I haven’t done a lot of promotion on this blog, and maybe I should. This is actually the cover for my next book, the one I am writing now. Sequels are tough.
My first novel, Catskinner’s Book just got a new review, and the reviewer complained that I left questions unanswered and ended it rather abruptly. Guilty as charged.
The problem is that I started Catskinner with a desire to break the rules of conventional urban fantasy/science fiction. I did that, and I think I did that well, but I can’t do it again if my next book is set in the same world as the first one. In setting down James and Catskinner’s story, I made new rules, and to be fair to my readers, I have to follow them.
So I find myself having to keep digging through my last book to keep this one consistent. What did I say about Godiva and what she’s capable of? How much of Russwin’s background did I share, and can I maybe change things–say he lied when he talked about himself? What was I thinking when I called those things that?
But, anyway, I’m supposed to be promoting my book–the first one, the one I actually written. So, go buy it. Tell all your friends to buy it. Post glowing reviews of it everywhere you can think of. Help me sell enough copies so I can quit my day job and write full time.
There, done. I suck at promotion. Honestly, guys, I’m better at writing than I am at writing about writing.