Due to the murder of my family and the resulting court cases, police investigations, and FBI investigations, I no longer have time to daily update this website.
Likewise ALL novel, short story, and article writing projects are on hiatus.
All book releases, book signings, workshops, and convention appearances for 2015 (and unknown amount of time after) are on hold while the murder investigation of my family is ongoing.
Writing advice for the worldbuilding, character creation, and other writing how to articles are on hold.
From now on, the bulk of updates here will be about the investigation into the murder of my family.
No, NOT just THIS author website, not JUST the EelKat pename, not just self published books: ALL 15 (fifteen) of my penames are on hiatus, that includes traditional published books as well, newspaper reporting jobs, editing jobs, my work for Harlequin Romance Novels, my work for Disney... EVERYTHING is on hiatus. Every publishing house I work for, every series I write, every penname I write under: they are ALL on hiatus, ALL projects.
There is NOTHING being published under ANY penname, not for ANY series, not for ANY publisher, from 2015 onward. EVERYTHING is on hold due to the murder of my family. I do not know when or even if, any of the projects will be restarted or finished.
Yes, BOTH the magazines I owned are indefinitely shut down because of this as well, with no plans for either magazine to return. The publishing house I own is also closed to submissions from now on, we will no longer be publishing anything. It is unlikely we will reopen the publishing house either.
All book signing tours, workshops, letures, PAX events, ComicCon events, carnival/festival/state fair/car show events are also canceled. I will not be attending ANY of them. If a venue still has my name listed as a guest/speaker/etc it is because they've not yet removed it. I WILL NOT be there, no matter where it is!
EVERYTHING, EVERYWHERE, IS CANCELED!
The ONLY thing continuing from this point on, is THIS website, where I'll post updates on the murder investigation, hopefully every week, but, you know how it is when 10 members of your family are beheaded, it's kind of difficult to have a schedule for anything anymore.
I am answering random questions today...
Niche Depth Question
#1365273 by Norene
18 Feb 2017 13:14
Hi - I've read and re-read the Action guide through Day 2 and run the numbers, etc., and I think I'm pretty happy with my Site Concept. I do have a question, though, before I forge ahead.
In the discussion of Niche Depth, the guide says "Fourth, how low does the Demand go? If it drops to 1 or 5 or 10 for a lot of keywords, then the Site Concept may not have enough to sustain it for the long run."
My Site Concept does pretty well on most other measures - it has a reasonable number of keywords with higher demand, and a supply that is probably manageable (just a tad higher than the sweet spot, but not too high). However, it also has a couple hundred keywords with demand below 50.
Until I got to the sentence cited above, I thought, fine, I just won't use those keywords. But now I'm wondering if they are a sign that my Site Concept is flawed...?
I'm still not sure I understand why the existence of keywords with demand under 50 would be a problem as long as there are a reasonable number of keywords with higher demand (the ones I would actually be using for my site). I guess I'll forge ahead and see if it makes more sense as I get farther along in the action guide.
I think I am going to go with the other measures for the most part, not concerning myself too much with how many keywords have demand under 50. If I factor those low-demand keywords out, it appears that I have many more good keywords than I know what to do with. We'll see. Definitely a learning process!
Can anyone help me understand this better? Thanks!