New eBook & New Approach to Discount Codes

gardening_for_goats350x233Here it is, book 6 of my eBook series, The Little Series of Homestead How-Tos. This newest one is entitled How To Garden For Goats: gardening, foraging, small scale grain and hay, & more. I find myself writing them whenever I take a break from Critter Tales, whenever I finish a chapter or section. Reception by my small audience has been great so far, and of course I’m pleased about that.

Regarding my discouragement from offering the introductory free code to my 5 Acres blog readers, I decided to take a different track. I announced it on my blog, of course, but this time I offered to code to a different audience. I’m a member of two goat email groups and figured they would likely be interested. So as a means of introducing them to the series, I offered the code to these groups. I didn’t get a lot of reviews, but perhaps trying to trade free copies for reviews is not the best reason for offering them. Perhaps thinking of it as simply a means of advertising the series is a better approach.

Expectations are often an emotional killer. I should know better, but find myself relying on them anyway. So much better to do for the doings sake with no specific expectations attached, especially when people are involved. That never fails to help me enjoy what I’m doing and take pleasure in the little outcomes whenever they occur. I like life so much better that way.

 

Critter Tales Update

I just finished the last of the first drafts for the “tales”, and I feel pretty good about it. My writing list now looks like this:

Chicken Tales
Goat Tales
Kitty Tales
Llama Tales
Puppy Tales
Guinea Tales
Pig Tales

Still to write are an introduction and conclusion, also suggested additions from my beta readers. I’ve had a variety of people reading through the various tales and have some wonderful suggestions to incorporate.

There’s still a lot of work to be done, but I feel like I’ve reached an important milestone. What a relief.