Sunday, September 13, 2015

ROW80 Sunday check-in: A little and a lot . . .

Just another week and a half to the end of Round 3 -- September 24 looms. Some real accomplishments to report this week:

--Cover done for Allen's Vietnam era novel, REACHING.
--Requested blurbs/reviews for REACHING.
--Corrections uploaded for YEARS OF STONE.
--Some reading and some writing for RIVERS OF STONE. Not quite my goal but still 1K.
--Steady progress on program for quilt show (deadline Oct 1, 40 pages), illustrations, text, the whole shebang.

For the coming week:
--Finish formatting REACHING (CreateSpace/Kindle).
--And whatever else I can manage.

Allen, Vietnam, 1968
The hardest task for me this week was asking for early reviews or blurbs for Allen's REACHING. First, I hate to ask for favors. Second, I asked a few people I knew locally and a few I met over the last several years on NOVELS-L of The Internet Writing Workshop. 

The result? Wow! I am humbled by the generosity of writers I barely know and so appreciative of their support. Yes, I believe in his novel and hope it will find readers. 

Now, my next challenge: to devise a marketing plan that supports his book -- without any public appearances for my hermit-like hubby. Suggestions?

May the end of the round go well for you. 

 


4 comments:

  1. I am so happy to hear about the good reviews for Hubby's novel. Good for him, and for you too. I wish I could give you some ideas for promoting it, but I am constantly looking for that kind of advice myself.

    Best wishes for a productive week and meeting all your Round-end goals.

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    1. Isn't marketing a steep learning curve? So far, most of the marketing will be online . . . but I'm going to get in touch with some veteran groups. He's a pretty shy guy so I'm less sure about speaking. Maybe bookmarks. Thank YOU for the encouragement!

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  2. hate the marketing side and still don't know what is the best way foward - sorry no ideas to help - all the best tho:)

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  3. Congrats on the progress of Reaching.

    Sending good vibes on the marketing front. I am just as clueless about that kind of thing. Will need to research as I get ready to publish my works though. All the best, Beth!! :-)

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