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.
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.
I'm doing a special, mid-week post because I finally remembered to do something I've been meaning to do for a couple months and could use some help. =D
Back in June, I blogged about my indecision about what to do with my short story, Influence of Love. By the end of the post I knew what I wanted to do. I was going to republish the short story. Then I promptly forgot about it.
Back in my June #WriteMotivation post, I finally achieved my goal of reading both the short stories I had written, Influence of Love and Balance of Love. They are two short stories, under 7500 words. Influence was posted for free on Amazon for a while, but I took it down out of fear that it was hurting my sales of other books (I don't believe that was the case. YA is hard to get noticed in. Stand alone YAs, doubly so.) Balance never got that far and I'm glad of that because upon rereading it, I found some spots that would benefit from character development. Both are on Wattpad, but I've failed pretty badly at building an audience there so they don't get read much.
I really don't do enough shameless promotion on this blog. Mostly, I like to talk about other things regarding writing and my life. People don't like constantly being hawked to as it is, so I'd rather just be myself. A slick salesman I am not.
But it's Cyber Monday and I thought I'd get in on it with some book deals I hope you can't resist.
[Medieval Latin, ultimately from Greek parapherna bride's property beyond her dowry, from para- + phernē dowry, from pherein to bear
First Known Use: 1651]
The holidays are here and what better time to spread the joy and love of reading. I'll be offering Snapshots for free on Amazon. It's my gift to you for being awesome. Why are you awesome? Because I said so. =P When you're done consuming Snapshots like Santa consumes cookies and milk, head over to Wattpad where I have a short story called Influence of Love that you can devour like cookies too.
I am so excited to have this blog hop. I did really good bribing... I mean asking people to join.
A quick recap of what this hop is about. Talk about a book or writing related secret. It can be a guilty pleasure genre or something about writing you don't like that others love. Once your post is written, come back here and add it to the linky list. Then visit others and see what has been confessed. Easy peasy. Feel free to add the badge to your post as well.
Now on to my confession!
I have two topics in mind, but one is less interesting than the other so I'll give it a brief mention. I never read author interviews. I will do them. I will RT them, but I never read them. Honestly, I find them a bit boring.
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Sites I like to Visit
* Daniel A. Kaine
* MB Mulhall
* Marie Landry
* Rainy Kaye
* 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
* Liana K (Youtube)
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