It’s launch day for BLOOD LOVERS in the present day so I’ve all the standard issues under about that. The teasers, the blurb, the giveaway. However as I used to be pulling all these things collectively I began questioning what number of books I’ve truly written.
So I counted them up. And it’s EIGHTY-SEVEN proper now. (Thanks, Shrikers, for reminding me in regards to the three I missed on my authentic listing).
Eighty-seven launched (not together with field units or bundles. Plenty of sequence have been bundled up – some a number of occasions.) So these the titles of the books that went reside on launch day for the primary time.
It’s technically NINETY as a result of I simply completed two books (like in the present day, I’m ending two books and they’re each going to narrators tomorrow – March 1). And I’ve one other one which’s nearly finished that goes to enhancing on March 15.
So we’ll name it NINETY.
I began excited about this as a result of one thing has been popping up in my social timelines over the previous few weeks—a reoccurring theme, if you’ll. Although I’ve no actual curiosity in collaborating on this dialogue on socials, I do have an opinion. I’ve received an opinion on just about the whole lot. I simply don’t care to hassle stating it out loud more often than not.
And I’m NEVER going to argue with individuals on social media. I don’t care what different individuals take into consideration the world. Like, I can not stress sufficient how I’ve no fucks to offer about what individuals assume or determine to do with their lives.
I’m not out to alter anybody’s thoughts or perception system. Consider no matter you need. Your perception has nothing to do with me. It’s all you, man.
However the factor that has been popping up is a few form of disagreement between Indie authors and historically printed authors.
I’m an Indie creator. I’ve used a writer for audiobooks—nonetheless do generally—however I’m an indie writer. I’m not going to listing all my bestsellers, and I take advantage of that phrase ‘bestseller’ within the literal sense – which means they made a ‘listing’. I’m not going to inform you what number of awards I’ve been nominated for. And I’m not gonna brag about what number of books have been within the Prime 100 on Amazon, or Prime 50 on Amazon, or Prime 25 on Amazon, or Prime 10 on Amazon or Prime 5 on Amazon. As a result of it doesn’t matter. However I’ve all these Tops, and noms, and I’ve made all of the lists.
And I might similar to to state publicly that being an Indie creator has been a real pleasure and I don’t remorse a single step taken in my writing profession.
Although, I do understand that I solely have one aspect of the story. I don’t know what it’s prefer to have a writer exterior audiobooks.
I don’t know what it’s prefer to have somebody maintain your hand by the writing course of, and offer you suggestions, and cheer you on, and spout off new concepts and instructions.
I don’t know what it’s prefer to NOT make my very own cowl or write my very own blurb, or be in control of all my advertising and marketing.
I don’t know what it’s prefer to have somebody spherical up “creator opinions” for me or make offers for my books to be offered in Costco or Sam’s Membership.
I don’t know what it’s love to do any of that stuff.
Although I do know what it’s prefer to have an audiobook writer handle me that manner, so perhaps my image of the trade is clearer than most.
It’s been an uphill battle, I’ll say that. And the one wind beneath my wings has been the readers. However in the event you’re an Indie creator and also you’re studying this, I want to inform you THAT THIS IS ENOUGH.
Cease listening to individuals who say you can not make a dwelling as an creator.
Cease listening to individuals who try to persuade you that you simply can not break by.
Don’t take anybody critically who says you don’t have any likelihood.
They don’t know. They don’t know shit as a result of they don’t know YOU.
THE NUMBER ONE DEFINING CHARACTERISTIC OF WHETHER OR NOT A CREATIVE ‘MAKES IT BIG’ IS PERSEVERANCE. (Plus a wholesome ‘give-no-fucks’ angle on the opinions of others.)
Simply. Maintain. Going. Actually. That’s the key. Simply hold going.
Everyone knows that the historical past of books is crammed with nice “historically printed” works. However again earlier than there have been publishers, there have been individuals with a need to write down. Not everybody had entry to a printing press. Or paper. Or ink. Publishing a guide was a frightening factor. And remained a frightening factor up till the discharge of Kindle and the Kindle Direct Publishing platform.
You guys, we—as readers and authors—are a part of a historic motion. We’re IN IT. We’re making historical past proper now. They’re gonna write about this period of publishing for a whole lot of years into the long run.
We now have modified historical past by our tales.
As a result of a dozen years in the past it was the INDIE authors who had ‘THE NEW IDEA’. It wasn’t the publishers. They smacked us down each likelihood they received. They seemed down their noses at us with contempt. They known as us names, turned us into jokes, after which, after they realized the readers of the world have been longing for our tales, they tried to supply everybody a deal.
It was US, the INDIE authors, who pushed all the boundaries.
It was the INDIE authors who perfected social media advertising and marketing.
And it IS the INDIE AUTHORS who put out totally different viewpoints and confirmed you the world in a model new manner.
As a result of the Indie authors don’t have to offer out any fucks. We don’t have to make use of filters. Some indie writers do. Plenty of them, truly. Particularly nowadays. They offer manner too many fucks. However once more, I’m not right here to evaluate or change anybody’s thoughts.
I’m simply saying that among the best books of those occasions have come straight out of the minds of Indie authors as a result of they didn’t should care what an agent considered their story.
Or what an editor considered their story.
Or what the huge company who owns their Home considered their story.
And it’s my opinion that this ‘give-no-fucks’ angle is the way you get progress.
That is the way you get actual various viewpoints.
TRUE various viewpoints.
(Not some parroting of the “present factor” that appears to be so prevalent nowadays.)
And I’m proud to be a part of it.
Blood Lovers is out in the present day. And I’m happy to say it has no filter, doesn’t observe style expectations, and it’s a very new tackle an previous trope. Whether or not anybody likes it or not doesn’t even matter.
It’s not about who ‘likes’ what I write.
None of this—not one of the NINETY books I’ve written have been ever about individuals “liking what I write”.
It’s a couple of story that began inside my mind and ended up on a web page.
That’s all it’s.
Persons are free to learn it, or not. To love it, or not.
I don’t care.
It’s simply my story and that’s all it is going to ever be.
By JA Huss
American Vampires, #1
Darkish Paranormal Romance
The Satan craves magnificence. Even in himself.
The vampire will make magnificent guarantees and I’ll say sure.
The person I give my coronary heart to will steal my soul.
My grandma gave me these phrases of knowledge simply earlier than she died.
Then she advised me to run.
As a result of if the previous witch is dying, then he wants a brand new one.
And that’s me.
That is my curse.
I’m the vampire’s energy.
I’m the vampire’s power.
I’m the vampire’s meals.
And he’s very, very hungry.
I hate him, however I crave him.
I need to be rid of him, however I additionally need him subsequent to me.
I need to feed on him and generally I dream about him feeding on me.
It appears like a trick. Like abuse.
Like Stockholm syndrome.
But it surely’s not. It’s simply… the blood.
I’m the vampire’s scion.
I’m the vampire’s slave.
I’m the vampire’s future.
And he won’t ever let me go.
I’m the vampire.
When you make a take care of me, it’s finished.
There’s no going again.
As soon as I chunk my lip—
As soon as I naked my tooth—
As soon as I let it drip—
And collectively we’re blood lovers.
Blood Lovers is a darkish, seductive journey right into a world the place the blood runs black, the goals are purple, and the demons aren’t simply harmful, they’re lovely.
ENDS MARCH 13, 2023
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