My book has been distributed to all the people who pre-ordered and copies have been sent to the various organizations who I though should get a free copy. It is now available up at Amazon now and I am working on getting my author credentials verified over on Goodreads. I know it is in a handful of libraries here in Nebraska, and at least one school. I've had a much better reception for it than I expected, and interest for it in places I never expected. I'm very happy at this point with the results.
I'm now rather busy with my life as an author, but I'm not actually writing that much. What free time I have to give to it is being spent on the business of selling my book instead of writing my next book or short story. I know I need to get back into social media and schedule some more book talks. I also need to find places to carry my book, since as a self-published author I don't have the machinery and outlets traditionally published books have.
It doesn't help that I'm currently going through a very busy period at my job and I'm on the road over 12 hours at a shot some days. Take this coming week for example. I'll leave home at 7:00 AM on Monday and won't be anywhere near city limits again until late Thursday afternoon.
All that aside. I know I'll probably get the bulk of my next book's first draft written in the summer months, as that's when the travel component of my job dies down considerably. I would have liked to have it done by the end of this month, but there isn't much you can write in 15 minutes a shot.
What is the next book you ask? I'm working on a historical fiction story based loosely off the events of the Loomis fires book I just released. I'll have more to say about it after I get deeper into the process, but I think there is some interesting opportunities for story telling in that setting.