Poll for Backworlds
Backworlds fans! Book three, Boomtown Craze, is coming along nicely. The plot has gained momentum in my mind, but I’ve been thinking about adding in chapters from other character perspectives in this book. So, instead of the story always filtered through Craze, I’m thinking about adding chapters from Dactyl’s perspective and Talos’s… the rest of the gang, too. What do you think? Would you enjoy reading that?
I have to say that I’m leaning toward yes. This means backtracking and some rewriting.
Marketing This Week
I’m gearing up for the launch of The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear. I made a banner to put at the bottom of all of my blog posts. I’ll have the party announcement on this coming Monday. I’m debating doing some sort of contest involving free books and perhaps some home baked brownies from me. I don’t bake often, so that’s uber special. Thoughts on contests?
My friend is making a trailer for The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear. So yeah, gearing up for Hetty. I’m probably formatting as you read this.
Tonight I have my first in person marketing event. As of the time of writing this post, I have no idea what I’m going to put into the displays I’m going to print. But I have my business cards and a way to set them up. I’ll take a photo tonight, and it’ll be a surprise for all of us.
I’m also the photographer for the event. So, I’ll be sure all the people I photograph get cards. If they want copies of the photos, they’ll need to email me. :)
What I Learned About GooglePlay
Apparently, GooglePlay puts books on sale whenever they want to. So the author loses control over pricing, because Amazon will price match when the author doesn’t want them to. So, I’ll not be uploading to GooglePlay. See, it pays to research and ask.
Look! Tagged by Summer Ross
Summer Ross of My Inner Faerie tagged me last week for the look challenge. The rules: Count up the ‘LOOK’s in your current WIPs and choose your favorite three. Then post the paragraphs around the word.
The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear has 83 looks in it. Really? You have no idea how hard I try not to use that word. I’m just going to publish the first use of look in Ren Hetty. It doesn’t make its debut until chapter two.
The short walk over to the MAX station winded her. The steady poor fare of coffee, donuts, soda, and crap food was taking its toll. “I need a lifestyle change.”
“You mean a diet?” Raspberry’s hazel eyes popped. Her tongue dabbed at her pink lips. “Not today. Today we scream and boogie and stuff our faces with frosting. When are you ever going to graduate again?”
“She could get more degrees.” Maisy held her hand over her eyeglasses to shield them from the paltry rain. “She could graduate again. You should go for your bachelors.”
“There will never be another today. C’mon, Hetty,” Raspberry said.
“Very well.” Hetty didn’t see the point in arguing. It would take more energy than a carafe of coffee could infuse. “Boogie? Really?”
“The bar across the street from the Beanut is having an open mic. You can go over there and kick up your heels. You and Maisy.”
The cousins exchanged a look and laughed.
“Perhaps in an alternate universe,” Hetty said.
Now I’m supposed to tag five people… hmm: Julie Flanders, Holly Sinclair, Catherine Stine, Amanda Rose, and The Writing Nut.
Have a good weekend everybody!