Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The Lost Art of Blogging
HAVE YOU SEEN ME LATELY!?
Comes to the name: Confessions of a Watery Tart
Identifying Features: Silliness, periodic wisdom, man butts
See... I have somehow LOST my blogging mojo... and I can manage one side or the other of it... EITHER writing one OR reading and getting around... but I am having some trouble syncing up the two.
In fact I've seen some blogs recently talking about the diminishing returns on blogging. They didn't call it that. I did. But that's what it is... even the SAME effort isn't getting the same response (let alone those of us that have been falling down on the job).
But I DO have some news, both progress and upcoming events, so maybe I'll go with THAT.
Book 5 is with my copyeditor (a week later than I planned, but I was wise enough to never advertise a release date, so it's good)
Book 6 is ready for revision for 2nd readers.
Book 7 is DONE and first revisions done. Just some revisions to enter and then send it to first reader.
Book 8 is NEARLY done, but I am not revising until 9 is written.
About that... I have a strong inkling that this serial will be 12, rather than 10... it's all good. That allows the collections to be 4 books (400 pages) a piece, which to me makes a $2.99 price a VALUE (if a $2.99 book is made of 3 X $.99, then you pay three cents EXTRA for the set... this way they get a book FREE if they buy the set)
I think this ALSO sets me up reasonable to 'release in clusters'--when 5 is released the first week of December, I SHOULD be able to do 5, 6, 7, and 8 all 3 weeks apart, then have a gap for my Cozy book release, then do the last 4 clustered.
I am about at 36K for NaNoWriMo, though spinning my wheels a bit, as that break to edit goofed me a bit. I will finish...
Saturday: My friend Crystal Collier released her book Moonless last week, and Saturday is doing a guest blog! Come see her!!!
And NEXT WEEK, there is a huge BLOW OUT--a GIANT giveaway for Black Friday. There are FOUR $50 gift certificates and MANY books being given away--you definitely want to get in on it!
So that's what's up... maybe my mojo will fall back in line in December, but for NOW, featuring a few fun things seems to be what I can manage. Anybody else having trouble?