Sunday, September 2, 2012

ROW80: D.N.B. and Twitter

I finally did it! I managed to work on two different projects at the same time!
This week, I got in 1k on my Darling New Book, or DNB. I like calling it the DNB because then it can also be the D*mn New Book, depending on how I'm feeling about it. Then I pretty much pulled an all-nighter writing on my serial, which amounted to 3k. So I'm Chapter 15 of Blood Redemption, and I'm aiming for 22-24 chapters. So I'm over halfway there. I got to write a landmark Asheroth chapter, "The Dangers of Being Rational." I love that guy. That brings me to the upper tier of my word count goal of 4k for the week. So all in all, pretty good progress.Now if I can just keep it up with the DNB.

Got together with some friends to do some Labor Day cross-promo; I used to do it a lot for the IBC, but not so much since I haven't had the time to be involved with them. Hopefully the IBC is something I'll be able to get back into since my editing calendar is less full. We exchanged Twitter handles and brief book promos, and posted for each other throughout the Labor Day weekend. Doing it once a day for other people keeps it from being spammy. Some examples:

From Jesi Lea Ryan: Do you believe in psychic powers? Neither did Arcadia...until it began happening to her. http://ow.ly/diTih. #YA #paranormal

From Charlotte Abel: Magic faces off with true love when a young witch is slapped with a chastity curse. ENCHANTMENT by @charlotte_abel amzn.to/Channie

And one from me: Angels, Demons, and everything in between. Check out Vicki Keire's GIFTS OF THE BLOOD, only 99 cents on Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/8lvylng

If you are not already harnessing the power of Twitter as a marketing tool, think about it. Plus it's just fun and a great way to keep in touch with other ROW80 folks through our hashtag, #ROW80. Hoping to spend the rest of the week with either one of my current writing projects, or hopefully both, and catch up on some much needed book reviews and features I've got planned for the blog. Hope everyone's having a great Labor Day weekend!

8 comments:

  1. Any time you want to do cross promo, I'm in!

    ~Jesi

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    1. Me too! What a great idea to do it over Labor Day! Now we just have to think of the next one... :)

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  2. I like cross promo, even though I have nothing to promote yet. And I love your DNB tag - can I steal it?

    And I hate Blogger's captcha's. They're getting harder and harder to read, and people have mentioned that they give up. Just sayin'.

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    1. You are welcome to use the DNB anytime!
      Also, I thought I had it set up so that there was no captcha on my comments- will have to double check that. I agree, it's a pain.

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    2. Captcha disposed of! Thanks for the head's up, Jennifer- I really thought I'd gotten rid of that before now. You're awesome.

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    3. Do you know when the third book in the "Gifts of the blood" trilogy will be available to buy?

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    4. Hi Maya! Sorry for the late reply, this entry got pushed down when I posted the latest one. BR should be ready for publication in a couple of months, as soon as it's done serializing on my publisher's website. In the meantime, you're welcome to check out the webserial if you need a fix!

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