Sequels, and Other Bad Ideas

A little over a year ago I published my first novel, Space, and Other Bad Ideas. It was what we in the business call a “soft launch.” No real press aside from posting to my author pages on social media. No advanced copies sent out to prospective reviewers, no real idea how to use Amazon advertisements, and no plan on what to do if it were successful or a failure.

But I was excited. It was my thing, my baby. I created it, and I was proud as hell. After all, it had taken a year to write, another year to rewrite, and a year to sit on my computer waiting for me to work up the nerve to hit the publish button.

In that year the book has garnished 9 reviews, and 1,218 copies sold (the vast majority during several free book promotions)

Is that a commercial success? No.

Is that a personal success? Absolutely. People have read my book! On kindle unlimited, I’ve garnished 13,964 “pages read,” and for a 200-page book, I read that as it having been read possibly 70 times.

For that, I say THANK YOU! The reviews have been mostly positive, and those that have read it seem to have enjoyed it.

So that brings me to my question. I am compelled to dive back into the world of Space, and Other Bad Ideas. I want to revisit Sugar, the lizard-man with daddy issues, and George, the unluckiest man in the universe. I want to tell people about their mad-dashes across time and space once more.

But are sequels a good idea? Probably not.

What do you think? Did you read Space, and Other Bad Ideas? Would you like to read more?

I’ve already decided to go ahead with it, but I’d appreciate your input.

Sequels, and Other Bad Ideas — Summer, 2019 (maybe)


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