The other Thursday at Story Dam chat, the idea of doing another book promo event like Trick-or-Treat Reads around Christmas time since people get gift cards as presents. In the end, we decided on a New Years Day event called New Year, New Reads. Since I’ve done three promo events like this, I figured I’d jump on the helm and get this thing rolling.
It's been a looooooooong time since I've posted a book review on the blog. I've been reading. The GoodReads Challenge has done a decent job of keeping me motivated. I did get a little behind, but read a few novellas and short stories and that got me back on track even though I'm not sure if that should count. ;)
Those who signed up for my newsletter (you've signed up, right?) got a look the other week at the cover to Abducted Life. Now that have successfully navigated Google Drive and Templates, (it's been a while and I forgot how to do everything) it's time to put the cover out in the wild to the rest of the wild web. As such, I'm looking for bloggers to help me out with this daunting task.
While I was pimping for authors to join this year's Trick-or-Treat Reads, I had someone ask me what sort of results authors could expect. I hadn't written down numbers of previous events, but knew I had hit #1 on a few freebie lists with Snapshots one year.
I think it was three years ago I attempted a newsletter. The site I used was basic and easy, but I can't recall the name. It wasn't MailChimp, I remember that much. I ended up closing the account after a few months because I felt like I had nothing interesting to share. Add to the fact that I don't subscribe to newsletters and find them annoying, it wasn't something I was eager to do despite every writer and their mother declaring every writer should have a newsletter. With that said, guess what?
IWSG is posted the first Wednesday of every month, but I'm posting early this month. Explanation is below with my writing goals. It is the brain child of Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh. Get your fears and insecurities out or give words of encouragement. We're writers, let's support each other!
The awesome co-hosts for the September 7 posting of the IWSG will be Joylene Nowell Butler, Jen Chandler, Mary Aalgaard, Lisa Buie Collard, Tamara Narayan, Tyrean Martinson, and Christine Rains!
It's a bit weird to actually be excited for NaNo, but November is here and I'm ready to use the challenge to get some editing done. Since I'm a goal oriented writer, I decided it'd be a good idea to make a plan for the month and set some goals.
Has everyone got their book bags ready? All day today, authors are handing their books out like candy. Dressing up is optional (pants are too) but if anyone wants, grab some books from your bookshelf, put on a costume, and tweet me the picture. This is supposed to be fun, after all.
Monday is Halloween, so I thought I'd do one last shoutout for sign ups for Trick-or-Treat Reads. If you are an author who will have a free book on Halloween, this is a great way to reach out and find readers. Who knows where your super fan is lurking on the wide web. ;)
There are some scenes that just give you the warm and fuzzie feelings when you read it. One scene in particular from Being Human ALWAYS got me. I can picture it so clearly and see it play out like a scene from a movie. An added bonus is I also have a song that goes with it.
(This is another older post from Blogspot I'm sharing here. I wish Weebly had a way for me to transfer all those posts here, but they don't.)
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* Daniel A. Kaine
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* Marie Landry
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* Vamps and Stuff
* Story Dam
* A to Z Blogging Challenge
* Alex J. Cavanaugh
* Larry Kollar
* Indie Books Be Seen
* C. Lee McKenzie
* A Book Lover's Playlist
* Cherie Reich
* M. Pax
* Charity Bradford
* Colin D. Smith
* MJ FiField
* Melissa Barker-Simpson
* Christine Rains
* Heather M. Gardner
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