Monthly Archives: April 2015

Savie’s social medial monday question….

Agree or disagree?

 

http://www.authorspublish.com/is-spicy-subject-matter-more-important-than-quality-of-content/

 

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In light of last week…this is a great time to share

In light of learning last week that a piracy site has ALL of my books on it, this could not have hit at a more appropriate moment. When I read it, I saved it thinking…I need to share this. So, while I know Savannah normally does the social media sharing thing, this hits too close to home to keep to myself.

http://jomichaels.blogspot.ca/2015/04/pirates-book-library-and-extreme.html?utm_content=bufferd4462&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Sav goes social again

This article is so interesting to me. Though not writing this genre (yet), it is one of those things that I think one day Savie, one day….

 

http://auniqueandportablemagic.blogspot.ca/2015/03/the-why-what-and-how-of-fantasy-sequel.html

 

F3 friday fracas

abyrneWith the hub-bub over Hawthorne DuFoe in Maggie’s book ((The Red Queen)) I thought I’d take a moment to mention that his book was book II in the F3 series (The Dom’s Diary). While we have not seen the last of Thorne, there is more out there about the Dom that got away.

In other news, I’m futzing some. I have Some Might Call it Magic due out later this year and it is a collection of short stories from the series for those who I do not see a book for in the future. The problem is that as I muck with the shorts, some of the stories are bigger than I think they would be, others I’m wondering if I have story to tell for at all. The bigger ones make me wonder if I should try for a novella for them, the shorters make me cringe and wonder if there is enough to tell to warrant calling it a short at all…

So, here’s where you come in. Of the known characters from books 1 – 3…who’s story do you want? YES, Carolyn’s story is coming, but other than that? I had decided early that the F3 series would be 5 books…now I’m just not sure.

Help please…and check out Thorne’s story:

TDD cover - front

Top 10 things I know

10454296_361006674073419_7970775334814670469_nSo, Eclectic Bard Books has two new authors coming out of the debut shoot this year. Exciting stuff! Every time a new author makes the leap to public consumption I cannot help but take a moment to remember my own.  It’s not been so long ago even though it isn’t all that recent either.

As I look back I try to make a point to remember what I have learned and what I can un-learn. Sounds weird, right? Does to me and I’m the one who’s doing it. Basically, because with each new author to the label, I’m having the same conversation at some point, here’s the top ten things I know to be true (and reminding myself is a good thing):

1. There are some universal truths out there but mostly, what works and doesn’t work for different people may not be from the same ball park nevermind inning. Focus on your own play; not the fielder, the pitcher, the catcher or the ones screaming “Hey batter” from the dugout. Play to win no matter where you are in the lineup.

2. Just as fast as it came together in your head it call all disappear, take notes. Life happens and will kill ideas before you can get to them.

3. Have a To Be Written pile as big as your To Be Read pile. Take ideas and let them percolate instead of vaporize. Create your opportunities.

4. After all the tweets, facebook posts, newsletters, emails, and photographs there is you. Are you worth knowing? As writers, we ask readers to come inside our minds and take a stroll through our story, if you aren’t someone they want to meet, why would they want to step inside your head to read?

5. Remember that The Lord didn’t do it all in one day…you can’t either. Allow yourself to be human. Have goals, have faith, have a plan…but have permission to need a break.

6. Success is a personal definition. Don’t let anyone else tell you how good you are or aren’t. Define it, find the path and go get it…BUT be prepared to bust your ass for it and don’t give up.

7. Everyone has an opinion. Accept that not all will be the’ happy-happy I love your work’ kind and move on. Writing isn’t about that.

8. Ask for help. Know your resources and be willing to let someone be the expert you aren’t. Reciprocity is a beautiful thing.

9. Pay it forward. NO ONE gets to the top of the Best Seller lists or to a contract without someone else there. There is no my best friend the author will make me a best seller…they can be helpful, but they can’t do it for you. When you get where you want to go, be aware of others who need your ear, your insight, your advice and share it. Just like someone gave you a hand up – keep it going.

10. Believe in the dream. It can come true.

 

Social Savie & the hard truth

This is the scariest and most exciting part about being “indie”…

http://www.jimheskett.com/2015/03/reviews.html

 

Re-release party TOMORROW!

aedanIt’s almost that day…re-release day for Warrior’s Watchtower. The SLIGHT revisions have all been made and the book is ready to load up for the party. Lady Amber promotions has the gig and is getting ready to host and hand out PRIZES…all Vengelys, and a Con ticket too… don’t miss it!

All the details are found on this page::
https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/896555773699296/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Hope to see you there!