Ross, author of the Sky Fighters novels here. Over the last 5 years, I have been writing, copyrighting, and publishing all these novels...One right after the other. I've been creating blog posts, like this one, videos, photos, concept art, and more. I even entered (And won) a competitive writing prompt contest on a Discord Server called Storyville! After all this, you'd think I'd be feeling pretty accomplished...Right?
Well, you are dead wrong, my friends! As I discovered Create-Space after my unsuccessful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, I thought for sure I struck pure platinum. Not silver. Not even gold...Pure platinum. Quickly, I submitted my first novel to Create-Space for publishing. And before I knew it, my first novel had officially been published! Well...It was only self-published. Yesh, there is a difference.
Oh, me of little faith. Or should I say 'little success'? As of today (October 14th, 2019), I have 6 novels published. And I've been tirelessly writing Part 7, which is slated to be published next year...Sometime. Don't ask me when yet, because I don't have the foggiest idea. All I know is this: In spite of all the writing, copyrighting, and publishing I've done, only two handfuls of my novels have been purchased. And at least 85% to 90% of those have been purchased by members of my family...Namely my loving Mom.
So, let me ask you this: Do you think I should continue writing and publishing novels? If I do, will anyone even bother to purchase any of them? If at least 5 people purchase at least one of my novels by the time Sky Fighters Part 8 has been published, then I can guarantee there'll be a 9th novel. But it'll be more of a spin-off than a continuation of the series. It'll also have a different format. Well, then? Let's hear your answers!