Tuesday, October 4, 2016

October IWSG, Out With the Old and in With the New, Studio December and Flu Shots

IWSG This month’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group is hosted by Beverly Stowe McClure, Megan Morgan, Viola Fury, Madeline Mora-Summonte, Angela Woodbridge, Susan Gourley and of course Alex Cavanaugh. Be sure to stop by and give these awesome hard working bloggers some love.

I’ve been off for a couple months and it’s great to be back! Lots of good stuff going on but that doesn’t mean all is good. My big concern these days is regarding my marketing and promotional platform which includes branding. Been doing it all wrong this year. 


Example Big events that needed much work and preparation but yielded miniscule returns (see my July IWSG post). So I’m returning to what got me going in the first place: a grass roots approach. I’m working with Barnes and Noble and independent bookstores up and down the coast and many are willing to give me a shot. More on this later. Selling books out of the back of my car and at the beach is proving to be very successful. And libraries are working with me with signings and carrying my books on their shelves. Moving forward: no big events for the forseeable future. 

New Platform I’m working on a new platform and brand I even have a logo. More on that on next month’s IWSG post. 


New Series I have a new Young Adult / Middle Grade SciFi series that combines science and the supernatural set at the end of this century. I’m moving forward with this at ludicrous speed and hope to finish the first complete draft during NaNoWriMo next month. No title yet but here is a one-line blurb: 


"We spent decades searching the night-time sky for habitable planets and signs of intelligent life; but they found us first."


Paying It Forward I’m giving a shout out for Studio December Awesome websites for awesome clients. From start to finish, we do it all. Our websites reinforce your branding and allow you to offer your unique services to potential customers. Our experience not only allows us to build awesome websites, but allows us to help you expand your brand into the real of social media and much, much more. Get in touch with us today to see what we can do for you! 

Flu Shots Got mine. Did you get yours? 

Question So what’s the latest and greatest with you?

Ludicrous Speed in Ludicrous Speed