This last quarter of the year is shaping up to be a busy time. My next middle grade novel will be formally released come October 22, 2013. It’s about an 11 year-old-boy who is abused in a foster home. His aunt helps to make things right in his world and she becomes his hero.
I have some rights coming back to me as well, which means I have to get some important stuff done with regard to those books. Then there’s my first love, which I’ve neglected for a while now. I cut my teeth on romance novels, which I started reading when I was in primary school. Let’s just say I have four books that I need to turn around in a short time. In terms of marketing, I don’t think I’ll be doing too much when the time comes for these books to hit the market because current books help to sell future ones.
In terms of the current book, I’ve asked a few people to read and post early reviews to give the novel some traction. Saving Sam is free today. Download a copy if you think it’s something you’ll like. I haven’t made a splash about this and I’m not asking for shares because I’m not a fan of giving away free books although they have their place and do their job. I’m giving the book away now because it’s the simplest way to get reviews and not run the risk of Amazon removing them for the reason that the book wasn’t bought there.
I’ll also be revamping some information for a website that I should have been working on ages ago. All this is more than enough to keep me busy for a while. I feel a brainstorming and scheduling session coming on. The best decision I made lately was to stop moaning about lack of time and start making use of what I do have. I’ve amazed myself with the ground I’ve covered since then. Didn’t realize moaning and inactivity took up so much time.
You didn’t think you were gonna get away without me talking about the blogfest did you? Between October 22 & 24 tell us Who’s Your Hero in 300 words. If you haven’t signed up as yet, see the linky list below. There’s a $10.00 Amazon Gift Card it the mix.
What d’you have planned for this week? Writing? Editing? Marketing? Make sure to pop over and visit the IWSG site for some inspiration and encouragement to start the week. I've stopped in and topped up already.