David here with your regular COVID-19 Uncanny Kingdom update.
I am so looking forward to the day I can stop opening emails that way. What a year! I can safely say I NEVER EVER want to see the likes of 2020 again. This vaccine cannot arrive fast enough. Oh, to be able to eat in public, exercise indoors, and have a drink with friends again. At this point, I’d even sink a pint with my co-writer, Matt, and he’s awful company. AWFUL.*
As for the business, everything slowed WAAAAY down there. Extra work/childcare pressures meant much-diminished productivity, which led to very little being written. In 2020 we turned out… wait for it… two Uncanny Kingdom books. TWO. That’s one book apiece. Admittedly, they’re both quite long books, but still! That’s no way to make a living. No way at all.
And so we turn to you, our most loyal readers. Our trusted fans. The kings and queens among the riff-raff.
We need your help. As indie authors, we spend about half of our year trying to pitch our books to you in entertaining, endearing, and hopefully non-aggravating ways. It’s tiring, and we’d much rather be writing, so please, save yourself from the hard-sell and pick up a book. The more you buy, the less marketing we have to do, and the more we can write. And then you’ll have all the ghosts and monsters and magic you can stand!
Already have all of our books? Blessed with kindness? Then consider dropping us a couple of shekels on Ko-Fi HERE. Ask yourself, would you buy Matt and me a beer if you bumped into us in a pub (in a world where such a thing was possible)? If the answer is yes, please leave us a Christmas tip. You’d do it for your mailman, and I don’t see him cranking out 115,000-word novels.
Thanks. Wishing you all a safe and prosperous 2021.
*Drinks like a fish, never gets a round in, and considers anything (and anyone) a toilet.