This is an author's blog written by Pico Triano. 'Pico's Profile' will tell you a little about me. 'Pico's Stuff' will lead you to links and information on how you can access all my publicly available writing. 'Friends and Family' advertises websites on behalf of family and friends. The 'Friend Book Reviews' page is where I review materials written by the many friends I have made as a writer. Finally I recently added a review page for general reviews.

Monday, 30 December 2013

State of the Brand

The year 2013 is almost over and this is probably the last chance I get to post something here before it's gone. It has been a very eventful year for me as a writer and I just want to write a few words at the end of it here.

My novel "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie" has not vaulted me into the literary spot light neither has it made me filthy rich. Looks like I might actually have to work at it. I am happy with the accomplishment though. The feedback from the readers that chose to express their thoughts have almost all be positive. The general assessment is that the book kept their attention and it was easy to read. It's gratifying to have several people tell me that they didn't want the story to end as soon as it did. They want a sequel because they like the characters so much. On the flip side one person did tell me they found the action and language of some the characters a little more intense than she would have liked. That's fair. Overall I'm happy.

I read somewhere that an author doesn't really get his or her name out there until they have three books in print. My goal is to get on my horse and get the rough draft of my sequel done. If I don't get too caught up in the day to day of my own personal drama, I might be able to manage that by the end of 2014. That's what I'm shooting at this coming year.

My webzine Pico's Cycling - Tales of the Road Is off and running. At this point the readership nearly tripled in the second month. What do we do for an encore? I'm hoping to continue the momentum. I did sacrifice a bit of effort here and on Bubblews to make that happen but it looks like it will be worth and eventually pay off.

Bubblews... What can I say? The most money I've made on a website in a single year to date. Keep it up and I will blow that away in 2014. Interested in signing up? Here is my referral link: . Seriously, where else can you get paid as an author to do you practice or warm up writing?

2014 is going to be another big year for me.

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