Excuse me a moment while I attempt to be officious during this important yet short announcement. Ahem...
BROKEN BLUE HAS BEEN PUBLISHED!!
It's already garnered some amazing reviews, I might add. I'm so happy it's being well received. I hope you all enjoy it. It has been a labour of love.
So, aside from the excitement of the release of Broken Blue, there are a few things that I've been getting on with this month that has dramatically shortened my blogging time. I feel like I haven't blogged in ages, but it's actually only been a couple of weeks. A lot has happened this month:
- Started to gather my book promo world. This is hard. Be an author they say, it'll be fun they say. But THEY don't tell you how hard marketing your books are. I now dislike THEY.
- Connected with some indie author support groups to help me with the all the book promo fun - these guys are amazing, and the most inspiring people in the publishing industry!
- Finally got round to learning how to use Canva.
- Tried and failed to get folk on Twitter to engage (this is not the end, Twitterers!).
- Lined up a prolific crime/sci-fi author for the blog in 2018!
- Made a start on the sequel to Broken Blue. Yep, it's coming!
- Hit over 500+ meaningful connections on LinkedIn (a small target, but a target none the less), to learn from industry pros.
- Had an actual conversation with the tax people that I’d been putting off
- Participating in NaNoWriMo - a whole month of writing to hit a 50k word target. Link here, if you're interested in what it is.
Busy month, I’m sure you’ll agree. Of course, this all has to be done in my spare time that’s not really spare, in-between a full-time job, and still trying to qualify as a good mum, wife, daughter, sister, niece, friend, pet owner, professional procrastinator etc. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining, only one of the above tasks I really loathed to do (you can probably guess which), but I would like to spend a bit more time doing them as a full-time author. Alas! Tis not yet possible, *sigh*, but I have my sights set high.
If you do buy a copy of Broken Blue please, please, please leave a review on Amazon, even if it's only one sentence. I can't tell you how hard it is to get a book seen if the review count is low. Reviews are so very important. Without them, we languish and the bottom of the digital pile, never to see the grand light of day.
Thanks to you all for your support in getting Broken Blue out there. It is a phenomenal experience, and one I'll never forget. Now it's just got survive my girl:
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