Tuesday, November 08, 2022

Back to working on a new novel, but first an update on what has been going on lately

Hello guys, and know I have been missing in action for a while, but having a great time exploring the world as we have turned into fulltime digital nomads and move constantly now, and stay only one month per country as we explore the globe. We are heading to South America for the wintertime in America, but summer there and hope to live in 4 different countries before we head to northern Europe. I have many novels where dancing is a central part of the book, and so going to study Argentina style tango is a natural and should make the stories feel even more authentic. My latest novel, MICHAEL'S SONG was partually based in Argentina and involved the creation of a song created to dance tango. I have also danced tango since I was around 7 or 8, so this step in finally going there to study tango is a dream for me and my wife, Natasha. I have a new feed burner that replaced the one google no longer supports, so be sure to sign up so you can ge tuodates on our travels and the next novel. You might want to also check out my central blog at www.johnnyray.online which also gives a complete list of my social media and other blogs that I manage.

Friday, January 14, 2022

Breaking news on authors, publishers, the the literary world.

The fight to stay focused on writing has always been a major problem for writers, as the distraction mount. The internet is a great tool for doing research, promoting your work, connecting with your support staff, for both authors, and publishers. As such, it is a double-edged sword.

Departmentzati0n is one way to fight the battle, where you use certain time blocks for doing specialized work. The problem is while writing you hit a snag, a place where you need to do some fact checking. Or perhaps it is when you get an urgent call from a publisher, an agent, or authors as the case might be. Other times it could be writer’s block and you need time to reset your thoughts.

Now, enter the metaverse, with its addictive attributes. The ability to connect to research have all changed, and it is up to the individual to reset how they plan to use it or hide from it. Like many new technologies, it has a learning curve, and a time needed to expand you reach base. All of this takes time.

Where there is problems there can also be opportunities, such as being one of the first to offer services that manage your time on the metaverse, as well as your effectiveness.

Good writing, editing, or publishing as the case might be. Be sure to sign up by e-mail using the form in the right side panel so you do not miss future articles.

Monday, January 10, 2022

How to make money by using your various writing skills to sustain your life as a digital...

There are so many ways to make money as a writer and it is perfect for the digital nomadic traveler who wants to work when they want, where they want, while doing what they love to do at the moment. In this video I discuss all of the ways I have used my writing skills to make money which include things like writing novels, short stories, poems, articles, speeches, ghost writing, blogs, creating courses, classes, webcast, and the list goes on and on. I hope you enjoy this video and please leave me a comment and questions below. Be sure to follow this channel and my blog at www.johnnyray.online.

Thursday, December 30, 2021

What is the trend for writers and publishers for 2022?

Yes, that is the million-dollar question, or should I no say the billion-dollar question? E-books and audio books are continuing to increase in market share, and with new technological advances, will continue to see such in the future. I think this is undebatable. Sure, you will have those who love hard covers and paperback which will never change.

Publishers are in business to make money and the cost of publishing physical books and marketing them keeps going up. I also had to raise my books since the cost of paper and shipping as skyrocketed this last year, so it affects everyone. You also have problems with bookstore closings around the world, shipping delays, the covid thing, etc.

Next, is the new technology which can incorporate so many additional features into an entertainment venue of a story. Look for this to explode next year due to the metauniverse. With many people enjoy pretending to be the character in a book, look for the ability to see your self as an aviator in the book as you read it, look for you to be able to change the voice in an e-book to fit your desires better.

So much will change as always, but a good story is a good story, so keep creating and let the forces be that will take it to the next level.

I just added a new way to follow by e-mail that you need to use since feedburner is no more. See the signup in the right-side panel.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

 This week most of my Novels will be free on Amazon. Here is the link to my author page there.  Enjoy!!!!