Administrative Announcement: Reverse Course
Posted by B. Patterson
Remember when I said I was going to release Communion in two parts?
Yeeaahh. Not really.
After talking to several other authors and giving it some more thought, I realized it’s better to publish the whole thing at this.
As a first time author, I need to wow people. And I need to give them more than they were expecting. The first half would have ended on a cliffhanger (a huge turn off to some readers). But now I’ll be selling the full-novel at a steal for $2.99. And those who read it WILL. BE. AMAZED.
One of my reservations was waiting until late next year before having another book available. As I mentioned in the previous post, Independent Authors are advised to publish a book AT LEAST every 6 months to stay relevant. I have a book I can use for April 2014. It won’t be a full novel, but somewhere between 20-30K words. Still, said project has been very popular with the Wattpad crowd. After I fix up, I’ll have a shorter piece that will get be a lot of attention.
But the biggest reason of all, this is my debut. I only get to debut ONCE! I want to give the world my best with this debut, not just half my best. I was worried that the second half of the novel would need some additional scenes and sprucing up, but my editor loved the whole thing as it is.
I’ve also gotten responses from my last few beta readers since the time of the previous post. They also agree: it’s time to share my baby with the world!