What does one blog about when the first thought in my head is I HAVE NOTHING. It’s frightening to think that a blabbermouth like me has squat. There is no Bottle of Red this week as I haven’t been working on that. I haven’t been writing a lot as I have been doing a lot of promoting of fellow indie authors on FACE BOOK as well as some shameless self promotion.
Okay so let’s talk about that. Writers don’t just write–GASP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shocking. Don’t fall off your chairs and yell SAY IT ISN’T SO!
In the new world of writing we have to divide our time between promotion of our own work and those of our fellow indies. It’s the sharing of mutual goodwill and backscratching that we all do. People think we compete with each other. Such is not the case. This is such a supportive community that we don’t mind taking the time to like each others FB pages or TWEET each others successes and follow each other.
There are those great souls will go out and build a directory that encompasses authors from all over the world so there will be a resource for readers to find authors that are not making stratospheric earnings for their craft. Such angels should be named and pat on the back. Yes I am involved but the kudos need to go to Eileen Register and the tweet queen extraordinaire Joan P Lane who built and put THE INTERNATIONAL DIRECTORY OF PUBLISHED AUTHORS into existence. It has taken much hairpulling and self flagration to get the baby on it’s feet. We have a fantastic product here and we are proud of it. It is a labour of love for the three of us and has taken a great chunk of sacrificed writing time to get going but like proud parents Here it is.
I have also employed the services of a social media publicity specialist to heighten my profile on FACEBOOK, GOODREADS AMAZON and TWITTER. The fun we have had developing adverts to get my books out there.
I have also had the chance to co-host DELLANIS TEA TIME AND WHAT’S WRITE FOR ME for the last few months to prepare for my own show this coming winter WRITERS ROUND TABLE is coming to you from RED RIVER RADIO on blogtalk radio starting January 2014. Myself and the wonderful Jon Magee will be chatting with independent authors and talking about writing in general.
NaNoWriMo is also coming up Nov 1-30. A thirty day frenzy to complete a 50,000 word novel without losing sleep or sanity.
That means I have to get my write on and try and sew up DEAD MEN DON’T SWING BY HALLOWTHANKXMAS and get it published and work on A BOTTLE OF RED eventually.