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I have a short story that I'm going to self-publish--it's a New Year's Eve ghost story. Here's the cover!



The photo is by Mary Gordon, a Wyoming-based photographer. You can see more of her work on Flickr; she's gebodogs there. I searched on "ghostly highway" and her photo was perfect. (The original photo is horizontal rather than vertical--check it out here.)

Here's the very brief blurb (it's a very short story--about 3,880 words)

After catching her husband in the arms of another woman on New Year's Eve, Jolene spins out on the highway--but a mysterious stranger comes to her aid.

So.... when would be a good time to release this story?
(1) Now!

(2) Sometime closer to Christmas

(3) Between Christmas and New Year's

(4) Right before New Year's

(5) Some other time that you'll share in comments**

**Please don't specify a time in the past. I can't do that yet!

This entry was originally posted at https://asakiyume.dreamwidth.org/871105.html. Comments are welcome at either location.

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egg_shell
Dec. 12th, 2017 11:14 pm (UTC)
1. Now!
asakiyume
Dec. 12th, 2017 11:17 pm (UTC)
Hee! Thanks for making being the first responder (LOL)!

I'll see what other folks say and make a decision. It'll be an ebook available on Kindle and various other platforms for 99 cents :-)
gracegiver
Dec. 12th, 2017 11:48 pm (UTC)
Listen to you heart, I'm sure it's talking to you.

"Psssst, asakiyume, I think the time is now"
asakiyume
Dec. 13th, 2017 12:06 am (UTC)
I like it when my heart talks to me via other people's comments--it's useful and so clear!

So far that's two votes for now and one (via Twitter) for between Christmas and New Year's.
xjenavivex
Dec. 13th, 2017 12:23 am (UTC)
I am so excited. I'm so ready for this. I vote one!!!
asakiyume
Dec. 13th, 2017 12:33 am (UTC)
:D Thank you!
sartorias
Dec. 13th, 2017 01:07 am (UTC)
Whenever you want, though be aware that an absolute flood will be released around Christmas and right after, jockeying for readers with brand new ebooks.
asakiyume
Dec. 13th, 2017 05:49 am (UTC)
That's true--this is a very **short** story, so regardless of when I do choose, hopefully it won't be in direct competition with longer stories. This is something people will be able to read in 20 minutes.
wakanomori
Dec. 13th, 2017 01:22 am (UTC)
Boxing Day
And then keep plugging it right up to New Year's Eve
asakiyume
Dec. 13th, 2017 05:55 am (UTC)
Re: Boxing Day
That has a definite elegance to it--thank you for chiming in ♥
marycatelli
Dec. 13th, 2017 01:26 am (UTC)
Christmas can be awkward between people taking vacations and the flood of people.

Still, the sooner you start, the sooner it's out.
asakiyume
Dec. 13th, 2017 05:57 am (UTC)
I'm flying blind! I can think of justifications for and arguments against all the choices.
mnfaure
Dec. 13th, 2017 08:01 am (UTC)
Now, methinks, says she who knows little but opines much.
asakiyume
Dec. 13th, 2017 03:54 pm (UTC)
Your opinion matters to me! And that's what I've decided to do. Thank you ♥
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