As I withdraw from the World of Social Media, I'm feeling less stressed. I've stopped lurking on every writer's site on the web, and I'm getting more active around the house. As a person with an addictive personality, I find that I've been addicted to being online.
I'm sure that my attempt to liquidate #TheHoard will pull me offline quite a bit. It might be enough to shake it off.
I'm making quite a bit of progress with the latest short story. It's twice as long as what I started with, Mom didn't do dialog. I've centered it in the Harbor, where I believe she intended it to take place. I've decided NOT to release it via Amazon, Select/Unlimited -- as I have with the recent e-books,
Since Amazon announced changes to it's Select/Unlimited programs, I've taken a long hard look at my results.
Frankly, from where I stand, Amazon is no longer a viable market.
Two days of freebies resulted in 12 d/ls for "Shelter From The Storm" last weekend. Two days for "Character Flaw" gave 2 d/ls, 1 a day.
I can do better than that on both B&N and Apple's iBooks and get a few sales on other e-books after the giveaway.
It's time for me to drop out of Select/Unlimited for good.
Oh, and PS - buy my books. :-)