I am still adjusting to the fact that I do not have to be churning out sections and chapters every free moment that I have. My book is not ready for publication.
However, with the second draft complete and waiting to be edited by someone far more objective than me, I now have time to focus on all of the other aspects of publication. Continue reading So, I’ve Written A Book… Now What?
June is just about over, and that means we’re halfway through 2017. I set some pretty lofty goals for both my marketing and publishing efforts this year, so I think it’s only fair that I update you all on my progress so far.
Here’s how my 2017 marketing campaign has gone through six months. Continue reading Mid-Year Marketing Report: How Are We Doing?
We have a publishing imprint! Jessie and I have officially founded (wow, that’s a big word) Evening Satellite Publishing!
Evening Satellite Publishing will be the imprint for all of our print publications in the fantasy and sci-fi genres, including The Warden of Everfeld: Memento and Jessie’s as yet unnamed sci-fi novel. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: We Have an Imprint!
I went to my first actual book launch on Saturday. Fellow blogger and now real-life pal MLS Weech released his second book, Caught, on Saturday at a comic book shop about 20 minutes from my house. Continue reading With Our Writer Powers Combined!
Disclosure: I work for a marketing firm. While I have no formal education in marketing or business and would never claim to be an “expert”, working in online marketing for two companies over the last four years has taught me a lot. This series will explore the marketing strategies I will use to promote my upcoming novel.
As I mentioned in my Friday Write-Day post a few days ago, some business-like details have fallen into place regarding the publishing of my book this year. This has allowed me to lay out a basic timeline and strategy for promoting and publishing my upcoming fantasy novel, The Warden of Everfeld: Memento. Continue reading Marketing Your Novel: The Marketing Strategy!
I nearly forgot it was Friday. I suppose that’s what the holidays do to you.
Writing was slow once again, despite my time off from work earlier in the week — 3,600 for the week and 24,800 overall. But my weekly total is low mostly because I’ve been… distracted by other priorities the past two nights. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: Busy with Business
I believe I mentioned in one of my recent Friday Write-Day posts that I had begun the process of finding a cover artist for my novel. I did this not because it was part of my strategic process of preparing for publication — that would have been the smart thing to do. Continue reading How to Find a Cover Designer
I have not made much progress at all this week… for NaNoWriMo. With less than 10,000 words written through 18 days, I think it’s safe to say I will not be hitting 50,000 words, or probably even 30,000.
One reason for the lack of progress on either WoEL or my mythology stories this week has been my general stressing over the details of publication. Up until I printed those manuscripts for The Warden of Everfeld: Memento, publication felt like a far-off dream, attainable yet just out of reach. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: Progress on the Non-Writing Front