Phew! It's Monday! I've accomplished a ton today - including a nice long run first thing. 🙂 So, my book signing was this past Friday. Be prepared, here: I'm going to be gushy. It was amazing, and thrilling, and fun. Also, apparently, it was tiring, because I napped quite a bit on Saturday. I had … Continue reading Book Signing in Review…#MondayBlogs
Today was the day: my first book signing took place from 11 this morning until 5 this evening. I had an amazing group of people come through all day - both friends and loved ones, as well as perfect strangers. The community events manager and I are looking at when to schedule the next one! … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Bliss
I have new books to read! Ciara Ballintyne released her sequel, "Stalking the Demon," on Halloween, and I've just purchased the kindle edition. Lori Shafer also has a memoir, "On Hearing of My Mother's Death Six Years After It Happened," which I've also downloaded. I'm too excited to read, since my first book signing is … Continue reading Writer Wednesday…Excitement!
By now my readership knows I am a newbie to the self-publishing, writing for a living, gig. 🙂 A few months ago, I was reading about all of the different ways to market books. Social media, author events, and the like. I was intrigued by the idea of doing a book signing, but thought (for … Continue reading Book Signing How-To…#MondayBlogs
Yesterday, on my daughter's birthday, she and I took turns on the treadmill. I ran my 5 miles (which is kind of my standard distance), and she ran 2 1/4 miles (yes, she wanted to be sure I included that 1/4 mile and didn't say "over" 2 miles). While she ran, I added a new … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts…Planning
We've all heard phrases that approximate "overnight success." We have "breakout writers," a phrase that - to me, anyway - implies that this new writer popped up and made it BIG! Actors talk about their early years all the time: "I was convinced I would be a star within (fill in timeframe here) of moving … Continue reading What Does It Mean to Be an Overnight Success? #MondayBlogs