So, here's the thing! Is it possible to write more than one book at a time? Oh, I know James Patterson does it - he usually has about ten projects on the go at once. But 1) I'm not James Patterson - don't say, "I've noticed" like that, Toady; and 2) James Patterson has lots of helpers - a bit like Santa with his elves! Now if I could get me some of those there elves. They could write the books, and I'd just put my name on them. Hey, why didn't I think of that before? Are there any elves out there?
Now, I don't want to wade into the long grass regarding paid reviews, sock puppets, and castigating your rivals, but I feel a bit miffed that every author - and I don't differentiate between indies or trads - is being tarred with the same brush. I'd like my own brush, please.
I'd like to state here and now, in the open, and without any fear of contraception, that I am not now, and have never been a member of the paid review and sock puppet party of the United Kingdom or the United States of America. As such, if a review attached to one of my books says that said book is rubbish, you can wholly believe said review. It has not been written by any of my relatives, I have not paid for it, and I certainly didn't write the damn thing - the review, not the book!
So, that's that off my chest, and I feel much better for it. Let's talk about characters now. Oh dear! I killed off some, promoted others, and introduced two more. Some love 'em, some hate 'em. I don't know... what to do, what to do. Well, should we have a poll? Let's see what the readers want!