Saturday, April 29, 2017

LaGrange Author Fair - April 29th

Today, I went to my first author fair and was astounded at how great everyone's work looked. The cover art on some were just incredible. I also learned the importance of banners to be used for behind the table. I didn't have a banner. I think I would like to get a banner for future fairs.

So I didn't have huge results on sales, but I networked like a champ. This was a major accomplishment for me, since I tend to be quiet and let others talk at social events. Today, I just went up and asked them questions about their publishing/ printing/ marketing experiences, and all were only too happy to tell me everything!

My goal for the next couple of weeks is to get a Facebook Author page and get on Twitter. I know! I am not on Twitter. Shame on me, but I will work on fixing that. I will keep everyone posted on how it goes and if anyone would like to join me in my writing escapades I will let you know the details when I get them.

Also this week, I am going to try really hard to come up with a name for my time travel adventure to ancient Greece. Wish me luck!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Rough draft finished for book #5!

Whew! What a year! I have just completed my rough draft for my fifth full length fantasy/ adventure manuscript. I know a lot of things need to be done, but it is a relief to have the general story written. Now it is in the hands of my husband and my writers group to help me make it that much better and let me know if I've gone way off base.

I still have no idea for a title. Hopefully something will come to me. Heck, I may start asking Facebook for some ideas. I'll be looking at cover designs soon, but that will come later. Kind of need to have the title ready for any cover design, but I can start looking for cover images.

I'm trying to decide if I want to take a chance with the new Amazon publishing option - Scout. I am leery that it is more like a popularity contest. Since I'm antisocial, I don't think it sets me up for success.

April is winding up to be pretty busy. Of course the Easter bunny is coming to visit next Sunday. After that I have the Kentucky Writers Workshop and I will be pitching  to an agent. My very first, and I am crazy nervous. The usual thought run through my head: "Why do I possibly think I'm that good to be picked?" I will chalk it up to added experience and the fact that I get to pick the mind of an active agent on what the publishing world is looking for.

My problem is I usually go against what the public wants, which is a little troublesome!

Anyways, happy writing!