So it's been a good few weeks since I moved to Singapore and I'm finally back on the wagon.
After a promotion of free downloads, with close to 1000 people choosing to add Huahuqui and/or Huaquero to their kindle libraries, I'm feeling pretty happy. This is the largest short burst of downloads I've had since periodically running free promotions. That means that word is spreading and people are reading.
While I would like some of these 1000 people to review, I'm satisfied if they even open the books.
Consequently, this spurs my desire to write Huaca. This final book is the hardest as it has to end properly. Nothing cliche. Nothing obvious. Which isn't as easy as it sounds. My beta readers of the first half (including an outline of the end) were upset at my initial draft. This reminded me that while I started out writing for me, once you establish a fan base you have to write for them. And that can rub the wrong way. I need perspective.
So, today I travel to Hong Kong. It's for work, but given the central role that certain citizens of this colourful city play in Huaca it's a great opportunity to do some real on-the-ground research. Though as I write this, I realise that coming face to face with these aforementioned citizens wouldn't be such a good thing...
Let's hope my research is primarily passive while I'm there...