Thank goodness for prep work done right!
For about a year now, I’ve been releasing a short story in The Cities of Luna with every full moon. The schedule has been a mix of stories that were briefly published in 2014 (through a publisher who has since closed their doors) and new stories. With the exception of a few short-shorts which be released for free every now and then, next month’s release Sheepless in Seattle will be the last of the previous-published stories. After that we’re all new, with an all new editor and the freedom to take the stories anywhere I want.
This was the first week of school for my kids. We’re all getting used to the new schedule. I attended a workshop on Navigating Goodreads last Saturday, and another on Marketing Like a Maniac last night. I woke up this morning to several readers telling me how much they liked Monkey Princess, which came out today.
I’d kinda forgotten the full moon was coming up.
Fortunately, I’d already loaded the story for pre-order a week or so ago. Everything went through without a hitch, which is a wonderful feeling when you’re self-pubbing. My goal is to always be ready to upload the next full moon’s story the day after each one comes out.
Tonight, I’m working on transcribing The Squirrels Are Back in the Attic, which is currently hand-written. I’m not sure whether that counts as actual-writing for my ROW80 goals, or whether it’s writing-related. Either way, it needs to be done.
My moon stories are not about saving the world or fighting aliens. They’re about the people who make their lives in the cities on the moon. This month’s story, Monkey Princess, is for dads with daughters, especially those whose little girls are growing up too fast.