early Christmas present from my parents.
I got the box set up by using motherâ€™s laptop, my iPad and iPhone. Yes, you really can do amazing things with Apple products. I concentrated on getting the box set up, but not without a few problems. Because of the computer challenge, I didnâ€™t get an newsletter and blog post out until late. And I never got a Facebook ad out. Hey, I was grateful I got the box set up before the end of the month and was able to put up a November release or title.
So, now Iâ€™m prepping Title Twelve or Decemberâ€™s Title, which will release ironically on 12.12. I thought that was befitting. If it had occurred to me sooner, I would have released all the books like that. You know, 1.1.16, 2.2.16, 3.3.16, etcâ€¦ Too late for what I could have done.
Now for a big SIGH!
Iâ€™d say Iâ€™m going to take a break, but that would be a lie. I have already started on the books on next yearsâ€™ production schedule. Will it be twelve? I donâ€™t know. This I know for sure, Iâ€™m not going to intentionally schedule a Title A Month. Smile.