Writing projects status

Jeroen Steenbeeke  Jeroen Steenbeeke
Posted 10/25/16 11:00 PM
The last book I released was Majesty, and things have been rather quiet since my last status update. To tell you the truth, most of the information in that last update is still current.

The Unbound


I'm still waiting for my final alpha reader for Incursion, though I've given quite some thought on how to proceed with this series.
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An interesting thought regarding reviews

Jeroen Steenbeeke  Jeroen Steenbeeke
Posted 10/19/16 4:00 PM
My first blog post since August, and it's not going to be a long one. I've pretty much abandoned my earlier blog schedule, though the reasons for my lack of posts are somewhat varied, but I had some time to spare and really wanted to write down some thoughts I've been having for a few days. Mind you, these ideas are based off things I've read on KBoards, and I'm ashamed to admit that I can't credit the people who've had this idea before me, other than that they're far more active on that forum than
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Babylon 5

Jeroen Steenbeeke  Jeroen Steenbeeke
Posted 8/22/16 12:00 PM
One of the greatest Science Fiction series of my teenage years was Babylon 5, which aired during the second half of the 90s. I spent quite a bit of my free time watching Science Fiction in those days, though I was somewhat limited by both homework and parents who didn't want me to spend all my free time watching TV (not a bad thing).

The result of this is that while I did see quite a few Babylon 5 episodes, I missed at least a third
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Incursion and other updates

Jeroen Steenbeeke  Jeroen Steenbeeke
Posted 8/2/16 10:00 PM
Yes, I'm still here, it's just been a little hard keeping up with my regular blog schedule, as I explained earlier. Here's a small update on the state of things:

  1. I've gotten feedback on Incursion from two of my three alpha readers. Once all this feedback is processed, I'll be sending
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Interesting concept in a not so interesting movie

Jeroen Steenbeeke  Jeroen Steenbeeke
Posted 7/27/16 12:00 PM
A while ago I saw the movie Jupiter Ascending, the latest film by the Wachowski's, who were also behind the Matrix. It was an interesting movie, and I don't regret seeing it. There were some pretty good parts, too, and I re-watched a few fragments for the purpose of this blog post, but it would be a stretch to say that I'd recommend seeing it if you haven't already.

My primary issue with
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Mailing list fiasco recap

Jeroen Steenbeeke  Jeroen Steenbeeke
Posted 7/21/16 12:00 PM
Last Thursday I decided to add a lot of people to my mailing list, hoping to improve my book sales. Things got a bit interesting after that.

A short summary of what happened:

  • I sponsored a contest that required people to sign up to a mailing list, that would then be shared
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Monday morning bicycle ride music

Jeroen Steenbeeke  Jeroen Steenbeeke
Posted 7/18/16 10:00 AM
With all the " fun" happening with my mailing list lately, it's good to be able to take my mind off things. Today is the first day back on the day job after the birth of my son, and seeing as
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Why not to mail 5000 people out of the blue

Jeroen Steenbeeke  Jeroen Steenbeeke
Posted 7/17/16 5:00 PM
Last Friday I blogged about a rather large increase in subscribers due to sponsoring a contest, and about my intentions to send them an e-mail stating "hey everyone, I'm Jeroen, I sponsored a contest you participated in, these are my books, stay on this list if you want to hear when I write another".

Well, turns out I tripped all sorts of abuse monitors MailChimp
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A case of subscriber limits

Jeroen Steenbeeke  Jeroen Steenbeeke
Posted 7/15/16 10:00 PM
Yesterday morning my mailing list had 83 subscribers. I've grown this list gradually over the past two years (I think? I'm not entirely sure when I started it and too lazy to look it up), with some of the largest increases coming from cross-promotions. I migrated it to MailChimp a while ago, finding it infinitely better than my custom built solution.

Let's focus on this last bit. I've participated in
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A new toy

Jeroen Steenbeeke  Jeroen Steenbeeke
Posted 6/30/16 6:00 PM
About two weeks ago, I dropped my Kindle Keyboard when I wanted to put it on my nightstand. This wasn't the first time this has happened, but each time it happened before, it made a better landing. This time, I was not so fortunate. It hit the ground at the side, causing the e-ink screen to crack and killing 90% of all "pixels" in the top-left corner.

As you will undoubtedly understand, this makes reading
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