Monday, August 19, 2013

Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts


Doesn’t it drive you nuts? I’m waiting on my editor, waiting on my cover artist. What’s a girl to do while she’s waiting?


Time to get back to the short story I was working on. Or, better yet, get back to plotting the next brooch story. It doesn’t matter which one I work on, just as long as I write something.

From what I’m hearing from those “in the know,” authors need to put out new content every three months. Geez, it takes me months/years to write and edit a book. So how in the heck can I get new content out in three months?

Write faster. Write smarter. Stay focused. Stick to a goal-setting plan. Find someone to hold me accountable. That’s the big one. Accountability. Out there in the real world where I had to get dressed every morning and put on make up, I had bosses to hold me accountable. Working at home, there’s only me, and if I want to spend an afternoon researching instead of writing, I do.  But wait, I don’t think I’ll be successful in getting new content out in three months if I don’t stick to a strict writing plan.

So, starting tomorrow, I’m going to hold myself accountable to write 2500 words a day. If I do that, I’ll have the first draft of The Sapphire Brooch written in forty-five days. It took ten weeks to write The Ruby Brooch so seven might be pushing it, but I’m going to give it the college try. Who knows, I might have another book to release by the end of the year, and wouldn’t that be awesome.

Happy writing & running, Kathy


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again: 
  1. Fifteen Tips for Book Reviewers | Musings
  2. 12 Additional Mistakes to Avoid When Asking For a Book Review
  3. Improvising Screenplays: Arming Your Characters with a Strong Point of View
  4. Relationships Matter: Don't Write That Next Book Yet - 10 Questions to Ask Yourself
  5. Dealing with Criticism | The Passive Voice |
  6. Common Style Issues - Diane Krause
  7. Writing on the Ether: Are You Marketing to Your "Adjacent" Fans?
  8. Be Consistent With Your Book and Your Promo Plan | Behler Blog
  9. Characters Must Have Motivation | The Editor's Blog
  10. Amazon Patents 'DVD Extras' for E-Books | Gadget Lab |
  11. How to Sell Ebooks: 5 Proven Tips | Digital Book World
  12. Getting to know readers: the new accessibility
  13. Facebook Graph Search Advice for Writers - AppNewser
  14. The Sharp Angle: 3 Ways to Fill an Empty Bio
  15. Notes from the Slushpile: How to Make a Book Trailer - Part Two: Tools and Tips
  16. Be Consistent With Your Book and Your Promo Plan | Behler Blog
  17. Where Should You Begin Your Story? - An Excerpt from Structuring Your Novel - Helping Writers Become Authors
  18. #PubLaw Summer Scams, Part 2: Scams in Writing Contests | Spann of Time 


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