It's that time again. The 1st Wednesday of the month is Insecure Writers Support Group, the brainchild Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh Thanks, Alex, for starting this group and keeping it going. And thanks to this month's awesome hosts: C. Lee McKenzie,Rachel Pattison, Elizabeth Seckman, Stephanie Faris, Lori L MacLaughlin, and Elsie Amata!
We're also announcing the details of the annual IWSG Anthology Contest on September 7!
Old Dog, New Tricks
|our old dog Cody|
Holy cow! Did I ever have a lot to learn! I wasn’t even on Facebook. Had no idea what Twitter was. A blog? Huh? Since 2011, I’ve learned so much, thanks to the wonderful writing community. Besides my RWA chapter (Mid-Michigan RWA) members, Authors Helping Authors (an online support group), the Science Fiction Romance Brigade, this group, and so many more helped me learn what I needed to know.
After five years learning new things, I learned a couple of new things this past month. I put my new release up on Amazon for pre-order. I’d heard the horror tales about how if you don’t put the completed book up by their deadline, you can’t do a pre-order for a year. Pretty tough rule. Mine was up well before the deadline. I also discovered Smashwords and Kobo have pre-orders. I’ll definitely do those, too, next time.
My other learning something new? This weekend, I put three of my books up at All Romance eBooks. Friends have long mentioned this venue as another place to have my books available. I almost gave up. The website is somewhat confusing to navigate. Once I figured it out, the rest was fairly easy. I’m glad I pursued this.
As long as I keep learning, I won’t let my brain atrophy from disuse.
This month’s question: How do you find the time to write in your busy day?
Good question. I have a supportive spouse who leaves me alone (most of the time), who cooks when he sees I’m really involved in my writing, and who does laundry. I am so lucky. But I tend to waste time, too, so I’m looking forward to reading what others have to say.
My newest sci-fi romance (the one that was up for pre-order) was released on August 31. Mission to New Earth (a novella) is available at:
If you click here, you can read about Mission to New Earth and enter the Giveaway. I’m doing a month long blog tour. If you have room on your blog for a guest, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. As I’ve often mentioned, I love having guests here. So let me help you celebrate a new release, too.
Click here to find others on the Insecure Writers Support Group Blog Hop. Or go to IWSG on Facebook to see who’s blogging today.