I haven’t updated the blog since November 21st and haven’t been marketing my novels, and sales have suffered as a result. I’ve just been frustrated with the marketing aspect of writing. It’s always push, push, push Williams, (points if you get that reference) with very little reward. I didn’t expect to get Stephen King level sales right off the bat, but I’d hoped to do better than I have.

Reviews and critical praise have been wonderful, and I really and truly appreciate every fan I have. A writer (at least this writer) thrives on knowing he’s being read, and so more than anything I just want more readers.

So how can I do that? If you have any ideas, I’d love to hear them.

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  1. I know it is always an uphill battle, isn’t it? Marketing is always one of those awful bedfellows that we whore ourselves out to in order to get the story told. I don’t have much good advice, but I admire you for keepin’ on keepin’ on. Having the blog moving out material regularly is a good place to start, as well as adding to your follower roster as much as possible. You are awesome! Hang in there!

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Alejandro Torres loved spring in Malinalco, Mexico, the small resort town he’d lived in his entire 72 years on this planet. The daytime temperature in the Spring rarely got above 25° Celsius, while the nights cooled to around 10°. He’d periodically traveled through Mexico and even into the United States and Canada, but this was still his favorite spot on Earth. He was going to miss it.

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