It’s coming up on the end of the old year and beginning of the new, and you know what that means… Goals. Look at how you did on the old ones and set some new ones. I do this every year for personal and professional goals. Let’s take a look at those author ones. 2018 ACCOMPLISHMENTS I had a wonderful 2018 with new releases, … Read More 2018 Accomplishments & 2019 Goals
That’s right, I am in several different phases on several different projects at the moment. You know how much I love to be busy. Well, we’re in a holding pattern on the move right now as we wait for our house to sell, so what better time to go crazy on my writing, right? (Actually, the timing on all of this just sort of … Read More Begging, Editing, Writing, & Ideas
Five Word Friday is my goofy way of sharing what’s top of mind for me each week – usually writing related, but not always. If you think it’s a fun concept, I invite you to reciprocate with your own five words/topics that are top of mind for you – either in the comments below or on your own blog post and share the link. … Read More Five Word Friday (Feb 20, 2015)
One of the marketing trends out there for authors are book trailers. These are a lot like movie trailers for but books. I actually like the concept a lot. It puts images and drama to the selling of the story, and I could see how that would be useful as a marketing tool. The question is, how useful? The reason I ask that question … Read More Book Trailers: Do I? Or Don’t I?
Over the last few months I’ve been on a bit of a journey in relation to my book covers. Let me start at the beginning… Tax season rolled around this year and, of course, we had to submit all my book related stuff. I’ll admit that for the year 2013 I was a tad disappointed with where I came out from a net perspective. … Read More Designing My Owen Book Covers
I’ll admit that I’ve been struggling with the topic of author swag because I wasn’t yet ready to spend money on Abigail Owen branded items (and by that I mean on creating the brand first and then buying the items). I took a shot at creating an author logo myself, but decided to wait a bit and get a professional on the job. When … Read More Finding the Right Swag
Now that my debut novel, Blue Violet, is released, my primary goal for this book has shifted from writing/publishing to attracting readers. Based on blogs I’ve read, and my own personal feelings, most writers will tell you that their main objective is to reach readers (and give them a positive reading experience). The side-benefit of that goal is making enough money to sustain the habit. Whether that means just covering the expenses of editing … Read More Reaching More Readers: Getting Started