Notes from An Alien

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When Two Books Depend On Each Other . . .

If you been following this blog, you know I’m working on another novel; and, that the new book happens in the same worlds and time-frame as the one I published back in 2011 (get a free copy here…)

When Two Books Depend On Each Other

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I’ve just finished a read-through of Notes from An Alien (the first book), while taking notes to help me mesh the new plot with the older one; and, I must admit, reading a book I wrote four years ago was an enlightening experience…

I found only two typos (though eight were found shortly after publishing…) and there are only two other small corrections I’m going to make.

I also have thousands of words in other notes that I need to read for the third time; then, on to the planning and organization of the plot for Finally, The Story Can Be Told

Once I have a clean-draft, I’ll be wanting a few Beta-readers

Once I’ve published the new book, I’ll be getting back to more regular blogging—probably, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday…

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2 responses to “When Two Books Depend On Each Other . . .

  1. juliecround May 16, 2015 at 7:21 am

    Hi Alex, The sequel to my book “Never Run Away” has just come out and as I sell most of them personally I am having to find all the people who read that and offer them”Never Pretend.” As most of them live locally that’s not too hard and 40 copies have gone already.I didn’t put this one out as an ebook as so few people bought the last one that way.
    From now on I’m going to try to write single books, but it is difficult when you get involved with the characters. Good luck. I’m glad I’m not the only one who finds the odd mistake after publication!


    • Alexander M Zoltai May 16, 2015 at 3:44 pm

      Well, Julie, you’re one of the brave people—a writer who keeps forging ahead no matter what they have to do.

      As you more than likely know, very few writers sell very many books—though, the numbers are tending to go up with the growth of self-publishing—still, the few who sell hundreds of thousands are written about by the groups that sell thousands, and the ones who sell merely hundreds wonder what they’re doing wrong…

      The one thing, besides my incredible Need to write and publish, that keeps me going is that no one can predict when a book might take off and sell well :-)


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