Monthly Archives: February 2014

My book ratings are falling…thank goodness!

Finally. The great thing about lovers of books is also the worst thing about lovers of books, namely, they read a lot of books. Though I have sent out many copies of What if?, What Next? and What Now? over the course of three giveaways through Goodreads, an active reader who receives the book is… Read more »

Your place is so clean!

I hear this is a lot.  Of course, it’s not true.  As regular readers know, it can’t possibly be true, so what these people must mean to say is “Your place appears so clean compared to mine!” Yes, I know this is an odd topic showing up without warning, but I just finished mopping and I… Read more »

Can I get back to selling books, please?

I like to think of myself as a patient man, but I am suffering poorly this prolonged delay between the completion and release of the second editions of my books. Part of it is simply the marketing aspect.  After three consecutive month-long giveaways on Goodreads, I am swiftly losing any marketing momentum off those promotions…. Read more »

Am I unlucky or just a dope?

The evidence seems to be clear, but maybe you can help make up my mind. The third and final giveaway completed Sunday night and I’ve spent the last couple of days packing the books for mailing.  The three giveaways have been an adventure.  I could say they’ve been a learning experience, but we use so… Read more »

Plumb wore out

I had a good blog post planned for today, but I’m still tuckered out from the three sets of tennis earlier (5-7, 7-5 and 5-7 tie-breaker in the third). I think I used to be younger. Tomorrow for youse guyz!

All webbed up and nowhere to go

Continuing our “Tales from Limbo” during the period between finishing the books and having them all up for sale. By this time, the JeffreyMDaniels.com website is finished, meaning there’s nothing left to do to the site. Sure, there is an FAQ that’s a wee bit dated (does anyone even read those?) and the message board could… Read more »

Money for nothing, write for free

I’m in a weird kind of limbo right now. I pulled the first edition of What if? off the market while the changes are completed.  The second edition of What Next? hasn’t finished conversion.  What Now? hasn’t even been released yet.  At the same time, the formative business with my friend has yet to gain… Read more »

I still have no dedication to my writing

Coming up with new ideas for my blogs isn’t easy.  After nearly five years and nearly 500 posts, inspiration is tough to come by.  That’s where my daily walks come in.  Turning “off” the brain during the walk allows all manner of creative thought to bubble up.  I will usually come up with the headline… Read more »

Running on empty

And I was so looking forward to seeing my floor again. Between donations, giveaways, review copies and freebies, I had finally dwindled all my stock of the first editions of my three books down to a few remaining edit copies.  My office once again began to resemble a work space rather than a booth at… Read more »

Opportunity lost

Well, that figures. I received the copies of Books One and Three (What if? and What Now?) and was excited to finally get everything up for sale again.  The copies came last night.  Let’s get started, right?  Not so fast, you wascally wabbit. The final book in the trilogy, What Now?, was fine.  Great.  Ready… Read more »