Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Cage Match

My characters are fighting over who I should work on now that exhaustion has given way to a sort of euphoric delirium in which I can create. Although I have committed to writing Sig's story for NaNoWriMo. Araxas and Anu are not pleased with this. I'm going to lock them all in mental room and throw oil on them. If nothing else, I'll be entertained.

Onto today's episode of  'Is this something I need to think about?' Street teams. Do they help? How do you find them? Why are there no words that rhyme with 'orange'. I almost typed 'orgy' instead. That could be fun, too, but, I digress and return to my original topic. Do you have a street team and does it gain you circulation for your novel? I ask because I see them everywhere on Facebook. I also see a whole lot of authors marketing to other authors and I really don't know if that does any good at all. Admittedly, I'm a one-click addict. I see your promotions and new releases. And yes, I've downloaded them. I'm here in the shadows reading your stuff. (insert maniacal cackle) So, I guess what I'm saying is the marketing works on me but, is it working for you? That is, before I suck more friends into the forced servitude of my own street team. You know, for when I get this damned thing written. It's like a ninja training program really, only with books.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

I'm About to Rock ALL up on NaNoWriMo

Why, you ask? I'm so glad you want to know. I'll tell you. By my latest count, I have plot bunnies in my head for 6 books. 3 of them already begun and all of them but one the initial books in what I hope will evolve into series. None of which count my hope to gather stories from other writers for a horror short story anthology. Life has been too much lately and I hate that part, when the day to day interferes with the creativity but c'est la vie, right? I did manage to complete 5 book covers and a trailer for The Holler. (As a hopeful indie, I do all my own graphics and such. I simply can't afford to pay someone. Oh, well.) It was a learning experience but, I'm pleased with the results. As far as writing, I'm still chipping away at The Holler. A sentence here.. a paragraph there but, damn it, it's progress when I haven't been able to concentrate for playing Taxi mom. At any rate, I'm pouncing on the concept of NaNoWriMo and hoping it will be the kickstart I need to get these stories to the light of day before the voices in my head stage a mutiny. Happy writing, everyone.