Playing Whack-A-Mole with a Trilogy

Spring-DaffodilsEvery time I sit down to write this post, another trilogy whack-a-mole pops up and I race off in search of my mallet. Those “moles” are hidden in more cubby holes than I’d imagined, though I shouldn’t be surprised, after all, I put them there.

I’m referring to the “trilogy” descriptor I used liberally to describe The Gift books when they were, in fact, a trilogy. Now that the fourth book, The Gift: Penance, is approaching the starting blocks, the terminology is decidedly inaccurate. Hence, I’ve started the process of switching out “trilogy” for “legacy.”

I thought about all the places I’d used “trilogy,” and made a list. There were the obvious spots, like this blog, the website and Goodreads. Then I looked at Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Mustn’t forget Wattpad and Library Thing. Oh, and LinkedIn.

2015 CrocusesOkay, I thought … I can do this.

Oops, forgot about my author page on Amazon, which sent me scurrying back to look at my author page on Goodreads. And wait, I’d made a note to change the wording in Facebook, but what about the header picture—that had to change. Do I even remember how to do that? Then I noticed the tagline in my email signature, which lead to the realization that my business cards are now outdated. Along with the posters I use at book signings. And the back of the book blurbs.

Oh crap! Pretty much all of the promo material I’ve ever prepared has to be changed. This is going to take a lot longer than I thought.

I suppose the silver lining in all of this is that the Gift’s book information has spread as far and wide as it has. The not-so-silver lining is that I’ll be whacking moles for a long time yet.

Spring-Snow-DropsWith that in mind, I’d appreciate it if you’d tell me if you come across any of my “trilogy” lingo on your cyber travels. I just know I’m going to miss something. (Anyone who misses a fourth book sneaking into a trilogy is going to miss something—and it’ll probably be big.)

I’ve got a spare mallet. If you’d like a whack, and want to know what started this whole trilogy mess, you can get The Gift: Awakening with one click right here.

About JP McLean

Author of The Gift Legacy, a contemporary thriller with a twist of fantasy that will leave you believing the impossible and wary of the night sky…
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5 Responses to Playing Whack-A-Mole with a Trilogy

  1. All the challenges we never thought about when we embarked on this journey, eh? I know how thorough you are and kudos to you for even looking at all of this with care. Good luck with sorting it all out. 🙂

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    • JP McLean says:

      That is so true. You really do need to wear many hats in this role, and some of those hats are a bit tight and pinch my head. Thanks for the luck – I’m going to need it.


  2. It just goes to show the most un-thought of or reflex decision can end up giving us the most work to correct it. I’ve got the impression you are pretty thorough and organised, so I’m sure you’ll sort it out in double-quick time 🙂


  3. Inese Poga Art Gallery says:

    There is always space for improvement, however you are doing just fine!

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