But here's what I do know: once I can track sales numbers, I will probably be a bit obsessive about it.
Because lord knows, I already google "Marshall Ryan Maresca" and "Thorn of Dentonhill" to a surprising degree. Especially now, since new things are popping up on a regular basis. That's how I discovered an article pointing to me as an example of marketing one's work using Google Plus. (What? Really?) That's how I found out that Thorn has a Goodreads page now. Which gives me another thing to check obsessively, as I can keep track of the complete strangers who have added it to their "to-read" list. For some reason that's incredibly exciting to me.
What I'm saying is, if I have something I can track, I'm probably going to keep my eye on it. If it's something I can quantify, perhaps even put in a spreadsheet.... oh, I'm going to be all over that.
Maybe at some point, I'll be more zen about all the how'm-I-doing data out there. But right now, I'm making the most of it.
Speaking of things you can learn by Googling me, I'll be at FenCon in Dallas September 25-27! Come say hello!
- 1:00 PM
Getting the Geos Right
Description: Geology and geography and how they should shape your fictional society.
R. Acks , L. Carl , Mi. Finn , M. Maresca , M. White , K. Murphy *
- 7:00 PM
Handwavium And Technobabble
Description: Where do writers come up with all those terms, anyway? Do they have roots in the real world, or does someone just throw a D20 and see what they come up with?
P. Black , S. Cupp , J. Mandala , M. Maresca , L. Antonelli *
- 11:00 AM
- 2:00 PM
When Will it Ever End?
Description: How long is too long? When should a series hang it up, or is there no limit to the number of books an author can or should write in a specific setting? Which well-known series have done an excellent job of holding our attention across multiple books, and which have jumped the proverbial shark?
E. Flint , M. Maresca , R. Rogers , S. Swendson , B. Wright , L. Donahue *