For those who are now joining us, my Friday posts are dedicated to a few of those bloggers who have caught my attention during the week and updates (which I like to call ‘quickdates’) on my personal writing progress. I’d also like to thank author ‘Maria Tatham’ for her title suggestions for these weekly posts (one of which I used :)) and, her continued support.
Kristen Lamb is the bestselling author of We Are Not Alone: The Writer’s Guide to Social Media and Are You There Blog? It’s Me, Writer and, while I’ve only read the latter thus far, it has already changed my outlook on social media and our profession. I advise every author, writer, scribbler, to head on over to Kristen’s blog. Even if you’re not ready to purchase the books, the information and advice she shares for free is literally priceless. Don’t pass up this great resource found here: ‘Kristen Lamb’
Another great blog is courtesy of Sean Chandler, where he talks about all kinds of cool stuff, including his own writing, travels and things that irk him on a daily basis, check out his blog here: ‘Sean Chandler’
1) The YA fantasy (maybe I should call it the Yantasy? No? Okay), continues to allow me to churn out words, equaling paragraphs, then of course chapters, so that’s great :).
2) I recently joined the WANA (We Are Not Alone) community – ‘WANA Tribe’ , because it’s a great resource for writers and helps us to remember that even in our quietest moments, there are others out there going through exactly what we are.
3) Strongly considering self-publishing some work, so that will be another hoorah of getting information together so if I decide to do it, it’s done well. (N.B: Still all for traditional publishing and will continue to submit, but see self-publishing as a viable avenue for other titles.)
4) In relation to (3) – I’ve been trying to understand even more about author platforms and effective methods of marketing books, etc.
5) Recently, I’ve been getting the most writing done late at night. This is a good thing because well, it’s words but, it conflicts with my early mornings. However, not going to stop if the ideas are coming, so will try to make adjustments and share in the future.
6) This weekend in Barbados is our annual Animekon Expo – ‘Animekon Expo’ which is basically a scaled down version of conventions featuring pop culture. I’m considering cosplaying — maybe a character of mine. We’ll see :).
As always, I wish everyone the best of weekends. Should you find the words, keep at it with the determination of a mouse on speed in a seemingly impossible maze and remember, we are not alone . . .
Feel free to suggest bloggers you feel should be featured and I’ll be sure to check them out. See you Monday :D!