a) I wrote a new holiday story last night. It's about Festivus... and Krampus. I have another new holiday story brewing in my brain. I just have to write it.
b) Speaking of holiday stories... I created a 50% off coupon for a Now, Dasher sale! Promotional price is $1.50 with Coupon Code FA96H, expires December 23, 2016. Find it here:
c) I've made a very important decision that might seem odd after posting about a sale on one of my books. Writing is a passion for me, not a job. The sales side of the industry is a job, and not one that I enjoy. I have several published books (three self-published books, one small-press novel, and a couple of stories in indie antholigies), but my heart's just not into trying to make it as a professional writer. Besides, my disability SSI wouldn't allow me to make more than a little extra money per year. I'm going to continue selling the current books on sale: The Odic Touch, Relic, Halloween Tales, and Now, Dasher. And I'll continue offering the occasional coupon code so that my readers/friends/family can get the best deal while chipping in a few cents here and there. However... I'm going to return to posting my work for free on this site, as well as my tumblr account. And who knows? There may come a day when I decide I'd like another shot at the profession, instead of just entertaining for free. But entertaining, not making money, is my favorite thing about writing, so that's how it's going to be... at least for now. Stay tuned, and I'll post that holiday story later today. I need to make a few edits so I don't get in trouble. Then again... it's a free story from which I'm making no profits. Maybe there's no need to make changes? ...Better safe than sorry. I'll get right on that. More later.
d) But before I go, I promised more Christmas tree pics, so here they are! (Please forgive the messy desk.)