Saturday, August 31, 2013

Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts PLUS Update on the release of “The Last MacKlenna”

The Last MacKlenna is available on Amazon  

Click to read pre-release reviews on Goodreads

Listen to Mark Wilson from Edinburgh, Scotland 
read a chapter of The Last MacKlenna. You'll love his accent! 

Whew! That was fun. It was a crazy rush to get line edits corrected and the cover design finalized, but it’s done, and I’m pleased.

What’s next? Wash four days of dishes stacked in the sink, take out the trash, find the top of my desk, clean my bathroom, and get a full night’s sleep.

I had forgotten what it was like to work with a deadline. I also forgot how much I enjoyed it. There is something about being under the gun that I find challenging and rewarding. Do I want to do it every day? Been there. Done that. Don’t need to go there again. But having a reminder two or three times a year is a good thing. At least for me.

I got that monkey off my shoulder this week. You know the one who whispers in your ear, “You can’t do that.” Yeah, that one. In my case, it was You can't write a second book.” Well, he’s gone now and the second book it close to being released.

If you've got that monkey on your shoulder, tell him to go find someone else to pester because you’re not going to listen anymore. You've got work to do, and so do I.

Braham McCabe . . . your story’s next.

Happy writing & running, Kathy


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets today, here they are again: 
  1. Writer Unboxed » A Key Book Marketing Principle That Authors Must Learn (or Not Forget)
  2. Turning notes into a novel
  3. Hard writing makes easy reading | Novel Girl
  4. Why You Should Write in a Closet | Storyline Blog
  5. Blood-Red Pencil: Layer Four: Internal Conflict Scenes
  6. How to give feedback without pissing people off | Matador Network
  7. Writing Tips: 25 Rules For Keeping It Short And Snappy
  8. The Other Side of the Story: Goals: Does Every Character Need the Same One?
  9. Between the Lines- The Official Blog of the Books & Such Literary Team : Books & Such Literary Agency
  10. Making Submissions: A Guide For Frazzled Writers - Writer's Relief, Inc.
  11. 7 Ways to Build Your Writing Confidence - Helping Writers Become Authors
  12. Picture Book Templates Arrive for Kindle Authors, and a Labor Day Weekend Sale by Tracy R. Atkins — The Book Designer
  13. Writing Rule #1: There Is No “One Right Way” | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author
  14. Long Odds for Authors Newly Published | The Passive Voice |
  15. The Indie 50 - The 50 Best Sites for Indie and Self-Published Authors | August Wainwright
  16. Book Marketing: The Long Term Launch | The Creative Penn
  17. When it Comes to Content, Who Cares if there’s an App for That? | Copyblogger  
  18. Lindsay Buroker: New Author Series: Novellas vs. Novels, How to Finish Your First Novel, and Pricing - Fantasy Author 

Check out these links to writing & marketing blog posts. Click to Tweet.

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