Aloha, from outer space.
I just came back from Hawaii. What a beautiful experience. It helped me find the peace I've been looking for. That, and I'm married to the most wonderful woman in the world.
Now I've got no excuse but to get to work. With a blessed life as this, it would be a disgrace not to try.
Junicka Valley: Book One is starting to take off. I've got my first book signing this weekend!
My main problem is lacking the time to dedicate to sales. That's because I've got so many other projects to do. I know that someday I'm going to need to hire a JVS team. That will be a huge turning point for the company. But for now, it's just me. So I've built a sort of system to keep the engines running. I'm always working on three things.
-Selling my published products
-Actively creating new projects -Planning future works
In addition to that, I've got to run this as a business, so there are the financial & legal aspects at play. And of course the never-ending tasks of sales and marketing.
Needless to say, there's a lot going on. (On top of my day job and life itself!)
. . . so it only makes sense that I start two new things.
I'm starting a magazine. I'm not sure what to say about it, other than that I almost made the tagline "The Everything Magazine."
Take that for what you will. But Callisto will be a ride for sure. It'll include art, poetry, comics, games, fiction and non-fiction stories.
I've already begun the drafting process. And instead of being a burden on top of all I have to do, it feels like a respite. It's a personal project where I can release whatever needs to come out. It will help give me the focus and drive to complete larger projects. (A healthy outlet for my creativity, you could say.)
Which is good, because I'm also starting a food company.
(But now is not the time or place to talk about that.)
Lock & Spell is coming along slowly, for the same reasons as I've stated above.
I'm spread thin. I've put a lot on my plate.
But that's not gonna make me give up. I'll just try harder.
The art for the game is looking great! That's really all I'm working on right now. The rules are complete. My focus is designing, publishing, marketing, and selling the finished product.
Not a bad start, huh?
I'll be sure to keep everyone updated on the progress of things.
Lock & Spell: A Game Of Fortunes will be published this coming year, along with Callisto Magazine No. 1 and Junicka Valley: Book Two.
"2023 is gonna be a blast," said I.
On a final note, I have to touch on the fact that I created an Instagram for JVS.
In previous posts I always said I wouldn't have social media outlets. But I had to swallow the hard truth that at this point and time, I at least need something basic to network with. So I chose Instagram. There won't be a Facebook. And probably not a Twitter. But I've got this at least, to stay in touch.
I'm making up for it by starting to plan the charitable aspects of Jupiter Valley Studios. I've always said I wanted to give back, and that's never going to change.
As always, thanks for reading. I appreciate your support.
Stay tuned for more updates!