But I'm starting to go public! Invitations to speak are setting up a busy time by the end of this year. People really want to hear face-to-face more about my books, the writing process, and self-publishing.
ROW80 update: Posted Round 3 Goals on Monday, July 7, and tried to simplify them. So far this week, I've made very slow progress as we begin the countdown, doctor visits, and tests for back surgery for hubby within the next 6 weeks.
Writing: Wrote 350 new words and worked on publishing surprise (completed formatting: this week finish proofreading, write blurb and order cover). Met deadline for quilting article.
Marketing. Wrote bookstore and bookclub. Reorganizing and filing by folders (that darn binder got too big!).
Community/Reading. Keeping my commitments to F2F groups. Currently reading Carol Kean's Ironwolf (beta read) and Emmy Werner's Pioneer Children on the Journey West. Werner uses diaries and letters to share poignant experiences. Children lost, hungry, yet sturdily stubborn and persevering.
Question of the Day: Mark Coker said somewhere that $2.99 and $3.99 were the 'sweet spots' for e-book pricing. I'm noticing that established names are pushing the Kindle e-book prices way up. I hesitate when buying an e-book priced over $2.99, but I'm a penny-pincher. What's your reaction? How do you decide what price you're willing to pay?
Save the Date! If you are reading this, you are a writer or a fan! To say thank you, I'll run a promotion for Years of Stone, a Count Down deal through Amazon on August 1, 2, and 3.
Read what other ROW80 writers are up to HERE.
|Lazy days of summer|
Along the California Coast (Camp August 2013)